Les lacs du Verdon

Castillon and Sainte-Croix lakes

Lac de Castillon is a dammed lake in the French department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.

Lac vue de haut
Saint André les Alpes est une commune française


Waterside villages

known for its world-class
paragliding competitions
is the first village on Lac de Castillon. Lavender, craftsmen and heritage will seduce you for a day or a weekend.

The perched village of
offers panoramic views over Lac de Castillon. Facing the clear waters and bathed in sunshine, it offers an unspoilt natural setting in which to relax.

Le Lac de Castillon

Two lakes, one story

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Activités au bord de l'eau

Water activities

Is the sun beating down and do you need to cool off? Irresistible lakeside beaches, unusual river spots, swimming pools with mountain views: swimming will be a big part of your stay. Your laughter in the water will make for unforgettable vacation memories. Let’s get in the water!

All aboard! The call to get away from the shore is too strong, dare to take to the open sea to discover a wide range of nautical experiences on Lac de Castillon.

For fishing enthusiasts, nothing beats the gentle sunrises and sunsets at one of our most beautiful spots.

L'été dans le Verdon
Découverte du lac de st-croix au fil de l'eau

A Mediterranean atmosphere on Lac de Sainte-Croix

The white beaches that line the lake take on a Mediterranean feel in summer. Its striking blue color is as captivating in the water as it is from above.

Alone, in pairs, with family or friends, discover Lac de Sainte-Croix by canoe, pedal boat, paddle, electric boat or even sail and windsurf .These activities, which don’t require a reservation, are offered by the many
water sports centers
located on the lake’s beaches.

In the event of strong gusts or violent winds, access by boat over a distance of two kilometers inside the gorges may be prohibited . Do not hesitate to contact the
Moustiers Tourist Office
or the nautical bases.

In the midst of nature

Walks around Lac de Castillon

Did you know?

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A sundial, billed as “the largest in the world” by its designer Denis Savoie, is located on the dam’s vault, a unique support measuring 100 m high and 200 m wide. Not to be missed!

Accommodation and food

around Lac de Castillon

carte intéractive de saint andré les alpes Lake CastillonLake Sainte-Croix
Le Lac de Castillon

Lake Castillon

This emerald lake is a true haven of peace for all lovers of peace and mountains. Perched at an altitude of almost 900 m, it runs alongside the villages ofSaint-Julien-du-Verdon and

A real source of freshness, this peaceful place will take you far from the tourist routes.

Lac, Sainte-Croix, plages

Lake Sainte-Croix

This turquoise lake is striking in both its beauty and its idyllic setting. Surrounded by hills, Lac de Sainte-Croix is the continuation of the Gorges du Verdon. Its calm water, ideal temperature and verdant flora have the scent of lavender, thyme, almonds and rosemary growing nearby.

So, are you ready to take the plunge?