Cascade de la Lance

Cascade de la Lance

Just a stone’s throw from the famous fortified town of Colmars-les-Alpes, lies the cascade de la Lance. A magical place not to be missed, it only takes a few minutes to reach this oasis of freshness. So let yourself be seduced by this grandiose natural setting that will enchant young and old alike.

Cascade de Lance, rafraîchissement
Petite cascade de la lange

A refreshing getaway

in a lush forest landscape

Discover the surprising Lance waterfall. Leaving from the
fortified village
it’s a pleasant stopover for the whole family. So motivate your little walkers, because at the end of the path there’s a beautiful splashing waterfall!

La cascade de la Lance,un décor enchanteur

An enchanting setting, with a 20-metre waterfall rising from the sky!

The trail follows the river with a beautiful view of the
before entering a forest fragrant with moss and lichen. Large
blocks of sandstone
from the torrent dot the landscape. The entrance to the rocky cirque is impressive.
mineral world
where the sun is not invited. We can take out a little jacket!

Did you know?

This is the kingdom of the tichodrome échelette. Stand still and pay close attention as you watch this funny little grey bird with its mottled tail and thin, curved beak hanging on the wall and concentrating on tracking insects. It opens its wings spasmodically, displaying a beautiful pinkish-red and brown color.

La Cascade de la Lance en observation
Pour accéder à la Cascade de la Lance, il faut suivre un chemin sinueux.

A discovery for all seasons

We never tire of seeing the Cascade again and again! It’s spectacular in spring when the snow melts, and the autumn atmosphere is very pleasant and relaxing. You won’t be able to discover it frozen in the dead of winter, as the footbridge is raised due to frost and falling rocks.

Feel like coming back for more?

Explore other Haut-Verdon treasures such as the Lance basins.

3 good reasons to discover it

Easy access!

It only takes a few minutes to discover this emblematic site of the Haut-Verdon. An easy walk for the whole family and a change of scenery guaranteed!

An enchanting place!

Just a stone’s throw from the fortified town of Colmars-les-Alpes, discover this wonderful, secret waterfall worthy of a fairy tale.

Cooling off

On hot summer days, take the opportunity to soak your feet. Descending “on sight” to the water’s edge below the cascade. The water is cool and it’s a great place to relax and improvise a picnic.

Further information


The trail is not wheelchair accessible, but you can do it with a joëlette if there are enough of you to take turns.

Book online.


2 large free parking lots:

  • the Vauban parking lot in the walled city
  • the Lance parking lot near the waterfall
    Information Colmars les Alpes Tourist Information Office 04 92 83 41 92


There’s no need to bring swimsuits, as swimming is forbidden and dangerous.
Dogs are allowed and must be kept on a leash.


in the vicinity

Preparing well

Your stay in the Verdon

carte-intéractive-colmars Cascade de la Lance

45 min return

Easy walk from
Tourist Information Office

from 4-5 years

For toddlers, you’ll need a baby carrier, as access with a baby carriage is not practical. Be careful on the last stretch, as the path is a little narrow and steep, and the overhanging footbridge means you have to keep your handcuffs on tight!

Height difference: 100m

Mid-April to late October

And depending on weather conditions.

Free access

Parking de la Lance.

Cascade de la Lance

Cascade de la Lance

Listed natural site. Easy walk to the waterfall, where you might spot a beautiful mountain bird, the tichodrome échelette.

Ancienne Auberge Fleurie
04370 Colmars-en