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Castillon and Sainte Croix Lakes

Wherever you stay in the Verdon valley, sooner or later you will feel the urge to refresh yourself in the immensity of our beautiful lakes. Discovery sequence…
Want to discover the freshness of Moyen-Verdon?
Surrounded by unspoiled nature mountains, Lake Castillon will seduce you with the calm that reigns there.
Whether on the water or seen from above, any premise is good for having a good time.
Rather Gorges du Verdon?
Go to meet the lake of Sainte-Croix. Its cliffs plunging into turquoise waters reveal Mediterranean-style beaches.

Castillon lake

This emerald lake is a real apple of peace for all lovers of calm and the mountains. Perched at nearly 900 m above sea level, it runs alongside the villages of Saint-Julien-du-Verdon, and Saint-Andre-les-Alpes.

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

Technical sheet

   Altitude: 879 meters

   Length: 12 kilometers long

   Depth: About 100 meters in places

   Surface area: 500 ha is the equivalent of 714 football fields

   Volume: 150 million m3 of water or 40,000 Olympic swimming pools

Go on a discovery

Villages by the water

Saint-Andre-les-Alpes, known for its world paragliding competitions, is the first village encountered on Castillon Lake. Lavender, artisans and heritage will seduce you for a day or a weekend.
The hilltop village of Saint-Julien-du-Verdon, meanwhile, offers a panoramic view of Castillon Lake.
Oriented towards clear waters and bathed in sunshine, it offers unspoiled nature where it is good to rest.

I discover

Water activities

The sun is beating down, need to cool off?

Irresistible beaches by the lake, unusual places by rivers, swimming pools with a view of the mountains; swimming will occupy a large place during your stay.

Your laughter in the water will make vacation memories unforgettable.

Come on, everyone in the water!

I discover the bathing places

The call to move away from the shore is too strong, dare to set sail to discover diversified nautical experiences on Castillon Lake.

On board !


I discover nautical activities

For fishing enthusiasts, nothing beats the gentle sunrise and sunset to fish in one of our most beautiful spots.

I discover the fishing spots


Did you know ?

A sundial, touted as “the largest in the world” by its designer Denis Savoie, is located on the vault of the dam, a unique support 100 meters high and 200 wide .

Do not miss it!

Sainte-Croix Lake

This turquoise lake is striking both for its beauty and its idyllic setting. Surrounded by hills, Lake Sainte-Croix is the continuation of the Gorges du Verdon.

Its calm water, ideal temperature and verdant flora have scents of lavender, thyme, almonds and rosemary which grow nearby.
So, ready for a scenic dip?

Technical sheet

  Altitude: 447 meters

   Length: 11 kilometers long

   Depth: About 90 meters

   Surface area: 22 km²

   Volume: 760 million m3

Prepare your stay on the shores of Castillon Lake