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©Village de Castellane |Philippe Murtas Photographe

gate of the Gorges du Verdon

At the entrance of the Gorges du Verdon, Castellane is dominated by the Roc, an imposing limestone cliff.  Privileged village for outdoor sports, it is a Provençal city which combines its tourist vocation with the riches of its past and its extraordinary geological heritage.


Discover Castellane

and its surroundings

Alpine freshness

and Provencal sweetness

With its crown of mountains, Castellane already has its head in the Alps. Once protected by fourteen towers, it has a rich heritage. Discover the Porte de l’Annonciade, the clock tower and the church of Saint Victor, continue past the church of the Sacré Coeur to the Pont du Roc. Then sit on a terrace, on one of the small squares to enjoy the lively atmosphere of this city of character. You prefer a little peace and quiet? Opt for the pentagonal tower and its terraced gardens.

Beyond the roofs of the village, the panorama opens onto the entrance to the Gorges du Verdon.

I discover the city with a guide

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Le Roc, emblem of Castellane

It’s hard not to be impressed by the Roc, a rocky outcrop which, from the top of its 184 meters, dominates the village.
A small climb of 40 minutes to reach the top and the children can even ring the bell of the chapel (without excess anyway…).
In summer, you will appreciate the freshness of the interior and the water point.
You will see the statue of the virgin, struck down around 1970 and on the side the remains of the city in the middle ages, Petra Castellana.
You will especially enjoy a 360 ° view!

I discover the Roc trail


Did you know ?

Both in the perimeter of the Regional Natural Park of Verdon and that of the Geological Reserve of Haute Provence, Castellane conceals the treasures of nature.
The valley of the sirens for example. Are you intrigued?
Head to the Maison Nature et Patrimoines to learn all about the marine mammals that lived in the region 40 million years ago and are believed to be at the origin of the myth of the mermaids.

I discover

3 good reasons to discover Castellane

A livelyvillage

It is “THE” base camp for practitioners of whitewater activities who come to compete in the Gorges du Verdon.

A richhistory

From the vestiges of pre-history to the building of the Middle Ages

AlongThe Napoleon Route

It is a stage of this road which connects Golfe-Juan to Grenoble.

Accommodation in


With the family in a campsite, as a couple in a charming hotel, with friends in a spacious group gîte, in holiday rentals, in guest houses, in yurts or in refuges close to an observatory… in Castellane and the surrounding area there is a prodigious range of accommodation on offer for holidays close to the Gorges du Verdon and the Lac de Castillon.

Practical information


2 Boulevard Saint Michel, Castellane

Opening hours

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
In April and October
Monday to Saturday from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm
Public holidays from 9.30am to 12.30pm
Closed on Sunday

In May, June, from 27 August and September
Monday to Saturday from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm
Sunday from 9.30am to 12.30pm
Public holidays from 9.30am to 12.30pm

In July until 26 August
Every day from 9am to 6.30pm non stop

From November to March
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm
Closed on Tuesdays, weekends and public holidays

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