© Village de Castellane | Philippe Murtas Photographe

Castellane 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.

Technical sheet

1 day

Free access

Paid parking depending on the season

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



Castellane is a friendly and pleasant town to live in. A well-deserved rest and a break to recharge your batteries. A quick trip to the Tourist Office so as not to miss any of the site visit.

Roc trail

After visiting the charming village of Castellane, we set out on the Roc trail, to discover the town seen from the top… A superb 45-minute walk, steep and under the sun but it was really worth it. hardly !!

Village at the sources of the Verdon

As soon as you arrive in Castellane, you will be surprised by its rock overlooking the city like a divinity protecting the town.
Its charm and its proximity to the Gorges du Verdon give it a very special interest.
An ideal location for discovering the gorges and Lake Castillon.
Half-Provençal, half-Alpine, the town will be an excellent place to spend your holidays in the Verdon.

3 good reasons to discover Castellane

A villagelively

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.

Further information

The village has 450 free parking spaces. Only the Marcel Sauvaire parking lot is chargeable.
Motorhomes can park in these car parks, with the exception of the swimming pool.

On the other hand, at night, it is compulsory to go to a dedicated area or a campsite.
You will have drain terminals there; so as not to empty your wastewater in this preserved nature for which you stop with us!

The tourist office has a limited free connection at your disposal, even outside of its opening hours.

If necessary, we invite you to use one of our three public toilets; they are free and it is more intimate than between two car doors.

On vacation too, we keep our good habits.

Prepare your stay in Castellane