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.
Paid parking depending on the season
Alpine freshnessand 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.
Castellane champagne is not produced… in Castellane, we deplore it as much as you do, but we have many other local products!
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!
It’s decided, you’re going to tackle the Roc with your little one: don’t skip the BB door stage, otherwise it’s going to be a long road to the cross for you! Rental is possible at the Au pied du roc shop.
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.
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.
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 !!
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
It is “THE” base camp for practitioners of whitewater activities who come to compete in the Gorges du Verdon.
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.
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.