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Moustiers Sainte Marie

Moustiers Sainte Marie is located at the gates of the Verdon gorges halfway between Gréoux les Bains and Castellane. You can get there by taking the 952 departmental road. Specialized in the manufacture of earthenware, the village of Moustiers Sainte Marie gathers 15 workshops of craft industry and proposes to the visitors 22 shops where to buy earthenware pieces of very high quality. During your visit, you will not fail to discover a rich architectural heritage as well as the grotto of Saint Madeleine. The village of Moustiers les bains is built at an altitude of 630 m in the heart of a remarkable geographical site surrounded by steep walls. Near the village, you will find the Sainte-Croix lake, a lake that is ideal for canoeing and kayaking.

Lac de Sainte Croix

Lake Sainte-Croix occupies a central position between the French Riviera, Provence and the Alps. As soon as you arrive, you will be enchanted by the beauty of the landscapes and delighted to enjoy the many equipped beaches offered by the artificial lake of Sainte-Croix du Verdon. A tourist destination to be privileged for all lovers of water sports and sunbathing. Here the climate is generous, the sun shines 310 days a year. Of course, the lake is navigable and you will easily find many shops or rent a kayak, a pedal boat, a motor boat or a rowing boat. Numerous hiking trails are also accessible from Lake Sainte-Croix. You can reach the nearby villages of Moustiers, Riez or Bauden.

Sillans la Cascade

Sillans la Cascade is a real Provencal jewel. As you walk through this village perched on the heights, you will discover typical little streets and squares where it is good to stroll in the shade of the blazing sun. Of course, if visitors rush to visit this small town, it is above all to admire a magnificent 42 m high waterfall. It is the highest waterfall in the Var department. A small belvedere offers you a breathtaking view of the waterfall. For safety reasons, it is forbidden to swim under the waterfall. A swimming area is provided about 1 km downstream from the waterfalls. Sillans la Cascade is a wonder of nature that will delight all photographers!

Gréoux les bains

Built close to the Verdon river, the village of Gréoux les Bains is lively and known for its high quality thermal waters. Nestled in the heart of a resplendent nature, the village is surrounded by fields of rosemary, lavender and thyme. Hiking enthusiasts can take advantage of the many trails that have been laid out to discover sun-drenched landscapes. You can also visit the troglodytic terms as well as the old castle of the Templars. The more sporty among you will also have the opportunity to practice many sports activities: white water sports, swimming, mountain biking, fishing or horseback riding. The tourist accommodation facilities available in the village of Gréoux les Bains are numerous and welcome you for a comfortable stay.

Activity and agenda

Market Day


Esparron de Verdon

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Gréoux les Bains

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Marché alimentair. More


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Saint André les Alpes

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La Palud sur Verdon

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Light on...

Escape in a hot air balloon, for a flight over the Verdon or the Luberon, savour this unique moment. AeroProvence offers hot-air balloon flights from the Verdon and Luberon Parks. While flying over the Provencal landscapes, you can admire the Alps on the horizon.

AeroProvence is created on the initiative of a passionate person, Tom, 30 years of aeronautical experience, 5000 hours of flight in glider, ultralight, plane and hot-air balloon. He will make you discover all the facets of a balloon flight, from pre-flight briefing to landing.

The Verdon is rightly considered to be the most beautiful canyon in Europe. Surveyed by visitors from all over the world, the Verdon became a protected natural site in 1990. It also benefits from the label "Grand Site de France". What could be more normal for such a jewel?

The Verdon is also a region of villages such as Valensole, Riez, the very high perched Aiguines, the picturesque Bauduen, Castellane and its rock, Moustiers Sainte Marie... typical places and unforgettable landscapes.
It is in summary an exceptional site that we invite you to discover through a large collection of photos and other media that you will admire on this site, also with a maximum of access information.

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