Lac de Castillon, test base for the DGA

Lac de Castillon, test base for the DGA

Some will say; “The Verdon is not very populated, but you can see everything there” and they are right! We are talking to you today about a military test base which could well be the setting for a new episode of Mr Bond and his acolytes (by enlarging just...
Construction of lake Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon

Construction of lake Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon

Before the construction of Lake Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon, one must imagine a valley with gentle slopes with a landscape shaped by the human presence. Lavender fields, truffle oaks, wheat fields, vines and olive trees were perpetuated there by the local populations over...
Lake Sainte-Croix-du-verdon, Rafting and canoe?

Lake Sainte-Croix-du-verdon, Rafting and canoe?

No rafting possible on Lake Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon. And yes, for the practice of rafting, you need rapids! Difficult to find on a lake. For water sports enthusiasts, go rather to the top of this page and click on “Activities” For others, welcome to this...
Martel expedition 1905 in the Grand Canyon du Verdon

Martel expedition 1905 in the Grand Canyon du Verdon

The Martel expedition was led by the French speleologist Édouard-Alfred Martel (1859-1938). He went to Haute Provence in 1905. Sent by the Ministry of Agriculture, he came to study the resurgence of Fontaine l’Evêque (today drowned in the lake of Sainte-Croix)....
Mount Chiran Astronomical Observatory

Mount Chiran Astronomical Observatory

The Mount Chiran Astronomical Observatory now belongs to an association that welcomes you for an evening under the stars. The Mont Chiran observatory is located in the Verdon Regional Natural Park at 1905 meters above sea level. Many of you contact us about the...
Moustiers-Sainte-Marie and the legends of the star

Moustiers-Sainte-Marie and the legends of the star

Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, one of the most beautiful villages in France There is evidence of the presence of man since prehistoric times. The village in the lines we know today, was founded in the 5th century by some monks. At the crossroads of the Gorges du Verdon,...