Hiking and legends; Robion Mountain

Hiking and legends; Robion, one of the most characteristic mountains of the Verdon. It rises to 1660 meters, 950 meters above Castellane. A characteristic massif since the course of rafting and air boat kayaking starting from Castellane and finishing at Pont de Soleil, is practically the turn of the mountain of Robion by the right. In other baths, we could say that the mountain of Robion is located on the left bank of the course … Since Castellane, behind the pool, you take the small main road towards Bourguet and you quickly meet the small yellow signs that mark the path to the top of Robion. Allow about 4 hours to make the round trip.

In summer, it is recommended to leave early to climb before the heat. From the top of the day by beautiful light, we can see the Mediterranean! Personally, I’ve never had this chance .. It is also possible to make a loop by going up or down, the route says “Tour de Robion”. From the village of Robion, on the road to Bourguet, you will also discover the chapel of Saint Trophime, troglodyte chapel of the eighteenth century attached to the mountain and dedicated to the first bishop of Arles.

Robion and the Knights Templar … Unless the legend has endured over the centuries in some secret circles, it was at the beginning of the twentieth century that the discovery of a parchment in Siberia awakened curiosity about the past “Templar” of the Verdon. this article on the legend of the treasure of the Knights Templar in the Verdon will deliver some details. The persecuted Templars carried their treasure from the east to the Verdon and hid it in the greatest secrecy. We then searched in the subfields of the castle of Valcros without success. It is also believed that the treasure can be found in an immense underground lake contained in Robion Mountain also called The Island of the Watchers.

Stop at the Moulin de Soleils Bakery on the road to Draguignan, the boss, passionate about this story is inexhaustible on the subject.