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Sainte-Croix Lake

At the crossroads where the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence meets the Haut-Var, the construction of the Sainte-Croix hydroelectric dam on the Verdon created the Sainte-Croix Lake, one of the most beautiful lakes in Provence. Not far from your Sandaya campsite in Castellane, at the foot of the Gorges du Verdon, come and settle yourself on the banks of this emerald lake for some wonderful bathing in the radiant sunshine of southern France!
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Your holiday setting near the Sainte-Croix Lake

Nestling in the heart of the exceptional scenery of the Provence Verte, the Sainte-Croix Lake is like a turquoise jewel contrasting against its dark green setting of pines and holm oaks. Just a few kilometres away, your Sandaya campsite at Castellane, the gateway to the largest canyon in Europe, shares the same lush green landscape so emblematic of the Haut Var. Framed by the hills and mountains that give their shape to the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, your luxury holiday village provides a very special backdrop to your stay in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. So it’s hardly surprising that the campsite’s activities have been specially planned to make the most of this fabulous environment! A workout session in the open air, boating and fishing on the little campsite lake, playgrounds, mini-golf, multisports ground... What better way to enjoy the pure fresh air so deliciously scented with lavender! From the comfort of your mobile home, tent or campervan, you can enjoy direct access to the crystal waters of the Verdon. On-site, all the campers can make the most of the summer season in our campsite with water park: turquoise swimming pools, multi-lane slides, fun water playground for the children... Ideal to start the day on a refreshing note! It’s already time to head off to the blue waters of the man-made Sainte-Croix Lake and enjoy its watersports with the all family.

Activities on the Sainte-Croix Lake

Wend your way along the sublime roads of the Verdon Natural Regional Park, heady with the scents of rosemary and thyme, until finally you reach the Sainte-Croix Lake! Its crystal clear water and beaches equipped for holiday leisure are an open invitation to bathing, whilst the watersports centres offer an opportunity to take a trip on the water and travel upstream as far as the Gorges du Verdon. Out with the towels and on with the swimsuits!

Activities on the water

Discover the Sainte-Croix Lake the best possible way, by getting out on the water! Around the lake, there are plenty of spots to enjoy watersports with all the family: hire a sailing dingy, catamaran, pedal boat, canoe-kayak, SUP... All you need to do is decide on your favourite type of boat and head off to explore the Sainte-Croix Lake in all directions! And whilst you’re out on the waves, make the most of the warm water heated by the Provençal sunshine to enjoy a swim, before returning to the shore and a picnic in the shade lulled by the song of the cicadas. Holiday bliss!

Activities around the lake

Whatever the season, one of the best ways to appreciate the beauty of the Sainte-Croix Lake is from the natural paths that follow its edge and beckon you for a walk between swims. A little further away from its shores, the roads lead you to the picturesque Provençal villages of Sainte-Croix, Les Salles-du-Verdon and Bauduen with its large toy museum, a visit that is definitely not to be missed! On the northern side of the lake, head up onto the Valensole Plateau and its vast fields of lavender. Take time out to stroll through the narrow streets of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, a village perched high above the Verdon and officially listed as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France. This is where you’ll discover the treasures of the Provence Verte!

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