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Guide To Lac de Sainte-Croix

Post by Sharat | September 14, 2018 | See France Destination Guides | Comment
Guide ToLac de Sainte-Croix

The Lac de Sainte-Croix is in the Regional Natural Park of Verdon. It is a leisure lake and reservoir that was established in the seventies and if you visit, there are a number of places worth checking out on the lake shore as well as in the region itself.The Lac de Sainte-Croix is surrounded by roads but many of them sit quite far away so you will not always get to see the water, nevertheless the countryside itself is extremely beautiful as well.

Exploring the Lac de Sainte-Croix

On the lake’s Eastern shore, you will find Les Salles-sur-Verdon which is extremely popular with tourists. It is a new village built after the lake was created and serves as a replacement to the historic village that bears its name that was destroyed by the creation of the dam and lake. There are supervised beaches that are perfect for the family to relax at and there is plenty of parking. There are other small beaches on Lac de Sainte-Croix which are not supervised and you should be careful if you visit because there are unpredictable currents in the water.

Head to the bridge

There is a bridge located at the point where the River Verdon enters the lake named Pont de Galetas on the East end of Lac de Sainte-Croix. From this vantage point there is a wonderful view of the entrance to the Gorges du Verdon. If you enjoy water sports, hire a canoe or a pedalo and set about exploring. Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is a small village that is not quite located on the lake shore but is close enough to visit but is worth visiting because it does have some great views that extend across the lake.

Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

Moustiers-Sainte-Marie appears on the “most beautiful villages of France” list because it has spectacular backdrop of cliffs that sit behind the village. It is also an interesting place in it of itself and you will find it extremely picturesque. You will need to spend a little time to explore it properly and if you have time after doing that, head to Aiguines which is not far away and has a few sites that visitors will find extremely interesting.

Lac de Sainte-Croix by Tristan Ferne, on Flickr

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