Tourism in Castellane

In the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, visit Castellane. Enjoy the authenticity of this typical village of Haute-Provence and the Gorges du Verdon.

In Castellane you will find a pleasant pace of life is offered to you.

Do you want to experience an active vacation, in contact with nature? Do you like walking? Many paths await you in this preserved area of Haute-Provence and the Gorges du Verdon. During your stay, you can also try out other activities. For example, you can opt for a horse riding session, or shiver during a treetop adventure session.

Fruits and vegetables (grapes, strawberries, melons, peaches, cherries, plums, aubergines, courgettes), fish, red, white or rosé wines from Bandol or the Rhône valley, olives from Les Baux: the attractiveness of southeastern France is also based on many specialties. The Castellane markets are a unique opportunity to live a convivial experience, while buying the local products that you will savor in the hours that follow, for example by organising an aperitif.

Medieval churches, fountains and wash houses, monasteries… Discover an exceptional cultural and historical heritage. You can get in touch with the Castellane Tourist Office for all the tourist attractions available all around. Would you like to stay close to Castellane? Discover a wide choice of accommodation to spend your stay in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence: bed and breakfast, hotels, campsites…

Heritage and monuments

The small town of Castellane is renowned for its heritage. The historic centre of Castellane attracts visitors with its lively streets, old houses, shops and restaurants.

Built in the Middle Ages, the Chapelle Notre Dame-du-Roc overlooks the town of Castellane and the Verdon valley from its vertiginous rocky promontory. The present building was rebuilt in the 19th century in a sober and elegant architectural style. The chapel can be reached on foot from the centre of Castellane, after a walk of about 30 minutes. The view from the terrace is breathtaking and justifies the effort to reach the Notre Dame du Roc chapel.

7 kilometres south of Castellane, in the hamlet of Robion, you can also admire the Chapelle Saint-Thyrse de Robion.

The lake of Castillon

Between Castellane and Saint-André-les-Alpes, the lake of Castillon offers sublime landscapes in the heart of the Verdon Regional Natural want to rent a sailboat, a boat or a kayak? Do you simply want to swim in pure, fresh water? The lake of Castillon offers a wide selection of nautical activities.

Situated at an altitude of almost 900 m, this lake allows you to enjoy the freshness and numerous outdoor activities under the sun of Haute-Provence.

The Verdon Natural Park

Between the Var and the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, the Parc du Verdon is home to a wide variety of landscapes with mountains, hills, wild canyons, forests and agricultural valleys. Nature also offers a wide variety of activities to the visitors : hiking, cycling, horse riding, canyoning, paragliding, climbing, via ferrata, tree climbing… You can also set off to discover a built heritage of sober beauty: windmills, oil mills, grain mills, oppidums, churches, oratories, chapels? The heritage of the Verdon will also surprise your taste buds. The village markets and grocery stores will allow you to discover an exceptional terroir: honey, goat’s cheese, lamb meat, fruit and vegetables, farm produce, olives, cold pressed olive oil, citrus fruit liqueurs, crystallized flowers…

The Haute-Provence Geological Reserve

The reserve is an open-air book that traces the evolution of life. Various sites developed for tourism allow you to discover many geological treasures: fossils of ammonites (marine molluscs whose shape is reminiscent of snails), sirenians (marine mammals), ichthyosaurs … This area is classified and protected by Unesco.

You can visit the Musée Promenade in Digne-les-Bains, to learn more about the geological past of the region.

Practical Informations

Would you like to discover Castellane? Discover our advice to prepare your visit.

  • Location: Castellane is located in the heart of the Gorges du Verdon, and is easily accessible from the lake of Sainte-Croix.
  • Nearby tourist towns and villages: Rougon, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, Digne-les-Bains, Barrême
  • Market days: every Wednesday morning (food) and every Saturday morning.
  • Tourist Office (address): Rue nationale, 04120 Castellane
  • Tourist Office (phone): (+33)4 92 83 61 14
  • Official website:

Are you looking for accommodation in Castellane? You can book a hotel room, a bed and breakfast, a guest house, a pitch or a mobile home in a campsite.