Nautical activities in Castillon
Mainly fed by the Verdon, this lake seduces by its remarkable natural setting, at the gateway to the Alps and the Gorges du Verdon. This beautiful stretch of water becomes throughout the summer a base for nautical leisure activities: excursion on the lake, canoeing, paddle, wakeboarding, or simply swimming, many activities are offered.
The Verdon Natural Park
Between the Var and the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, the Verdon Natural Park offers a wide variety of landscapes, composed of agricultural valleys, vertiginous gorges and gorges. Nature is also a great playground for lovers of outdoor activities: hiking, cycling, horse riding, kayaking, tree climbing, via ferrata… From one valley to another, discover a built heritage whose discretion adds to its charm: historical landmarks, fountains, wells, medieval castles, oppidums… Passionate producers perpetuate an ancestral know-how. The markets and traditional grocery stores will invite you to discover local products: honey and gingerbread, mountain cheese, lamb meat, fruit and vegetables, farm produce, olives, cold-pressed olive oil, liqueurs, lavender essential oil…
The Pignes train
The Pignes train links Digne-les-Bains and Nice, making its way through the heart of the landscapes of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and the Nice hinterland. This train offers an unobstructed view over a wide variety of landscapes, between lavender fields and chestnut groves.
The fossils of Haute-Provence
During your stay in Saint-André-les-Alpes, you can visit the tourist sites of the Haute-Provence National Geological Nature Reserve, which bear witness to an absolutely remarkable geological past. Discover for example the ichthyosaur fossils of La Robine, the ammonite slab of Digne which has more than 1550 fossils, or the Tabori ravine which is home to mermaid fossils in Taulanne.