Tourism in Saint-Julien-du-Verdon

Commune of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, the small village of Saint-Julien-du-Verdon seduces by its authenticity and the beauty of its landscapes. By taking the side roads leading to the village of Saint-Julien-du-Verdon, you will be able to revitalize yourself far from the pace of the city.

Would you prefer to spend an active vacation, recharging your batteries in contact with nature that is both wild and generous? This is the opportunity to introduce you to hiking or to go mountain biking or cycling on the paths and trails of the Gorges du Verdon. Various nature activities are also practiced in the Gorges du Verdon: horse riding, golf, initiation to climbing, tree climbing course, paragliding baptism…

Bouillabaisse with fish of the day, rosé wines (in moderation), peaches, apricots, Provençal olives, fougasses and soccas from Nice, ratatouille, lamb from La Crau, fresh bush with ewe’s or goat’s milk, nougats and calissons… The attractiveness of southeastern France is also based on a generous cuisine.

The terroir of the Gorges du Verdon invites you to numerous gastronomic excursions, to meet the know-how of passionate producers.

Landscapes are not the only tourist attraction of the Gorges du Verdon: churches, chapels, museums, castles, fountains are as many invitations to discovery.

Get in touch with the Tourist Office or the Tourist Office to prepare your stay.

You wish to stay in Southern France? Do you like camping for its proximity to nature? You prefer the comfort of a hotel? Do you like the conviviality of a bed and breakfast? You can easily book the accommodation that meets all your criteria.

The lake of Castillon

Do you want to spend your stay in the green and quiet, but you also appreciate the benefits of a swim under the summer sun? The lake of Castillon, at the gates of the Gorges du Verdon, offers various water sports activities. You can swim in its clear waters, or rent a pedal boat, a kayak, a canoe… You will thus benefit from the assets of the sea, in the heart of the enchanting landscapes of the Verdo Regional Natural Park.

The Verdon Regional Nature Park

In the Verdon Park you will find a great diversity of landscapes: the Valensole plateau, where wheat and lavender are grown, the low gorges, the lake of Sainte-Croix, the lakes and mountains, the hills of the Haut-Var, the impressive and oversized Gorges du Verdon, the Artuby… The Park has been developed for the practice of nature activities, in the respect of natural spaces… Activities such as hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, via ferrata, canyoning, paragliding, climbing, tree climbing… are practiced here. The medieval villages bear witness to a very ancient human occupation. During your touristic escapades, admire the historical milestones, bread ovens, fountains, wash houses, oppidums… Markets and grocery stores will allow you to discover local flavors: honey, mountain cheese, lamb meat, vegetables and fruits, first cold-pressed olive oil, citrus fruit liqueurs, lavender extracts…

A remarkable rural heritage

In the rural department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, people have been transforming landscapes since prehistoric times. They have grown wheat, led their herds of goats, cows and sheep to the mountain pastures. From this encounter between nature and culture was born a heritage worthy of interest. Several museums explore a trade or tradition specific to Haute-Provence. for example, you can visit the house of the Bois de Méolans-Revel, the museum of Ancient Toys in Gréoux-les-Bains, the museum of the Poudrière d’Entrevaux, the ecomuseum of the Sisteron Country in Sisteron, the museum of Military Motorcycle Fashion in Sainte-Tulle…