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Tourism and travel guide

Located in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence , the small village of Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon seduces with its picturesque charm, set in the spectacular landscapes of the Verdon region. Do you want to go green, far from the noise and the excessive animation of the city? An excursion to Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon will allow you to revitalize yourself with your loved ones.

When you are on vacation, do you like to discover new outdoor activities? Rent your mountain bike or bicycle on the spot, take your rucksack and explore the sunny paths of the Verdon country. There are many outdoor activities in the surrounding area. For example, you can enjoy the region on a horseback ride, or try your hand at rock climbing. Of course, you can also take advantage of the water sports on offer at Lake Sainte-Croix.

The local heritage offers the promise of great ideas for visits and discoveries. Here, a particularly well-preserved fountain. Castles that were built during the Middle Ages can also be visited in the region. On the other side of the lake, the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is renowned for its heritage. You can also discover lavender growing in Valensole.

From the Mediterranean coast to the alpine pastures of the Southern French Alps, the attractiveness of southeastern France is also based on a gastronomy of a rare richness. Visit the local producers directly and share the unique atmosphere of the markets.

You wish to stay in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence? Do you want to stay in the privileged setting of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence? Discover quality accommodation. You can contact the Tourist Office for all the tourist sites available nearby.

Water activities at Lake St. Croix

10 kilometers long and 2 kilometers wide, the lake of Sainte-Croix is a real jewel in Provence, where you can enjoy the same activities as those offered at sea: boat or sailboat trips on the lake, canoeing, kayaking, towed buoys, kite surfing, jet skiing, paddle, water skiing, wakeboarding… There are supervised swimming areas where you and your family can enjoy the water in complete safety. Jellyfish-free swimming guaranteed!

You can also easily go up the vertiginous Gordes du Verdon from Sainte-Croix, for example by taking the Martel path.

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The Verdon Natural Park

Between the Var and the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, the landscapes of the Verdon are a perfect marriage between the Verdon, a white stone and the azure of Provence. The landscapes here are preserved and wild: vertiginous valleys or wide agricultural valleys, forests… Nature is also a great playground for vacationers. Hiking is a popular nature activity in the Park… You can also take a mountain bike ride along the paths of the Park, take a climbing lesson or try canyoning, or even go horse riding in the magical setting of the Verdon…

During your stay, you can discover a built heritage of sober beauty: windmills, oil mills, medieval castles, churches, chapels, oratories… Markets and grocery stores will introduce you to local flavors: honey, gingerbread, goat’s cheese, lamb, market garden produce, raspberries, farm produce, olives, olive oil…

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The heritage of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

The people of the villages of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department have shown, from generation to generation, persistence and imagination in developing their land. Take a stroll through the hilltop village of Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon and admire its beautiful old houses and 16th-century church.

Various museums focus on a profession or tradition specific to Haute-Provence. Visit for example the Musée de l’Occitane in Manosque, the museum of Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye, the museum of the Resistance in Castellane…


Visiting Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon: practical information

You can obtain tourist information about Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon from the Tourist Office: