Nearby towns and villages
Esparron-de-Verdon, perched on the cliff, has a magnificent view of the lake and its turquoise waters. The old center of this charming village has a beautiful historical heritage. The château d’Esparron is classified as a Historical Monument. Its square 13th century keep was built by the Castellane family. The floors are decorated with barrel vaults.
After crossing lavender fields in bloom, vacationers arrive in Gréoux-les-Bains. Nicknamed the “Romantic Oasis of the Verdon”, this village has been renowned throughout France since Roman times for its thermal baths. The waters of Gréoux are known for their beneficial and therapeutic virtues.
On the Plateau of Valensole stands the picturesque Provencal village of Saint-Martin-de-Brômes with its steep streets. The old houses seem to have been built around the Clock Tower, a former keep dating from the 14th century. Today, a Gallo-Roman museum has taken up residence there and exhibits the archaeological heritage discovered during an excavation organized in 1992 in the commune. The visitor can admire a sarcophagus which is said to date from the 4th century, it is composed of large stone slabs as well as a lead coffin. In Saint-Martin-de-Brômes the curious can also discover one of the important sites in the region: the Buffe Arnaud oppidum.