Nearby towns and villages
Bauduen seems to be clinging to its hill. Its typical Provencal country houses almost have their feet in the water. The development of a marina and a beach has transformed this small village into a popular seaside resort. In summer, organized markets offer tourists the opportunity to discover the local produce: olives, truffles, cold meats and cheeses from local producers, regional specialties, etc.
Les Salles-sur-Verdon is one of the last villages to have been built on the shores of the lake of Sainte-Croix. The old village, whose first buildings date back to Roman times, was washed away when the Dam of Sainte-Croix was created. Although the historical heritage was swallowed up by the waves, the village has managed to preserve its natural heritage and the magnificent landscapes that surround it. These new streets and squares invite you to stroll. They offer a sublime panorama on the turquoise waters of the lake and the Costebelle island.
You only have to walk through lavender and olive fields to find Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon, the hillside village that gave its name to the lake. It is the perfect place to revitalize yourself and spend a quiet stay, far from the daily worries.
Aiguines has a beautiful architectural and historical heritage. The old center is full of surprises. On the Place de la Fontaine, the visitor can admire a fountain with four cannons and a square belfry housing bells. Strolling through the narrow streets, tourists stroll along old houses with vaulted steps. The Museum of woodturning, located in the center of the village, presents the evolution of this local craft. The medieval castle of Aiguines and its four towers, now closed to the public, overlooks the lake of Sainte-Croix. These gardens have been classified, the roof and facades are listed as Historical Monuments.
Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is a village full of charm, known worldwide for its earthenware. Classified as one of the “plus beaux villages de France” (“most beautiful villages in France”), it is composed of typical Provencal houses dominated by a golden star suspended between the limestone cliffs. The Lombard Romanesque bell tower and the church of Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption overlooking Moustiers-Sainte-Marie can be reached by taking a paved slope of 262 steps.