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Castellane: a charming village in the heart of the Verdon

Castellane is a typical village in Haute-Provence and the gateway to the Gorges du Verdon with all its activities. Come and discover our rich cultural and natural heritage at the crossroads between the Route Napoléon and Routes de la Lavande, in the heart of the Verdon National Park.


Castellane et son Roc © verdonpictures.com

Castellane et son Roc © verdonpictures.com

An adventure playground in the great outdoors


Ramblers can come and explore our numerous walking trails. Visit the highest canyon in Europe with the Blanc-Martel trail which runs alongside the Verdon. Climb up to the summits surrounding the village, and enjoy breath-taking views across the Verdon Valley and the colourful Lake Castillon.

Looking for an adrenaline rush? Have a go at a white-water activity on the Verdon River. View the exceptional Gorges du Verdon from a different angle by heading down on a raft.

Uncover the wealth of outdoor activities.


Eau vive Castellane © verdonpictures.com

Eau vive Castellane Verdon  © verdonpictures.com


A village full of charm


Castellane is dominated by its ‘Roc’: a gigantic limestone rock that cannot fail to attract the eye as soon as you arrive. The village, awarded as a ‘cité de caractère’, has preserved and enriched its cultural heritage. Come and admire our three key monuments: the St Victor Church, the clock tower, and the Pentagonale tower (previously surrounded by ramparts).

Wander through the village streets with their colourful facades, which are characteristic of Haute-Provence villages. Then, walk up the Roc path towards the chapel and enjoy the view of the rooftops with the Verdon Valley in the distance.


castellane © verdonpictures.com

Castellane depuis le pont du Roc © verdonpictures.com

A protected area


Located in the heart of the Verdon Regional Park, come and visit an area of outstanding natural beauty. Discover the prestigious Gorges du Verdon and the impressive cliffs that can drop down by over 500 metres.

Watch the majestic vultures that have settled here. And last but not least, come and enjoy the emerald waters of Lake Castillon: one of the most untouched lakes in the whole Verdon region.

Lac de Castillon à Castellane © verdonpictures.com

Lac de Castillon à Castellane © verdonpictures.com


Can’t believe your eyes? Then come and see for yourself and head to Castellane and the Verdon for that unforgettable holiday…