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| Au pied des gorges du Verdon, du Plan de Canjuers et du plateau de Valensole, 83630 Aiguines, France
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All reviews south of france the river per hour water sports lots of parking stunning views two hours road trip clear water sainte croix no idea free parking whole family worth a trip couple of hours an amazing experience rainy day
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lac de Sainte-Croix is beautiful place. You can rent a pedal boat or kayak from the north coast of lake and spend hour or two on the lake or you can visit on a mouth of river verdon. At least our children really like use...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marko74Fin
Reviewed October 1, 2018

When driving from Nice to Moustiers Saint Marie we stopped at this lake to enjoy the water and have lunch on the bank. While we didn't have time to rent a water-bike or kayak, we saw many people enjoying a variety of water activities. Next...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mi6lo
Reviewed September 14, 2018

The lake is beautiful - a very peaceful place with outstanding views up the gorge. We enjoyed swimming and canoeing on the lake. There are also lovely villages around the area to explore

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank stevefield168
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

The big lake at the entrance to the Verdon gorge is an interesting starting and ending point for the trip. There is lots of parking here as well as all of the boat rentals to visit the gorge. There are several swimming areas and the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank anthonyhK3612QQ
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The Lake St. Croix is near to the Verdon Gorge. Beautiful and great for swimming, kayaking. Afert a day hiking in the surranding what can be more enjoyable than a cool swim in this lake.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Agnes56
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We went to the lake and spent half a day there. It is a beautiful experience and you can rent pedalos, canoos and also electrical boats if you feel lazy or just want to relax and enjoy. There are hikes and trails in the area...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stig M H
Reviewed August 21, 2018

... doesn't really do justice to this lake - it really is a fantastic colour and is set off by being rimmed by the trees, hills and rocks of the Gorge.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank N3018QVmarkh
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Photos do not do this place justice. The water is so blue and clear. Get there early as parking is a mission. Costs 4 euros for the day. Great place for a family day out with a pic Nic. Beaches have trees to shelter from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Devonbaggage
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Head for Pont de Galetas the main bridge across the entrance from lake to Gorge. Both times we managed to park up on roadside and walk across bridge to take photos of stunning green water. Then it short walk down to lakeside "beach"-pebbles so advise...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Chelt01
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Everything you read and see about this place is true. Its absolutely beautiful. The water is very very clear, the mountains are beautiful. When you dive in the water, swim a little, you just feel relaxed looking around, floating in the water. Its not a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Stephen D
September 14, 2018|
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Response from ChaznSteve | Reviewed this property |
You can take your own 😀
September 3, 2018|
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Response from Devonbaggage | Reviewed this property |
Yes I did see dogs there.
August 23, 2018|
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Response from Heather S | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if you can, but we thought we saw people on the shore fishing away from the boat rental areas.
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Jessica H
London, United Kingdom
Where to travel from to get to Lac De Sainte- Croix? (1 Replies)
Hi all, Spending 4 days in Paris this May and getting the train down to Marseilles to travel along the coast for a week. I would loveee to visit Lac De Sainte- Croix and see the beautiful lake. My question is; along the coast from Marseilles to Nice, where would be the best place to hire a car for 2 days to visit the area? Our flight is leaving from Nice and we are not sure where we are stopping along the coast from Marseille to Nice yet, but where would be easiest to pick up...More
January 12, 2015|
Response fromtplus|
Well, the lake is not that spectacular. The Gorges du Verdon are! But it can be reached from anywhere between Marseille and Nice by car and its a relaxed day-tour. For accommodation do an area search at kayak.com, starting at "Moustiers-Sainte-Marie". When you are a fan of lakes, let me recommend the "Lac de Serre-Poncon" which coast in parts appears like Norwegian fjords.
Singapore, null, Singapore
Going Gorges du Verdon and Valensole Plateau (20 Replies)
Greetings People! Driving to Gorges du Verdon from Nice should be very doable right? Which route should I take so I can see Lac de Sainte-Croix along my way? We wanna visit lavender field at Valensole Plateau as well but not many information on driving from Nice... Any suggestions?
May 09, 2015|
Response fromphilbyLondon_Nice|
have a look at my post April 2012; this route gives you a taste of the pre Alps and the Gorge it is a full day's drive if you want to see it all but you won't be disappointed
Lilly G
Visiting the Verdon Gorge - Lac de Sainte Croix (1 Replies)
I'm staying in Aix-en-Provence for a couple nights with my cousin, and we wanted to go see the Verdon Gorge. The problem is that both of us cannot drive. What I really want to do is go to the Lac de Sainte Croix and rowboat by the opening of the gorge on the north side of the lake. Do you guys have any tips for public transportation, taxis, or tours that could get us there? I know its supposed to be really hard to get there without a car so any tips would be much appreciated. Please help make...More
May 23, 2016|
Response fromCatullus|
Check for tours that go to the Gorge.