1 week in the Gorges du Verdon= 2 campsites to discover the richness of this incredible site
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You can visit the Citroën Museum , located a few meters from the campsite , and the Nature and Heritage Castellane House and the Museum of the Resistance. You will find timetables of these museums on the site of the tourist office of Castellane www.castellane.org
Do not forget the charming streets of the historic center of Castellane, the church of Notre- Dame du Roc which dominates the village, and for Castellanais artisans, do not miss the apiaries Apijouvance or The Watchtower, the perfumery located on the road of lavender .
The market settles on the village square every Saturday .
And if we want to go a little further , what advice can you give us?
Natural Heritage , Lake Castillon is 5km away from our campsite. You can also find Lake Chaudanne Gorges Rayaup (where, depending on the time and attention that we have, you can see deer ) , valleys Jabron and Artuby , the Geological Reserve Haute- Provence, Verdon Regional natural Park , and finally 1 hour here, the natural lake of Allos in the Mercantour Park (if you 're lucky , you'll see marmots but do not disturb ) . Further north, you can take a detour through the Cian Gorge and Daluis Gorge. To the west, the Valensole in June and July is worth seeing.
For cultural outings, Castle Trigance 20min de Castellane , cities Dignes -les-Bains , Moustiers -Sainte- Marie ( earthenware, most beautiful villages in France ) or Entrevaux ( medieval village) an hour from here . You can also travel the roads of lavender , sundials or Napoleon. Further west , 1h30 de Castellane, the Museum of Prehistory of Quinson .
Finally many Provencal markets are visiting a different almost every day of the week as the big market of Ventimiglia Friday morning market Muy (Thursday) and Fréjus ( Sunday).
What can I do in 24 h in Castellane?
You can climb to the Roc de Castellane, the emblem of the city. Simply take the footpath signposted near the Church of the sacred heart, at the centre of Castellane. The campsite also offers this market, with however a different route. (2 min by car from the campsite).
For lovers of swimming or pedal boat rides, the basis of nautical leisure 'Sirocco' offers boat rentals to enjoy the beauty of the Lake Castillon (5 min from the campsite).
Those and those who so wish, it is possible to go paragliding in Saint-André-les-Alpes (20 min from the campsite). The paragliding school offers to overfly Castillon Lake and its surroundings. Count 2 h for this activity.
What can I do in 48 hours?
You can perform a market with us, since we propose small hikes of 3 h, one day out of two. Thus you will discover the ledge of the Cheiron and Castillon Lake, the old forest House located at 1030 m altitude, Roc de Castellane or even Colle Brayal, a hamlet of Castellane.
There is also the Maison Nature et Patrimoine, located in the heart of Castellane, which offers various exhibitions and you will tell the story of the old "sirens" of 40 million years ago.
If you are interested in water sports, check out the Canyoning and Rafting! With our partner Aboard Rafting, you browse through impressive canyons or the emerald waters of the Verdon. Note that rafting is practised only on Tuesday and Friday, day of the release of water from the dam.
Aboard Rafting also has a park adventure in the trees out of Castellane in the direction of the gorges du Verdon. Ideal for children as for adults, the ropes course offers unique views of the Verdon.
Finally, 20 km from the campsite, don't miss the essential Point Sublime. This viewpoint allows a remarkable view of the site of the Gorges of the Verdon.
What can I do in 3 days?
First of all, if you like hiking, beautiful scenery, the scenery and that you are a pretty good sport, we can only advise the Martel path. This 14km hike (ideally conducted in 7 h) provides magical views on the Gorges du Verdon. Become indispensable, it is nonetheless difficult (many passages on the edge of the cliff, narrow paths, the path length).
If you prefer to walk someone else, an equestrian centre is located just behind the campsite and offers numerous walks the walk, trot or Gallop!
For the thrill-seeking activities, our partner offers Hydrospeed, is a total immersion in the Gorges of the Verdon. Finally, be aware that the highest bridge in Europe (182 m) welcomes the more courageous for a unforgettable bungee jumping.
By car, you will appreciate the route des Crêtes, a succession of viewpoints offering incomparable views of the canyon of the Verdon and the small village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie (one of the most beautiful villages of France), famous for its earthenware, its star and the charm of its streets.
What can I do in 5 days?
If trail white-Martel was not enough to you, you can try the trail of the Imbut, which runs along the left bank of the Verdon. This hike is aimed at sportsmen and savvy walkers (some passages are slippery and dangerous). Expect to pay approx 5 h of walk.
The sensations for a few little different, you will find 15 minutes from Castellane a park designed for quad biking and paintball.
For the practice of sports in whitewater, Aboard Rafting, our partner, can offer the swimming, which combines market, swimming, jump and float in the Verdon. An unforgettable moment to spend in the gorges du Verdon.
The municipal swimming pool is also available. 2 heated pools and the slide will delight the young and old.
For a discovery of the air, go to Digne, the assault of the rock wall during an outing in via ferrata. Access is free but an adapted equipment is essential before embarking.
Finally, if you prefer to stroll through the streets of a pretty village, go to Trigance (at the roundabout in Castellane, follow Comps-sur-Artuby), medieval city that dominates the Valley of the Jabron and which is worth a visit.
What can I do in 10 days?
Why not the train des Pignes? This line linking Nice to Digne offers beautiful views on the landscapes of the Alpes Maritimes and Alpes de Haute Provence.
For aquatic activities, the Côte d'Azur at the chance to have a few water parks so Aquasplash / Marineland! Enjoy the attractions and the charm of the marine animals. (1 h 45 of Castellane).
You can also initiate the practice of kitesurfing, a friendly and exhilarating sport! (1 h 30 of Castellane).
Finally, discover the Château Sainte Roseline, located at the exit of the Muy (1 h 10, Castellane). Visit the cloister, the vineyards and the beautiful gardens of this magnificent House.
What can I do in 14 days?
For example, you can practice golf, at the Château de Taulane (20 min by car) in a quite spectacular setting. Or, if the Côte d'Azur and the water sports you attract, why not test hiking in jetski and parasail?
Finally, enjoy a stop on the coast to visit Monaco!