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La Palud-sur-Verdon

​La Palud-sur-Verdon

Located at 930 m above sea level, La Palud-sur-Verdon is the ideal village to admire the gorges du Verdon, including through many viewpoints.
The site of La Palud-sur-Verdon has revealed a very ancient human occupation. Traces of Gallo-Roman habitat there were found, including the graves under roof tiles. The Christianization was accompanied by the installation of the monks, probably in the caves of Saint-Maurin as seems to indicate the existence of a rock Chapel.
  • The Church
Rebuilt in 1870, it has nevertheless retained its bell tower Romanesque, built in Tuff of Saint-Maurin on square plan.
  • The Castle
From the 15th century, a castle stood at the location of the current building, fief of the powerful family of the Demandolx. Expanded from 1744, recently restored, this massive building a great look with its Roman tiles fourslope roof. He dominated without ostentation houses its quadrangular mass flanked by turrets.
  • The route des crêtes
It is from La Palud-sur-Verdon we earn the route des Crêtes. Attention, in the winter, it can be dangerous. The succession of viewpoints that punctuate this route provides an amazing variety of vertiginous views. It is breath, surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation with lavender, that accessed the lookouts of the cliff of the stopovers. Its name comes from a relentless war that rejoiced in the 12th century the Lords of Trigance and La Palud. The first would be left to the assault by the bottom of the gorges riveting short pieces of wood as scale in cracks in the rock. With a little luck, can now observe climbers who defy gravity on the smooth and vertical walls. Viewpoints of la Carelle, Trescaire or la Dent d’Aïre have also become climbing: initiation all levels, climbing wall, de-escalation remember long ravines and waterfalls.
  • Arrival on the Lake
Until the end of the 18th century, the axis linking Moustiers in Castellane was only a bad path. It is Pierre Louis Demandolx, Lord of La Palud-sur-Verdon, facing the road, carried out in 1787, which runs along the right bank of the Verdon. Since the dam in 1972, the outlet on the gorges of the Verdon offers a magical spectacle where the nuances of the turquoise Emerald mark the passage of the waters of the torrent in the artificial lake of Sainte-Croix.

paddle boat in the Lake Sainte-Croix
Climbing tree
Pont de Galetas
Pont du Roc

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