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1 week in the Gorges du Verdon= 2 campsites to discover the richness of this incredible site

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  • A business town

Castellane 20 km.
Saint-André-les-Alpes, chief town of the district, 900 meters, is located at the confluence of the Issole and Verdon and situated in the heart of a mountain cirque. It offers hikers and tourists a pleasant step way. Even if the land is not missing, houses were built tightly against each other in a town otherwise fortified at least enclosed, as was firmly rooted habit of cohousing defensive category. It is in Saint-André-les-Alpes that was introduced in 1820 to André Honnorat initiative, the mechanization of the cloth industry, a traditional activity of high Verdon.
  • Capital of the free flight
Now turned to tourism, Saint-André-les-Alpes has made ​​a specialty of free flight through a particularly favorable for the exercise of air sports site. World Championships took place there in 1991 Free flight covers two different, but very close mind. Delta, born in 1970, and paragliding, little brother appeared around 1980.
Three tours pass near Saint-André. The shorter west lasts 2 hours and 40 leads near the summit of Chalvet, one of the sites off of the paragliders and hang gliders busiest in France; the second, known as Imperial Highway, leads in 3 hours round trip to Moriez (return can be done by train Pignes), and more difficult, to the west, following the Crete Greenhouses from village of La Mure (4 h).
The views of the mountain of Lure, the Mont Ventoux and the Mercantour Park are breathtaking.

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

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