Lake Sainte-Croix

The beautiful lake of Sainte-Croix is located in Provence near the Gorges du Verdon

Lake Sainte-Croix is an artificial lake with a dam. These intense blue waters encourage swimming and fortunately swimming is allowed in the lake. There are many beaches where you can enjoy water sports (sailing, canoeing...). The number of visitors in this magnificent region is of course high in summer, so don't arrive too late. The lake can be used as a stopover after an excursion to the nearby Gorges du Verdon.

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Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 2 h.

The Verdon River

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The Verdon River
The Verdon with its turquoise waters flows into the lake of Sainte-Croix at the Bridge of Galetas

Swimming at the Galetas Bridge

Swimming at the Galetas Bridge
The lake of Sainte-Croix is a paradise for those who love water activities. In addition the water temperature is very pleasant in summer.

Around the lake

Around the lake
Not everything is perfect as you have to keep your shoes to walk on the beach. These are not sandy beaches. It should be noted that you can swim anywhere around the lake, just find a path and a place for the car. Of course swimming is at your own risk.

The car park

The car park
It's a bit of anarchy in the parking spaces, we park a little bit anywhere around the lake. First served first-served, the regulars arrive early to picnic in the shade.

The Salles-sur-Verdon

The Salles-sur-Verdon
It's a bit of anarchy in terms of parking spaces, People park their cars a little bit anywhere around the lake. First come first served, regulars arrive early for a picnic in the shade.

The beach of Les Salles-sur-Verdon

The beach of Les Salles-sur-Verdon

In the shade of the trees

In the shade of the trees
Places in the shade are not easy to find.

The car park at Salles-sur-Verdon

The car park at Salles-sur-Verdon
The car park is better organized in Salles-sur-Verdon on the other hand it is quickly full.

The Salles-sur-Verdon

The Salles-sur-Verdon
After swimming you can go back to the nice village for a drink.
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

Other walks

The Gorges of Verdon

The Gorges of Verdon

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At 7.35 Km