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Lake St. Croix

The largest lake in Provence

Lac de Sainte Croix vu d'AiguinesThe largest lakes Verdon covers an area of 2200 hectares (10 km long by 3 km wide), limited to the south by the hydroelectric dam at St. Croix and north of the bridge Galetas, where the power comes Verdon the lake.

The dam (such as thin vault), built at the entrance to the gorge Baudinard, supplies electricity to several cities in its vicinity. The lake beyond its utility reserve of water for Provence or electricity generation, has become a place of very popular tourist attraction.

Emphasized by a grandiose landscape, framed hills of the Haut Var and the Valensole plateau, it offers its turquoise waters to the pleasures of passengers. Here you can swim, go sailing, boating, and pedal back and the entry of Verdon gorges. Only electric boats are allowed to travel on the lake, which guaranteed a water quality impeccable.

All around Lake St. Croix, but especially on its southern coast, reception areas for tourists are numerous and well equipped (Les Salles sur Verdon, Bauduen, St. Croix du Verdon). As the trails that surround the lake, they will offer superb walks through the scent of Provence. Lake St. Croix is a quiet, calm, ideal for good moments between family swimming, water games and explore the region.

The north shore of the lake, on the department of Alpes de Haute Provence, is bounded by the Valensole plateau where you will find immense fields of lavender. Do not miss visiting Moustiers Sainte Marie to admire its production of an earthenware quality.

Pictures of Lake St. Croix

Around Lake St. Croix

Village de Sainte Croix - Gorges du Verdon - Aiguines - Bauduen - Moustiers - Les Salles sur Verdon - Artignosc - Baudinard - Quinson - Régusse en Provence - Aups - Draguignan - Musée de la Préhistoire de Quinson

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