The best activities to do in Castellane
Unmissable place for your stay in the Verdon, Castellane offers a multitude of activities to discover during your holidays, in a typical setting of the region.
Located in a still preserved environment, the village of Castellane has a real historical, but also cultural and sporting heritage. Whether your holidays are sporting, cultural or relaxing, you will undoubtedly find your happiness in Castellane!
What to do in Castellane?
The village of Castellane can be the starting point for hikes, in particular the Sentier du Roc (4 km) which will lead you to the Notre-Dame du Roc chapel along the ramparts of Castellane. The climb is done gradually from the Tourist Office. At the top, a breathtaking view of Castellane and the valley awaits you. You will also find an orientation table there to identify the surrounding peaks.
Nature and heritage house
Open to the public, the Maison nature et patrimoine de Castellane invites you to discover the natural and cultural riches of the Verdon through exhibitions, advice and activities all year round.
This museum offers multiple objects, documents and rare photos of the Resistance. you will also find several life-size reconstructions of the underground and of life in the maquis.
Automobile enthusiasts will be won over by this museum representing post-war Citroën production in exceptional original condition.
The Valley of the Sirens
This is a hike that starts at the Col des Lèques, near Castellane. This leads you to a unique geological site in the world: a 40 million year old marine cemetery. It follows a 4 km round trip walk, which you can do as a family.
Discover the Gorges du Verdon with, for example, Rafting , aqua hiking or Trott’elec , a new ecological and sustainable machine.
Swimming in the surrounding lakes
A few kilometers from Castellane, you will find lakes where you can swim, walk, rent canoes or pedal boats. The closest are the lakes of Castillon where you can practice the famous activity of Jumps Paddle and Chaudane and its magnificent gorges.
In the village, you can enjoy good local tables or the sunny terraces of the bars. In summer, an outdoor cinema offers many films under the stars! Also do not hesitate to consult the website of the tourist office to keep you informed of the various activities.
In Castellane, you will find accommodation (hotels, campsites , lodgings, apartments for rent ) but also everything you need during your stay: shops, local shops, supermarket, healthcare professionals, transport. There is also a market on Wednesday and Saturday morning. A reception area is in place for motorhomes.