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The village of Castellane

The village of Castellane, an essential stopover during your stay in the Verdon

You will not be able to spend a stay in the Gorges du Verdon without going through Castellane! Very lively in summer, the village of Castellane offers a wide range of shops and services in a very charming environment.

Notre Dame du Roc - Castellane Alpes de haute Provence
Castellane Gorges du Verdon - le Roc

Located at the gates of the Gorges du Verdon, the village of Castellane is part of a very beautiful environment. When you approach it, you first see a large rock overlooked by a small chapel. The old town is surrounded by fortifications and you will access the center through ancient porches. In the center, Place Marcel Sauvaire leads to small shopping streets or quieter ones. The city can be discovered on foot, by wandering and getting lost in these small streets.

A historic village, the starting point for visiting the region

Village tinged with history, Castellane is a historic town whose architecture is sure to seduce you. Observe carefully all the testimonies of our history: the 12th century Saint-Victor church, of Romanesque and Gothic architecture, or the town hall, of neoclassical style. Do not miss the 13th century Pentagonal Tower and if you are brave, climb up to the Notre-Dame-du-Roc chapel. After half an hour of walking, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the city.

In summer, the village of Castellane is very lively, with its many restaurants and terraced cafes, and its small shops. You will find a lot of information on the region and the activities.

Lovers of outdoor sports scramble to come and enjoy the crystalline waters offered by the Verdon river and set off to discover the Grand Canyon in Rafting , Aquatic hiking or Canoe .