Supervised activity on the Verdon Lakes

Paddle and Canoë

Around Castellane, on the lakes, Paddle and canoeing are the perfect activities to enjoy the wonders offered by these jewels of the Gorges!

Discovering the Verdon lakes

The Verdon lakes will seduce you with their turquoise waters and the green nature that surrounds them, they will offer you landscapes worthy of the most beautiful postcards.

In addition to our Rafting , Canyoning and Rando Aqua activities on the Verdon river, we will advise you of supervised outings on the two lakes around Castellane.

Do you know the lake of Castillon?

The 8 km long lake of Castillon located above the village of Castellane , extends from the village of Saint André les Alpes to the dam of Castillon passing through the village of Saint Julien du Verdon.

Of the five lakes of the Gorges du Verdon , it is the second lake in area after the Sainte-Croix lake.

It offers several activities, in addition to being able to visit picturesque villages . It offers you beautiful beaches for relaxation as well as rental companies to take a paddle , canoe and pedalo ride on the lake. You can also discover beautiful hikes with breathtaking panoramas.

Want to discover the Chaudanne lake?

The Lac de Castillon flows into the Lac de Chaudanne created by the dam of the same name.

The latter, although smaller and more discreet , has some nice surprises in store. By its small size and its encirclement by limestone cliffs, it gives a wilder impression. Above we can see the village of Demandolx where you will also find beautiful hikes here.

The Chaudanne lake flows into the Verdon river and depending on the days of opening or closing of the dam, gives us the possibility of doing beautiful activities such as rafting or hiking-aqua .

The atmosphere of these two lakes is radically different and offers many possibilities.

Why Canoe or Stand Up Paddle to discover the Verdon?

At HPO we have chosen supervised Canoe and Stand Up Paddle activities for you on these lakes .

You like to relax on the water but you want to do some sport . Come and try these activities on the Lakes to see them as you have never seen them before.

Canoeing or paddleboarding in the Verdon are activities you absolutely must try during your stay in Castellane.

Sailing in this way on the Lakes allows you to take your time to observe the spectacle of nature , the breathtaking landscapes, the flora and perhaps, if you are lucky, the wildlife .

  • Lac de Castillon vue sur le barrage - Alpes de haute Provence


The activities recommended by one of our guides are the guarantee of having a good time in complete safety.

Our qualified guides , who in addition to giving you advice on having the right gestures for paddling, will show you the secrets that hide inside these turquoise and paradisiacal waters . You will keep unforgettable memories while relaxing lulled by the tranquility of the lake .

On each course the guides could adapt to your desires for calm, observation, fun or physical exercise! So do not hesitate !

We offer two different formulas of approximately 1h30 on the water:

Option N ° 1 : Discovery in Stand Up Paddle or in Canoe Lake Chaudanne or Castillon

Option N ° 2 : Discovery in Paddle or in Canoe one of the two lakes, at the nightfall (sunset).


  • Clean suits , washed after each outing with natural products.
  • Experienced and entertaining guides to accompany you during your aquatic activity and who part with you with their knowledge of the Verdon region .
  • Of routes suitable for all the levels to discover the Lakes around Castellane
  • Surprises throughout the activity

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