Liven up your holidays!

Castellane

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Castellane - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
8.0
25

The lovely little town of Castellane on the banks of the Verdon river is a stopping place on the Napoleon Road (Route Napoléon) surrounded by beautiful, wild mountains. Dominated by the famous rock on which Notre-Dame du Roc chapel stands, the Provençal old town is a maze of picturesque narrow lanes, fortified vestiges like the Tour Pentagonale (five-sided tower) and Porte de l'Horloge (clock gateway), and the beautiful Place Marcel Sauvaire square – the heart of Castellane's action.

34 Rue Nationale is a house where Napoleon stopped to lunch on 3 March 1815 on his return from the island of Elba. Open to the public, it is today the Middle Verdon museum of popular arts and traditions.

Walking fans must not miss following the footpath that leads up to Notre-Dame du Roc chapel from behind the church in around 30 minutes. The view from the top over the surrounding countryside is magnificent!

As it is located in Verdon Regional Nature Park, Castellane makes an excellent base for hiking along the park's numerous walking trails, and for canoeing, kayaking and rafting in the clear water of the Verdon river.

Additional information
Castellane

Castellane village, dominated by its famous Roc and Our Lady Chapel, offers a wide range of activities including hiking and water sports are the main stars. It is the strategic gateway to the Verdon Gorges, but also a good base for targeted visits on the French Riviera, the Southern Alps.

Indeed, Castellane a village of Haute-Provence and is at the crossroads of the Napoleon road and roads of lavender, in the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon.

The village, classified "city of character" has managed to preserve and enhance its cultural heritage, and three monuments are also classified. It is pleasant to stroll through the narrow streets with their colorful houses.

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Monuments
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Photos

The old bridge at the foot of the rock of the Notre Dame du Roc
The old bridge at the foot of the rock of the Notre Dame du Roc
See photo
The lake and dam Chaudanne
The lake and dam Chaudanne
See photo
Notre Dame du Roc overlooking Castellane
Notre Dame du Roc overlooking Castellane
See photo
The Eoulx castle in the town of Castellane
The Eoulx castle in the town of Castellane
See photo

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

Your holidays
A hotel
A vacation rental
A bed & breakfast
A campsite
A leisure activity
A restaurant