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Castellane

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

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

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Castellane

The village of Castellane, overlooked by its famous Roc and Notre-Dame chapel, offers a wide range of activities including hiking and white water sports. It is the strategic gateway to the Verdon gorges, but also a good base for targeted visits to the Cote d'Azur, the Southern Alps.

Indeed, Castellane is a village of Haute-Provence and is located at the crossroads of the Napoleon road and Lavender roads, in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Verdon.

The village, classified "city of character", has preserved and valorized its cultural heritage, and three monuments are listed. It is pleasant to stroll through the typical alleys with its houses with colorful facades.

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The old bridge at the foot of the rock of the chapel Notre Dame du Roc
The old bridge at the foot of the rock of the chapel Notre Dame du Roc
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The lake and the dam of Chaudanne
The lake and the dam of Chaudanne
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Chapel Notre-Dame du Roc overlooking Castellane
Chapel Notre-Dame du Roc overlooking Castellane
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The castle of Eoulx in the commune of Castellane
The castle of Eoulx in the commune of Castellane
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