Road Trip 2018 - 3 / Verdon Gorge and Lac de Sainte-Croix

The third station of our journey was the lake of Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon, which is an artificial lake at the downstream end of the Verdon Gorge, the deepest gorge in Europe.

The title picture above was taken when we climbed up the rocks, starting from our camping ground "Las Galetes".

The map shows where the lake is located in the region of the maritime alps of Provence.

The next three pictures were taken with my iphone. It is fun to rent a "pedalo" boat or canoe and paddle into the gorge and on the beautiful turquoise lake.




Another beautiful place to visit around the gorge is the ancient village Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. The village has been a centre of the pottery trade for centuries. A spring flows out of the cliff and creates a waterfall in town, providing water power. The village has a Romanesque church and a little chapel up in the rocks.

View down to the village.

The picture below shows the chapel Notre-Dame de Beauvoir.

A last view over Moustieres-Sainte-Marie with lake Sainte-Croix in the background.