Camping Domaine du Verdon is a Castels campsite and is well positioned in the Provençal Countryside, lying on the banks of the River Verdon and only 1.2 km from the interesting old town of Castellane. It is ideally situated for exploring the Alpes-de-Hauts-Provence and the spectacular Gorges du Verdon are 20 km away. There are many outdoor pursuits in this area such as walking, fishing and rafting or you may prefer just to relax and enjoy the spectacular countryside views. You can also take time to explore the local Provencal markets.
This lovely French campsite is 64 km from the town of Grasse, so you could take a day trip to visit this town with its world famous perfume factory which you can visit and if you fancy a taste of the coastal Riviera then another day trip is possible as it is 80 km to Cannes and 91 km to the popular resort of Fréjus, with its zoo and water park as well as a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants.
Booking Your Holiday
If you are going to drive then it is quite a distance from the Channel Ports so will need careful planning and perhaps a stopover night somewhere:
- • Calais: 1075 km (670 miles)
There are flights by a variety of airlines from the UK and Ireland to the following airports:
- • Toulon: 146 km
- • Marseilles: 201 km
- • Nice: 105 km
- • Train station: St Andre les Alpes: 37 km
- • Bus Service: 1.4 km
Things to Do in the Area
Gorges du Verdon Gorges du Verdon
The French 'Grand Canyon' and the largest canyon in Europe! Spectacular views with the river Verdon running along the bottom of the gorge from Castellane to the Lac de Ste Croix. Length nearly 50kms, depth 200-700m. The 6-8 hours descent is for experienced rafters only.
Le Lac de Castillon
Various watersports activities and boat rides as well as a couple of beaches are available at the Lac de Castillon, a large 8km longlake on the Verdon River.
A museum and producer of perfumes, (including some well known perfume labels), in Grasse, guided visits and the chance to make your own perfume. The photograph shows some visitors finding out about how the essential oils are taken out of flower petals to be used in making the perfumes. - Galimard Website
Underwater viewing trip on a glassbottomed boat. 45 minute journey.
Grottes de Baume Obscure
Discover the most beautiful caves of the region 70 metres below the surface in a tour lasting about 1 hour. Over 700 metres of paths take you through a series of spectacular caves.
Plateau of Valensole
If one flower was to represent Provence then it must be lavender! At the beginning of summer you can enjoy the wonderful lavender fields growing on this plateau. There are even organised tours. The village of Valensole has a lavender festival on the 3rd Sunday of July.
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