Le Domaine du Verdon, a luxury campsite in the heart of the gorges du Verdon
Downstream of Castellane, at the banks of the Verdon, in the Department of the Alpes de Haute Provence, we find le Domaine du Verdon, a 4-star campsite and member of the Les Castels chain. This establishment, located in a privileged scenery by the river, is surely one of the most high-end campsites of the surroundings...
An idyllic scenery
Le Domaine du Verdon is a dream holiday resort, nestled on the borders of the Verdon, about 2 kilometres from the city centre of Castellane, community of 1,500 inhabitants, itself located downstream of the Lake of Castillon and the reservoir of Chaudanne. It is a luxury campsite with magnificent pitches and quality accommodations.
The pitches reserved for camping are for the most shaded and separated from each other by greenery. The surfaces of these pitches are spacious, entirely lawned and some of them are connected to the electricity grid.
As for the rentals, they occupy the rest of the property. Wooden chalets and quality mobile homes allow tourists to stay on this luxury campsite of the gorges du Verdon under excellent conditions. Perfectly integrated to the environment and the green surroundings of the site, these rentals are ideal to enjoy a wellness stay in the great outdoors.
Among the most luxury accommodations, we note the Prestige mobile homes that can accommodate 6 to 8 people. These modern and ultra comfortable mobile homes are very clear and well equipped. They have a shady terrace, a chance for those wishing to take their meals outdoors, in a region almost constantly sprinkled by the sun!
For a holiday at the edge of the Verdon
The idyllic setting of this exceptional campsite, located at the gateway to the gorges of the Verdon, invites to relaxation and idleness, but there are all the same many sports and fun facilities, perfect for fans of outdoor activities!
Among these, le Domaine du Verdon features a great water park, consisting of two heated pools, a paddling pool with its water games, a toboggan with three tracks, and a water slide loved by children and teenagers.
Note that it is also possible to swim in the Verdon, in the emerald waters of this river bordering the campsite with water park in the Alpes of Haute Provence. The natural beaches of this watercourse are equally popular with swimmers and tourists who wish to get a nice suntan...
Finally, and to put an end to all the water stories, know that in the middle of the property there are two refreshing ponds, one to the delight of fishermen and the other being reserved for canoeing.
As for the shops and services, le Domaine du Verdon provides all that's needed and there's a true village centre on this campsite: a grocery store open early in the morning to provide daily warm croissants, bread and newspapers, a traditional restaurant, a snack bar, an ice-cream vendor, a pizzeria, a creperie and a fast food to eat in or take away, a rum distillery, etc.
And two steps from one of the most beautiful canyons of Europe
Campsites with so many high-end facilities are rare in the Regional Nature Park of the Verdon. Therefore, this establishment is an exception in this very touristic area in the North of the region Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur. With more than a million visitors per year, the gorges du Verdon are indeed one of the major tourist sites in the South-East of France.
The gorges du Verdon, the deepest canyon in Europe, with its vertical walls of sometimes 700 meters high, are also considered as the most beautiful canyons on the Old Continent. It must be said that at the bottom of these canyons there are emerald green waters flowing, unique in their kind and magical, to say the least...
And even if many hiking tracks offer stunning views of these gorges, the most exciting way to visit them is to canoe or kayak them down. From Castellane to the Sainte Croix Lake, the landscapes are simply stunning and the descent is gentle, to the rhythm of the currents and the paddle.
The Sainte Croix Lake, like the lakes of Esparron and Castillon, is the venue of many water sports lovers, notably windsurfers. This large lake also leaves room for swimmers, who can in fact also spread out their towel on the developed beach shores of this water body.