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Lac de Sainte-Croix

PEDESTRIAN WALKING TOUR OF THE SAINTE CROIX LAKE

Since the end of September 2018, it is possible to make the tour of the Lake of Sainte-Croix in a pedestrian itinerary, between 5 and 6 days for a distance of 74 kilometers. The various villages around the lake of Sainte-Croix act as " stopover villages ". A real journey along the water and time to meet the villages that have seen their histories turned upside down during the creation of the dam (and therefore the lake of Sainte-Croix) in the 70s.

PEDESTRIAN WALKING TOUR OF THE SAINTE CROIX LAKE
Qualité Tourisme Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

Marque Qualité Tourisme

Cette marque a été créé par l’état pour garantir la qualité de l’accueil et des services proposés aux visiteurs par les professionnels du tourisme.  

 

Marque Qualité Tourisme
Gorges du Verdon

Visit the Verdon Gorges in electric boats

The Verdon Gorges extend from Castellane to the Galetas bridge, where the river joins the Sainte-Croix Lake. On the third largest lake in France, many nautical activities are offered such as the rental of pedal boats, paddles, canoes / kayaks or electric boats. On the commune of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, two nautical bases are open to explore a part of the Verdon Gorges.

Visit the Verdon Gorges in electric boats
Faïence Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

The different decorations on faïence

Recognized throughout the world since the seventeenth century, the decorations on the earthenware of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie have evolved. According to the fashion and the new discoveries, they are of a richness and a remarkable precision which plunge us in the past. Here are some examples of decorations that you will encounter during your visit to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie.

The different decorations on faïence
Gorges du Verdon

Access to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

The village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is located between two rock faces, at the entrance of the Gorges du Verdon. It is located in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur region. Close to the Valensole plateau and border with the Var department, getting to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is worth it. You will find in this article the possibilities to go to this unique site in the world.

Access to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

What is faïence?

Faïence is one of the oldest technique used in ceramic. The faïence Museum at Moustiers-Sainte-Marie traces its history, its evolution since the 17th century.

What is faïence?
Faïence

MANUFACTURING STEPS OF FAÏENCE

The manufacturing is a delicate process that requires thoroughness. In this article, we’ll see all the different steps needed to create the pottery before decorating it.

MANUFACTURING STEPS OF FAÏENCE
Lac de Sainte-Croix

Visiting Sainte Croix’s Lake and its surroundings


Sainte-Croix lake, the third largest artificial lake in France, will charm you with its turquoise color and the beauty of the different viewpoints it offers! The tour of the lake takes about 1 hour by car, for about 60 kilometers. 
Take the time to stop in the main villages that border the lake to contemplate it from every angle...

Visiting Sainte Croix’s Lake and its surroundings