Lac de Sainte-Croix, Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.9/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
The Lake of Sainte-Croix is a man-made lake that was formed by the construction, between 1971 and 1974 (when it was put into service) of a reinforced-concrete arch dam by the name of. The reservoir holds a maximum of 761 million cubic metres of water. The dam, which generates 142 million kWh of electricity per year, is 94 metres high, 7.5 metres thick at its base and 3 metres thick at its crest.The village that can be seen adjacent to the lake, however, is not the eponymous village of Sainte-Croix-de-Verdon but Les Salles-sur-Verdon. The original village is now completely underwater.The other villages around the lake are: Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon Bauduen Les Salles-sur-Verdon (new village)
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  • Beautiful Lake with these different colors of turquoise blue that attracts many people to the summer. We are often making the Kayac and canoeing with friends, going up the Gorge we have the opportunity to swim and picnic. Climbing, hiking, pedalo, bike... to spend a pleasant moment. This site is worth a visit.
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  • Beauty. We go in September. We could do the pedalos in the gorges. There were people. What a beautiful place.
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  • A mandatory stop worth visiting! We rented a pedal boat to discover the gorges of the Verdon. Unfortunately, there was (a little) of wind, but too much for the renter and we have could suddenly have only an hour instead of initially desired 2. In fact, level friendliness, we revert because it is clear that all that matters is the profitability with a welcome to the chain, but no matter, we quickly left room to our ride to make the most of this exceptional setting!
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