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

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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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  • Sublime Lake with turquoise highlights, great point of view that is worth trying especially near Moustiers Holy Mary.
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  • Pedalo, kayak, boat rides electric... rafting, windsurfing etc... On this lake you can do almost all of your activities. Hikers will also find their happiness
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  • I went to the Lake of Holy Cross as a kid with my parents and I keep good memories! The Lake is large and the banks are very beautiful! With my parents, we do on a pedalo, it was just amazing especially in this setting! I recommend this place! A visited during sunny days especially if you desired make the pedalo on the Lake! Your children will be thrilled!
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