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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  • The detour that's worth it, to do at least once! A beautiful Lake, the water was Turquoise. the summer, the place very lively, and several activities you can do, in short a nice time spent with family!
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  • A huge Lake where you can do many activities like the canoe, electric boat, a fishing... We can do around the Lake by car which offers amazing views.
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  • Beautiful Lake to the Gorges du Verdon. Beautiful azure water that stands out against the greyish green rocks.
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