Welcome to Castellane

Its main feature is the amazing Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc – a truly impressive sight, perched high above the town on a 184m-high rock pillar. On 15 August (Assumption Day) pilgrims ascend by torchlight for Mass.

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Castellane activities

$114.77 Private & Custom Tours

Verdon Gorges Private Full-Day Tour from Nice

Following morning pickup from your Nice hotel by air-conditioned minivan, head out of the busy port city and into the rolling hills of the Provençal countryside. Travel first to the traditional French village of Castellane, about two hours west. Invisible from afar, this tucked-away 16th-century town emerges as the gateway to the Verdon Gorge (Gorges du Verdon), one of the most impressive river canyons in Europe. Take in views out over the rocky peaks and the Verdon River below from your vantage point on this hillside. Traveling down to the gorge, pause at Point Sublime to appreciate the breathtaking scenery to the full. Descend down to the edge of the canyon where the river runs into the Lake of Sainte-Croix. Enjoy a little free time here to relax by the aquamarine lake, stretch out on the beach and appreciate the pristine setting. Back on the road, drive to the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, sitting beneath a rocky cliff wall and surrounded by mountains on all sides. Enjoy free time to explore Moustiers at your leisure. Pop into one of the many pottery shops — for which the village is known — and buy a few souvenirs before sitting down to lunch at one of the many terrace cafes. After your time here, hop back into your minivan for the 2.5-hour journey back to your Nice hotel, where your day trip ends.

$114.77 Private & Custom Tours

Verdon Gorge and Castellane Private Full-Day Tour from Cannes

Hop into an air-conditioned minivan outside your Cannes hotel and head off into the Provençal countryside to begin your private tour. Your first visit is the lovely French town of Castellane, about 1.5 hours northwest of Cannes.Approaching this hidden 16th-century town, you'll soon enter the gateway to the spectacular Verdon Gorge (Gorges du Verdon). Castellane has been a popular pilgrimage site for centuries, and its history dates back to the Middle Ages. Admire views over craggy peaks and the Verdon River. Descending into the canyon, pull over at Point Sublime for a — you guessed it — sublime panoramic view over the landscape. Arrive at Lake of Sainte-Croix (Lac du Sainte-Croix), a stunning turquoise lake that feeds from the Verdon River. Pause to relax by the lake, surrounded by towering peaks, and capture the scenery on camera.Leaving this serene spectacle behind, travel to the pretty medieval town of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, set amidst rocky mountains. Spend time exploring Moustiers' medieval streets at your own pace; there are tons of ceramics and pottery shops sure to catch your attention. Enjoy a lunch of regional Provençal specialities at a terrace cafe before making the most of the views over the Maire Valley.At the end of the day, board your minivan and relax on the 2-hour drive back to your Cannes hotel.

$739.14 Day Trips & Excursions

Provence Wine Tour From Nice: Verdon Canyon, Castellane

 One common itinerary is to leave the coast for a beautiful drive through the Gorges du Loup with its 40 meter high waterfall then stop in Castellane for a short break. The village has preserved and enriched its cultural heritage. Wander through the pedestrian street with the colourful facades which are characteristic of Haute Provence villages.Your guide will then drive you along the Verdon River named after its startling turquoise-green colour up to the Verdon Canyon, a unique natural site in Europe. The 50 km long canyons stretch from Castellane to the lake of Sainte-Croix and reach 700meters in depth in places.Have the a stop at the lake or in Moustiers Sainte Marie, known all over the world for its ceramics with incomparable refinement and decors. They are created from three essential elements : water, earth and wood. The tradition of Moustiers ceramics can be found in the workshops and the galleries but also at the Faïence museum. Beautiful objects from the XVIIth century onwards are exhibited there.Re-board on your comfortable mini van and enjoy the drive through the beautiful scenery including some of the famous Provence vineyards.Last stop in a ideally located vineyard within a thirty-minute radius from the Cannes Croisette, the Gorges du Verdon and Aix-en-Provence.  Château Sainte Roseline’s one thousand year-old terroir is a haven where ancient and contemporary art thrive in harmony with the art of vinification. Château Sainte Roseline covers an area of 108 hectares on which are grown eleven different grape varieties. Finish the tour with a wine-tasting before getting back to Nice.

$985.41 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-day Private Provence and Verdon Canyon Tour from Nice

Your driver guide will pick you up at your place of stay in Nice in the morning and you will board a comfortable air-conditioned 8 seater van for 1,5 hour drive along the countryside Napoleon road up to Castellane village, gate of Verdon canyon. Your guide will show you the lively medieval streets and you will enjoy a little time off to stroll in the village, sit at a terrasse for a drink and possibly select local products if you wish to picnic (material for outdoor lunch is at your disposal in the vehicle ). Then it is time to discover the canyon so you will be driven along the south rim offering lots of breathtaking panoramas. This is a unique opportunity to take wonderful pictures and to see people practicing bungee jumping from the impressive Artuby bridge almost 200m/256ft above the Verdon river. At the end of this itinerary, you will visit the charming Moustiers Sainte Marie village, known as the historical capital of faience industry. You will get some free time to discover the village and next the Sainte Croix lake where hundreds of people enjoy sunbathing,  boat riding or fishing. At the end of the tour, your will return to your original departure point in Nice using the Northern Provence roads and highway. During the lavender blooming season, your driver will be happy to slightly modify the itinerary so you can see and stop at the lavender fields in Valensole area.

$144.07 Kid Friendly

Gorges du Verdon from Nice

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: CastellaneYou will discover Castellane, a remarkable historical, cultural and sporting heritage. The village is today classified "city of character". It is located in a privileged environment, at the gates of the site of the Gorges du Verdon. Located on Route Napoleon and on the roads of lavender, the old village is also partly surrounded by the ramparts of the XIV century.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Moustiers-Sainte-Marie Office de Tourisme, Moustiers Sainte-Marie, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'AzurThen, we invate you to discover Moustiers Sainte-Marie that is ranked one of the most beautiful villages in France. Located at the gateway to the Gorges du Verdon, this village is built in the form of an amphitheater. It is known throughout the world for finesse faience and unique decors. Moustiers Sainte Marie enjoys an exceptional environment: from here, you have a view of the lavender fields, the mountains and the lake of Sainte-Croix.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lac de Saint Croix du Verdon, Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'AzurAnd experience one of the most beautiful lakes of Provence surrounded by fields of lavender. Sainte-Croix is the third largest lake in France! Ideal for swimming in summer or canoe, pedal boat or electric boat.Duration: 3 hoursPass By: Bingo TourOur company offers guided tours and transfers for groups and individuals across French Riviera. We invite you to discover the beauty of our region that attracts people from all over the world. Accompanied by our experienced drivers, you will enjoy marvelous panoramic views and places full of history and traditions.

$138.30 Cultural & Theme Tours

Excursion d'une journee dans les gorges du verdon,castellane et moustiers Ste marie départ de Nice

Your driver will pick you up at your hotel or your home address in Nice at 8:00 to leave you in a van air conditioned to the hills of the Provencal countryside destination. Cross the gorges of the wolf with its waterfall of 40 meters high ,Stoping at Cstellane, door of the gorges of the Verdon, niche at the foot of his famous Roc. Route along the Verdon, named for its astonishing turquoise green color. Enjoy spectacular views of the 700 metres deep canyon!!! Then go to the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, nestled under a rocky cliff and surrounded by mountains from all sides ,and known for its rich history in ceramic craftmanship. You will have free time to explore Moustiers at your leisure. Discover the earthenware in many stores and buy souvenirs before lunch in one of the cafes with terraces. Photograph the world famous lavender platters, or enjoy the lake of St. Croix this artificial treasure of clear and pure water is a quality guard and one of the most beautiful lakes of Provence.After enjoying your trip, you will return at the edge of your van to get to your hotel or your home address in Nice, where ends your day.