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Esparron de Verdon

Take highway A51 exit Manosque then follow signs for Vinon sur Verdon.

Discover the charming village of Esparron de Verdon

The village of Esparron is perched at the entrance to the lower canyons of Verdon. At the foot of the village sparkle the turquoise waters of Lake Esparron. The banks of the lake are formed of inlets, cliffs, and forest.

A village on the shores of Lake Esparron

Every posssible water sport is available to the delight of big and small. All around Esparron the unspoilt countryside calls to be discovered: the vast plateaus, fields of lavender, and of course the deep canyons of Verdon.

Where to swim, where to picnic: the best beach on the lake

The village of Esparron-de-Verdon is surrounded by small rocky beaches that are great for swimming, sunbathing and family picnics. It's easy to get to on foot from the village. The whiteness of the rocks gives a sublime turquoise hue to the waters of the lake.

Activities: Boat hire, canoeing, kayaking

As on the other Verdon lakes, you'll find a wide range of water sports on offer at Lac d'Esparron. We recommend you hire a canoe or kayak to explore the magnificent shores, or try your hand at paddle boarding to test your balance! You can also hire a boat and try your hand at water-skiing or buoyancy.

Walks around Esparron

There are many walks to be enjoyed around Esparron de Verdon, with superb views over the lake of the same name. There are loops starting from the centre of the village and passing through sublime sites such as the "Salle à manger". The footpaths are well signposted and the locals will be happy to help.

Map of Esparron de Verdon (04800)

To find your way around Esparron de Verdon, you can use our interactive map on this web page. We've included our accommodation recommendations so that you can see them before you book your holiday in this pretty corner of the Verdon.

The market

The Esparron-de-Verdon market takes place every Friday morning throughout the year, and on Tuesday and Friday mornings in summer. It's a very friendly market with friendly local producers in the idyllic setting of the village of Esparron. If you're in the area, don't miss it.

Where to eat: A good restaurant

If you're looking for a friendly restaurant in Esparron, we recommend "La buvette du Lac", which serves pizzas and summer dishes in a magnificent setting with a lovely view over the lake. It's the perfect place to feel like you're on holiday!

What to see

Esparron castle and its 10th c. tower.
Picturesque village houses.

Leisure activities

Club Nautique (water sports club) from Easter to October (sailing, windsurfing, rowing).
Rentals: pedal boats, canoes, electric motorboats.
Fishing (2nd category).
Volley ball. Tennis. Hiking.
Horseback riding.
Mountain bike rentals.

Bed and breakfast

Located in the heart of the Verdon Regional Park, amidst the lavender fields of the Valensole plateau, Château d'Esparron offers guest house accommodation and self-catering flats with free Wi-Fi. The castle's 30-metre tower offers a panoramic view of Lake Esparron.


Quiet 6 ha campsite on the heights of the village and 5 minutes by car from the lake. Rental of chalets, bungalows for up to 7 people. Restaurant, entertainment. Children's play area, table tennis, pétanque. Wifi.

Plage Esparron de Verdon.
Village d'Esparron de Verdon.
Le Lac à Esparron de Verdon.
Château d'Esparron de Verdon.


Saint Martin des Brômes (7km), Allemagne en Provence (7km) and Quinson (11km).

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