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Saint Julien du Verdon

12 km North of Castellane.

Population : 120 inhabitants - Altitude : 900m.


Saint Julien du Verdon

Saint Julien du Verdon is situated on the sunny southern side of a hill in a mountain cirque wooded with pine and oak. There is a wide view of the calm clear waters of the Castillon lake.

Numerous tourism-related activities: hiking, skiing, canoeing, etc.

Place de Saint Julien du Verdon

At 900 m. altitude and with a mild Mediterranean climate, the air here is pure and envigorating. Many day outings are available in the region either on the Côte d'Azur or for skiing at the Col d'Allos.

A village close to the Gorges du Verdon and Lac de Castillon

Vue de Saint Julien du Verdon

The Verdon gorges and the Castillon lake are nearby and offer every kind of water entertainment. There are pleasant hiking trails set up by theme on which you can learn about the geological treasures of St. Julien.

The village's pretty beaches

Plage Saint Julien du Verdon

There are some lovely beaches on Lac de Castillon in Saint Julien du Verdon. We particularly like the Plage du Touron, very close to the village centre, where you can enjoy the turquoise waters and a wide range of water sports in summer (canoeing, kayaking, pedalo, paddle...). The beaches are very busy in summer, but very pleasant in spring and autumn. The temperature of the lake is very pleasant from May to October.

A good restaurant to recommend?

There aren't many restaurants in the village of Saint-Julien-du-Verdon itself. We tried "Le Pidanoux" but weren't totally convinced. Take your car and drive to the neighbouring village of Castellane to try the "L'Escapade" and "Côté Fontaine" restaurants, you won't be disappointed. If you have a good restaurant to recommend in Saint Julien, don't hesitate to write to us and we'll go and try it out for you.

Our map of Saint-Julien du Verdon (04170)

To find your way around the village of Saint-Julien-du-Verdon, you can use our interactive map on this page. We have also included our recommendations for accommodation in the village so that you can locate them before booking your holiday in this pretty village between the lake and the Verdon.

Photos of the lake and St Julien

At the bottom of this page, you'll find a series of photos of the village of Saint-Julien taken by the Provence Web team. You can admire the turquoise waters of Lac de Castillon and the pretty squares and narrow streets of the village of Saint-Julien. It will make you want to discover this village and spend a holiday here.

What to see

17th c. Notre Dame Chapel.

Leisure activities

Hiking on marked trails.
Water sports on lake Castillon.
White water sports in gorges du Verdon.


Built between 1933 and 1937, the Hôtel Lac et Forêt welcomes you to a pleasant natural setting. It offers comfortable rooms suitable for all types of travellers. Some rooms offer a view of Lake Castillon, while others overlook Mount Chalvet and the surrounding hills. A buffet breakfast is served each morning and the bar is open until 23:00. Whether you are looking for tranquillity or a sporty break, the Hôtel Lac et Forêt is the ideal choice.

80€ - 150€

Holiday rentals

La maison des Pins is located in Saint-Julien-du-Verdon, the property has a garden and free private parking. Featuring a balcony with garden views, this holiday home has 2 bedrooms, a terrace with mountain views, a flat-screen satellite TV, a well-equipped kitchen with a fridge, an oven and a microwave, as well as a bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer.

150€ - 250€
St Julien du Verdon.
Lac à Saint Julien du Verdon.
Village de Saint Julien du Verdon.
Saint Julien du Verdon.


Vergons (6km), Saint André les Alpes (8km) and Demandolx (10km).

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