Artignosc sur Verdon

The Var Departement - Verdon Nature Park - Pop.: 326 inh.

puce North of Saint Maximin (N7 et A8). Take route D30 heading for Aups, then turn left onto the D73 then again on D47l.

Artignosc sur Verdon, the village


This village on the edge of the Var and Alpes de Haute Provence departements, not far from the Verdon Gorge, has become a tourist centre offering many nautical activities on its lake, which joins up with Sainte Croix Lake.


Artignosc sur Verdon, city-hall



The village houses are grouped at the foot of the Thoron château dating back to the 14th and 15th century, which is now the mairie.




Artignosc sur Verdon, vaulted passage-way


As you stroll along the alleyways of Artignosc, you will discover lovingly restored beautiful old houses, some ancient fountains, and behind the mairie is the former public bread oven.



Artignosc sur Verdon, bench and landscape

There are some wonderful walks near the village, in the midst of a magnificent untouched natural environment.

The GR99 long-distance hiking path crosses the village, and (if you are wearing strong shoes) takes you to the Quinson Lake dam to the west, or as far as Baudinard if you choose to head eastwards.




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puce What to see:

A 11th- 15th century castle.
Pigeon house.
The Romanesque church St, Peter's.
Romane St Pierre.

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puce Leisure activities:

Hiking.
Horseback riding.
Mountain biking.
Fishing, hunting.
Jeu de paumes (the origins of tennis) outside the church.


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puce Accommodation:


Campsites.
Gites.

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Saint Laurent sur Verdon (5km), Baudinard sur Verdon (6km) and Regusse (9km).

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