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Article updated in May 2024

Discover the pretty Verdon village of Bauduen

Located on the banks of the pure and calm waters of Lake Sainte Croix, the old medieval village of Bauduen rises in an arc from a hill facing the lake of Sainte Croix, which gives it a magnificent panoramic view. Bauduen is one of the remarkable sites of the Verdon Natural Park of which it is a part and which deserves a stop.

Village de Bauduen.

A charming Provencal village in the Haut Var

Bauduen is a typically Provençal Village, with its narrow streets which will charm your visit. By walking in the shaded and pedestrian streets for the most part, you will discover the old stone houses of the village which offer a beautiful unity of colors of roofs.

Bauduen Verdon.

Fountains, wash-house, sundial and beautiful houses

You will come across fountains and a pretty wash-house, charming old façades with flowered windows and colored shutters washed out by the sun. You will come across some vestiges of the ramparts and beautiful Renaissance style doors. You will pass in front of the sundial (XIX °) on which you can read "Nec pluribus impar" that is to say "Above all" which was the motto of Louis XIV, the Sun King in all his legendary modesty.

On the shores of Lac de Sainte Croix, quiet beaches

Thanks to its strategic position at the edge of the lake, Bauduen is fortunate to have beaches and a very pleasant port which delight tourists and lovers of nautical activities (windsurfing, pedalo, kayak, paddle .. .). On the Lac de Sainte Croix only electric motors are allowed. Sailboats sail all year round and bring life, summer and winter.

plage Bauduen.

What to do around Bauduen Hiking and white water sports in the Gorges du Verdon

There's plenty to do in the surrounding area, whether you're in the Gorges du Verdon: long hikes, white-water sports, rock-climbing or leisurely strolls with the kids... it's all possible. We've selected a tour of the Gorges du Verdon with a local guide, which we recommend for an unforgettable day out.

The Bauduen astronomical observatory

There is even an astronomical observatory with telescope and laser to admire the constellations visible thanks to the purity of the sky. The Bauduen Astronomical Observatory is an instructive outing for young and old alike.

The Bauduen market

The Bauduen market takes place every Sunday morning on the Esplanade du Bord du Lac. It's a great opportunity to stock up on good local produce while admiring the Lac de Sainte Croix and taking a stroll around this pretty village, which is well worth a visit.

Our map of Bauduen (postcode 83630)

To help you find your way around Bauduen, this page features our interactive map of the village. You'll find all the points of interest in the village (town hall, tourist office, etc.) as well as our accommodation recommendations. You'll be able to locate them before you book your holiday in Bauduen.

What to see

The village.
The medieval church of St. Peter and St. Paul.
The Saracen tower, ruins of a medieval castle.
The Gorges du Verdon.
The Sainte Croix Lake.

Leisure activities

Hiking. horseback riding.
Swimming, pedal boats, sailing.
Rowing, fishing, tennis.


Located in Bauduen, the Auberge du Lac offers a restaurant, bar and terrace with panoramic views of Lake Sainte-Croix. Wi-Fi internet access is free of charge.

Bed and breakfast

Domaine de Majastre
Bauduen (Haut Var) | VERDON - Lac Ste Croix : 0,5 km - Aups : 12km

Bed & Breakfast. 3 charming guest rooms in 17th century estate
Nice pool, playground, an enclosed park with private lake
Table d'hôtes with menu black truffles - Truffle area property of 5ha

90€ - 135€

Holiday rentals

Les Vallons de Bauduen
Bauduen (Haut Var) | VERDON - Lac Ste Croix : 0,5 km - Aups : 12km

Bungalows and mobile homes
Swimming pool - Playground - Entertainments
500m from the lake - 2km from the village

160€ - 890€
Camping les Rives du Lac de Sainte Croix
Bauduen (Haut Var) | VERDON - Lac Ste Croix : 0,5 km

Ideally located 300 m from the shores of Lake Sainte Croix,
Air-conditioned mobile homes for up to 8 people and camping pitches
in the heart of Verdon, in a green setting

280€ - 1050€


Bauduen (Haut Var) | Verdon - Lac Ste Croix : 0,5 km - Aups : 12km

Camping 300 m from Ste Croix Lake
Swimming pool - Playground - Entertainments
2km from the village

Les Rives du Lac de Sainte Croix
Bauduen (Haut Var) | VERDON - Lac Ste Croix : 0,5 km

Ideally located 300 m from the shores of Lake Sainte Croix, air-conditioned mobile homes for up to 8 people and camping pitches in the heart of Verdon, in a green setting.


Holiday rentals. Gite.
Bed and breakfast.


You have sent us several questions about the tourist commune of Bauduen. Here are our answers to your most frequently asked questions, so that all our readers can find out more. Don't hesitate to email us if you have any other questions, and we'll do our best to help you.

Where to stay in Bauduen ?

If you are looking for accommodation to spend your holiday or weekend in the commune of Bauduen, you will find our recommendations above. We have selected hotels, campsites, bed and breakfasts and holiday rentals that we really like. This will make your search easier.

A good restaurant to eat at in Bauduen?

If you're looking for a good restaurant in Bauduen, we recommend the ‘Domaine de Majastre’. Authentic French cuisine and impeccable service.

Where is the village of Bauduen?

The village of Bauduen is in the Var department in the Provence Alpes Côtes d'Azur region, in the heart of the Verdon Regional Nature Park and on the shores of the magnificent Lac de Sainte Croix. The nearest villages are Baudinard sur Verdon and Sainte Croix du Verdon.

plage Bauduen.
Village de Bauduen.
Bauduen Verdon.


Baudinard sur Verdon (12 km), Sainte Croix du Verdon (14 km) and Aups (16 km).

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