Lac de Sainte-Croix

Lac de Saint-Croix

The Lake of Sainte-Croix is a man-made lake that was formed by the construction of the dam 1971-74  (The Dam of Sainte-Croix). The dam is 94 metres high, 7.5 metres thick at its base and 3 metres thick at its crest and generates 142 million kWh of electricity per year.

The village of Sainte-Croix-de-Verdon is today completely submerged and surrounded by 761 million cubic metres of water.

Filled by mountain water by mainly the Verdon river it is a refreshing lake to enjoy during hot summer days.

Combining a trip to the lavender fields by Valensole and a visit to the lake is a popular day trip for late June / beginning of July when the lavender blossoms are in full bloom. 


  • Village of Callian


  • Provençale tomatoes


  • Crystal clear waters

    Île de Porquerolles

  • La Camiole river waterfall

    La Camiole River

  • Île Saint-Honorat shoreline & monastery

    Îles de Lérins

  • View from Mons


  • St Tropez

    St Tropez

  • Explore the vineyards

    Château des Selves

  • Valensole

    Lavender fields of Valensole

  • A lot of wine!

    Château de Berne

  • Lac St Croix

    Lac de Sainte-Croix

  • Explore the vineyards

    Domaine Grande Bastide

  • Mimosa forest


  • Gorges du Verdon

    Gorges du Verdon

  • wine

    Domaines Ott*

  • Village of Callian


  • wine3

    Château Sainte Roseline

  • Port Hercules Monaco

    Monaco & Cap d’Ail

  • Stunning coastline

    Le Dramont & Île d’Or

  • Plage de Pampelonne

    Plage de Pampelonne

  • Village of Callian


  • SUP on Lac St Cassien

    Lac St Cassien

  • Village of Callian


  • wine3

    Domaine Terres Destel

  • Explore the vineyards

    Château Saint-Esprit

  • Glider


  • Montauroux


  • Cannes fireworks


  • Port Grimaud

    Port Grimaud & Saint Maxime

  • Aerodrome