Discover Saint-André-les-Alpes and the lake of Castillon

Saint-André-les-Alpes, between summits, forests and lake !


Let’s go to Saint-André-les-Alpes to discover a village in the middle of a large plain and surrounded by mountains.


The village is located at an altitude of 900 meters and has a little more than 900 inhabitants, a beautiful coincidence!


At the confluence of the Issole and the Verdon, the village attracts many curious people and nature lovers.

A typical village with a Provencal look, the old store windows of the central street still appear and remind us of the very commercial past of Saint-André-les-Alpes, at the crossroads between the Verdon and the way to Nice.


The narrow streets of the village center will lead you to the church square where many restaurants have installed their terraces.


The most faithful inhabitants may tell you the story of the fountain in the Grand’Rue. Since 1790, the fountain has stood in the middle of the road and began to obstruct traffic. It was finally “cut in two and placed against the wall, three of its spouts being placed on the same side”.

The lake of Castillon


Borrow a bike or go for a walk (45 minutes) and go south of Saint-André-les-Alpes to the lake of Castillon, a good opportunity to refresh yourself. The supervised beach is accessible by a soft path on the banks. The Aquaventure water park will allow children to have fun in the floating inflatables. Take advantage of our partner offers to get discounts on the entrance fee.


Hiking from Saint-André-les-Alpes

Located in the Verdon Regional Natural Park, the village offers many hikes. The most emblematic summit of the area is the Chalvet which culminates at 1613 meters. If you leave directly from the train station, it takes six hours to do the 14km loop that passes by the summit. Beware of the steep 832 meter difference in altitude which requires a good physical condition.

The activities


Several activities are proposed in the village and in the surroundings. We propose you to take off for paragliding or microlight flights (get a discount thanks to our partner Les Ailes du Verdon) for the thrill seekers.


Opt for the discovery of the museum of the Flour Mill to discover the secrets of the cloth factory.

Excursions on 1 or 2 days


Take advantage of our excursion offers around Saint-André-les-Alpes.


For one day, our offer includes the return train trip, the meal in a partner restaurant of the village and the entrance to the museum, all for a preferential rate!


For two days, opt for the excursion to La Mure with overnight stay, meals and optional first flight in a microlight.