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Sightseeing cruise:


In a welcoming and professional atmosphere you will be charmed and intrigued by the lakes history and the legends of Esparron de verdon. Guided by our hostess you will discover the secrets of the lake while hearing bird songs, water lapping and taking in the stunning views of the surrounding countryside with its flora and fauna.

The dam, and therefore the lake were created by EDF in 1967 to be the largest water reserve in the south of France, therefore no motorized craft are allowed on the lake in order to preserve the water quality. This in turn preserves the wild and natural surroundings and allows peace and tranquility at this exceptional site.

  • You'II discover:
     - the history of  Gaspard de Besse 's history , our XVIII° century robin hood ,
     - he drowned bridge,
     - he former canal de Provence and its 53 tunnels,
     - as well as fossils cliffs, and  the lake rich wilderness .

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Openings days:
From 14 April  to 29  Oct.  2017

Weather  permitting

Timetable departures:
April, May, June, Sept.: 15pm, 16.30pm
July, August: 15pm, 16.30pm, 18pm.
October: Friday, Saterday, Sunday: 15.30pm
Visit time: 1 hour.

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Rates
Cruises
individual.

Adults : 9€
Children
(under 12) : 5€
Dogs on leash: 1€
 
 
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To reach  Esparron de verdon:

From either Sisteron or Aix en provence:
  
A51  way out  Manosque , follow the sign Gréoux les bains then D315  to Esparron ..

From  Var :
  
A8  way out  Brignoles , follow the sign Barjols  on  D 554   then  Montmeyan on  D 13, Quinson still   D 13 and arrive in Esparron de verdon.
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GPS :
    Latitude : 43.736125 (43° 44' 10.05 N)
    Longitude : 5.968787 (5° 58' 7.633 E)

The  pier is down to the port, slow  slope  access,  ask  help for handicapped people.
Please  arrive  15  minutes  ahead.

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