Camping holidays in Castellane, near the Verdon Gorge, south of France
Nearest port; Dieppe - 986km or 616 miles: Nearest airport; Nice - 105km or 66 miles
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If you are the outdoor type then a camping/motorhome holiday near to the 16th century town of Castellane is just the thing for you. This area is for those who like to exercise and it is custom built for walkers and hikers, for canyoning, rafting, horse riding, river fishing and climbing.
Castellane, in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department of southeastern France, is the least-populated sub-prefecture in the country.
The old town, some call it a city, has been occupied since the Middle Ages and is about 724 metres above sea level with the Roc, or Notre Dame towering over 180 metres higher than the town itself. There is a marked walk to this monument from the centre of the town which takes about 25 minutes.
Depending on where your campsite is near Castellane, the beautiful and rather spectacular Verdon Gorge in the High Alps of Provence can be around 30 KMs away, and this is most certainly worth a visit, in fact if you are in this area then the gorge is a must see.
Ever been white water rafting? This knuckle clenching activity is also on offer here as is horse riding and fly fishing and all in all, holidays here are are very much of the activity type though a mere 30 KMs away to the south lies the mega expensive but Oh So Chic town of Cannes. We advise that you leave your wallet and cards at home before visiting Cannes.
Slightly less expensive are what used to be the tiny fishing villages of St Raphael and Frejus, and nearby is the charming little town/village of Agay where I spent my first holiday in France during the summer of 1965.
But we are certain that a camping or mobile home holiday in or around Castellane will make you feel on top of the world, in fact, if it was much higher then you could easily be!
Last update: 16.11.2016
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