The village of Artignosc-Sur-Verdon is located just on the border of the Var and the Alpes de Haute-Provence , on the emerald waters of the Verdon, and very close to the famous gorges. Ideally located at an altitude of 515 m, it enjoys privileged access to the gorges,certainly to the lakes of Quinson and Sainte-Croix. During your stay, you can explore their waters at your own pace, and you will discover the village and the surroundings of Artignosc on foot, where superb remarkably well-preserved old houses rub shoulders with the spectacular nature of the Verdon.
Artignosc, a paradise for nautical activities and hiking
You can’t resist when you reach Artignosc, you will feel the call of nature very close, make your heartbeat! You will have the impression of hearing the Verdon itself inviting you for a hike. You’ll discover its gorges aboard a canoe or a kayak.
If you are looking to hike, you will be served. Indeed, Artignosc is located on the GR99, which links Quinson to Baudinard of Verdon for a magical day-long stage. There is a possibility of joining one of the two villages in end of the very beautiful hike through the nature of Verdon. In a full day, you can even make a superb loop between Baudinard and Artignosc. For example, you will take GR99 on the way there, and you will return by the path to the Verdon.
Le chemin de l’eau (the water path)
The ” Water Path ” in addition, is an easy, family-friendly hike that can take the form of a very pleasant loop starting from Artignosc. In about an hour and a half, you will cross the village and find yourself surrounded by nature. Along the well-marked path, you will find illustrated panels. They will teach you the role of fountains, reservoirs of water, laundries! In fact, everything important concerning the water path to the village. Great for kids!
Finally, the nautical base of the Artignosc lake is a very good embarkation point. As exploring the lower Gorges du Verdon between the Sainte-Croix and Quinson dams. You can rent kayaks, canoes or electric boats. Moreover, browse the crystal clear waters of the Verdon at your own pace! Take a look at our boat and canoeing rentals page to find the activity that best suits you.
An activity apart: The Verdon Horses
There is a place in Artignosc-Sur-Verdon where the horses live happily and have as their place of life and playground the natural spaces of the Verdon. This place is the Grignolet horse riding center, also called Les Chevaux du Verdon. You can have a unique experience by hiking with these beautiful animals, by Michel Stepien and his team of guides. Learn how to tame them, and go with them, they will make you discover the nature of Verdon for instance. Children as young as four can enjoy the experience safely!
Moreover, some “hybrid” hikes, where you will travel by horse and canoe! For a day or more, certainly to discover the Gorges du Verdon and their most secret places … Do not hesitate to consult our detailed article on Les Chevaux du Verdon and to book horse riding online.
Where to stay in Artignosc?
The only hotel in Artignosc-sur-Verdon, located a stone’s throw from the castle and the church, the charming Auberge d´Artignosc will welcome you right in the center of the village. Four bedrooms, tranquility, and a stay in a true medieval atmosphere, that’s what you’ll find at the hostel. The hotel restaurant is worth a visit.
Camping in Artignosc
There are also two campsites located at the gates of the village. The first, L’Éouvière Verte is located by the lake, on an area of 14 hectares of Provencal vegetation, and offers calm, tranquility and a relaxed lifestyle. It is open during the summer from June 15 to September 15.
The proximity to the beach and the nautical base, barely a hundred meters away, will allow you to practice the many activities that the lake offers whenever you want! Good news, the campsite is accessible to people with reduced mobility and it has its own grocery store on-site!
L’Avelanède is on the other side of the village. A plus for off-season travelers, it is open longer, from April to the end of October. It has a large heated swimming pool from mid-May , and can be said to be a family-oriented campsite despite the large natural domain that surrounds it.
Cottage and guesthouse
Among the offer of Artignosc-sur-Verdon holiday cottages and guest houses, La Maison des Voyageurs is an excellent discovery. Jannik and Michel Deconinck welcome you to a place dedicated to tranquility and creation, and suitable for inspiration. Place of exchange and artistic creation. Therefore you will surely be keen to share a few moments with them.