Bauduen, a medieval village on the water’s edge

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Bauduen village médieval dans le Verdon

The charming village of Bauduen is located 180 km on the Lake of Sainte-Croix. Between the lake and the Gorges du Verdon, this is a real central point from where you can visit the whole Regional Park.
It is thus the perfect holiday destination to delight the curious, rest lovers of idleness, satisfy sports enthusiasts and make children’s eyes shine.

Some ideas of activities to do in the Verdon during your hike

Here are some ideas of activities to book before or after your hike in Bauduen.
Book a guide for the Imbut Trail
Book a guide for the Martel White Trail
– Enjoy an evening of astronomy on the shores of Lake St. Croix and sleep on site
– Watch the film Verdon Secret in 3D on a giant screen

 

What to do in Bauduen?

Of course, one can not speak of Bauduen without mentioning its large pebble beach on the superb Lake of Sainte-Croix. Indeed, its jetty looks like a Provençal port. The absence of major seaside infrastructures and the limitation of navigation to electrically powered boats ensure the calm and tranquility of its wide sunny beach. However, the most energetic among you will be able to exercise in this magnificent setting. Here, there is no shortage of water sports activities: windsurfing, pedal boat, kayak, paddle

Indeed, the Grand Canyon of Verdon, its famous “route des crêtes”, its countless trails are only a short walk from Bauduen. These wild wonders will be transformed into an unforgettable experience.

Those who love history will also love this ancient village. Indeed, it was a relay of the Roman road that links the Aurelian road to the Domitian road. Burials and numerous shards of period are more easily registered in the vestibule of the town hall. In addition, along its narrow shaded streets, you can notice Renaissance-style doors that adorn the very well restored stone walls. But even more impressive, you can dive into medieval times by admiring the parts of the rampart that protected the village and their gate, the Saracen tower or the preserved church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

Likewise, you can not visit Bauduen without seeing its 19th-century sundial. On the latter, we can read “Nec Pluribus impar” ie “Above all” which was the motto of Louis XIV, the Sun King in all his legendary modesty …

What activities with children in Bauduen?

Of course swimming you will enjoy water games in Lake Sainte-Croix. Moreover, the many family walks along the Gorges du Verdon will allow you to share unforgettable moments with children and adults.

But the magical surprise is your art Toy, the incredible result of years of creation. In this of these three gigantic rooms, you will discover a fabulous and magical setting, staged thanks to Countless Playmobil characters. A neat lighting and a lively sound atmosphere will transport everyone in this unique poetic universe in France.

For the scientific minds, a stay in Bauduen will give you the chance to visit the astronomical observatory and its telescope. Unpublished animations are proposed to you on the spot. Come and film the surface of the sun, for example! Thanks to the introductory astronomy shopping, your children will spend their holidays in the stars. For the most passionate, all of you are organized with this site. Olivier is a real friendly the “astronomy” guide. During the summer, the visit is also in English. The kids are welcome: everything is organized to make the visit exiting for the kids and the elderest as well!

A swimming spot in Bauduen

Where to stay in Bauduen?

Alone or with the family, you will enjoy the proximity of the lake and the breathtaking view that accompanies it. The type of accommodation to recommend in Bauduen is camping.

First of all the Camping Le Vieux Chêne offers privileged access to the lake thanks to its proximity: only 300 m! It is ideal for a family or group of children looking for peace and quiet. Many activities for all ages are offered during the day. Still, no organizer evening will disturb the calm of this site at night.

Camping Les Restanques will allow you to climb up to 500 meters altitude. Enjoy a beautiful view of the lake and cool nights. Located in a protected area of ​​20 hectares of white oaks and olive trees, the campsite has a pizzeria with a generous menu and its own production of olive oil! Its eco-lodgings are equipped with every comfort and the best cottages will allow you to enjoy a cocoon of nature in a splendid setting.

For the atmosphere and comfort of its cottages, you will enjoy Camping Clos de Barbey . A very friendly team will welcome you and you will enjoy many activities for children on site. The swimming pool and the adjoining restaurant are the main assets of this property.

Finally, the family campsite ” Aux Vallons “, will be your choice if you are looking for comfort and tranquility. It offers cottages, cottages and mobile homes in addition to the tent sites.

Where are the secret beaches in Bauduen?

If you want to explore calm and wild beaches, you should cross the village and continue on a pist along the lake. You may need to leave your car and keep on walking for a mile. Yet, the place is worth the effort!
You could easily spend the afternoon under the trees by the water. You could also reach these beaches by boat. Just have a look on our website and book an electric boat. The shore of the lake is wild and you won’t regret this magnificent trip.

EXCEPTIONNEL ! DECOUVREZ le film Verdon Secret EN PLEIN AIR

Accrochez-vous à vos fauteuils pour explorer le Verdon « secret » ! Suivez Hidalgo et Clara au cœur du Grand Canyon du Verdon, entre randonnée, canoë-kayak, escalade et spéléologie. 

 

Plongez-vous dans la beauté sauvage des Gorges, découvrez des sites inaccessibles  à travers un récit d’aventures haletant et des images à couper le souffle sur écran géant !

 

Utilisez le code VERDON2020 pour économiser 3€ sur votre place !

adventure is back

All outdoor activities in Verdon Gorges are now open with a distancing protocol. This week, river rafting, adventure course, electric bike, packraft, airboat, electric boats and canoeing have already resumed.
To know more about our activities and book online, go to this page. We are back and reservations are open. Remember that you can cancel any reservation at no charge up with a 24-hour notice.
For any question regarding your reservation, please consult our FAQ or the “chat”. We’ll answer in a few minuts.