Gréoux-Les-Bains, a romantic oasis in the Verdon de Giono, is the ideal village for a stay from where you will explore the Verdon Gorges. It concentrates a great choice of hotels and campsites. Moreover, Greoux has a large number of day and night activities that will delight families looking for ideas for visits or outings.
You have understood that Gréoux-Les-Bains is the ideal place for a family stay in the Verdon.
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 Gréoux-les-bains.
– 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 visit in Gréoux-Les-Bains?
Above all, walk through the alleys of the old village, get lost in the colorful streets without forgetting your camera. Then go down to the shopping street where many craft shops await you.
Climb up to the Templar castle overlooking the village and let yourself be carried away by the medieval atmosphere that emanates from it worthy of the “Game of Thrones” that will delight children.
A few meters further down, the thermal baths of Gréoux have built the reputation of this Provencal village. Walk among the chestnut trees and do not hesitate to stop in the art galleries. Cézanne, Van Gogh, Picasso or Chagall have inspired many artists who regularly exhibit their works.
Gréoux is above all an atmosphere, a light, a permanent animation. The colors of Provence will remain in your memory forever.
The activities of Gréoux-Les-Bains for young and old
Provençal life in Gréoux is punctuated by many rites in which we invite you to participate:
The Provençal market on Thursday mornings is worth a visit. Indeed, it is one of the most important markets in Haute Provence. You will find both local gastronomic specialties and all the products that make up the aromas and scents of Provence. Not to mention local craftsmanship…
Provençal gastronomy opens its doors to you:
At the end of the market, stop on one of the shaded terraces to enjoy a tapenade, a few olives for a well-deserved aperitif. The terrace of the chestnut trees near the market offers cuisine made with olive oil, aïolis, pistou soup, and many fresh vegetables.
Among the essential specialities of Haute Provence, find olive oil, Provençal stew, tian… so many colourful and appetizing dishes not to be missed.
Gréoux offers many activities for the whole family
With the children, discover the film “Verdon Secret“. This 50-minute film immerses you in the gorges of the Verdon through the adventure of the first exploration, all in 3D and on a giant screen; Hang on to the armrests!
The Gréoux cinema offers many films all year round with a wide choice: during the summer, there are more films for children and some films are shown outdoors three times a week.
Another activity to practice with the family, the “accrobranche” (tree climbing course) is worth a visit and will allow you to spend a pleasant morning.
Swimming and fishing in the Verdon
There are several possibilities for swimming in Lake Esparron. The beach of Saint-Julien, located 4 km from the campsites, is the nearest place. You can also go to Esparron de Verdon and walk along the lake until you discover small very pleasant creeks: translucent turquoise water, sun and shade if you walk a little.
Fario trout, carp, tench, etc… Many possibilities are available if you enjoy sport fishing. Fishing cards and information at the press center in the pedestrian street in the heart of the village.
Where to stay in Gréoux-Les-Bains?
If you stay at campsites in Gréoux, you are on the banks of the Verdon river. Fishing is possible as well as swimming. You will find the most beautiful places for swimming by going to the Esparron lake located 8 km from Gréoux. Another article in our blog reveals the ideal secret beaches for a family outing.
Verdon Parc: a real small camping village with its swimming pools, restaurants, bars and entertainment for children or adults. The campsite offers many choices of small chalets or bungalows with all the comfort.
La pinède: one of the family campsites of Gréoux, a friendly welcome, shaded atmosphere above the Verdon.
Le Verseau: another well-adapted family campsite. Smaller and therefore more intimate than the previous ones, this campsite is located a little further away and is well suited to those who are looking for space and privacy.
Hotels des Alpes: family hotel with all comforts and a swimming pool: dinner by the pool is possible even if you do not stay on-site on reservation
Villa BORGHESE: the most prestigious hotel in Gréoux Les Bains
Hotel Le Verdon : Hotel de la Chaine Thermale du Soleil