During your stay in the heart of the Verdon, we would advise you to go all the way to Villecroze ..
It is a charming medieval village located in a magnificent setting of oaks and pines. This beautiful village has managed to preserve its authenticity and medieval character. The best way to discover it is to walk through its narrow streets with vaulted passages, arcades, bell tower and squares. But the village of Villecroze is especially famous for its caves and fountains.
What to do in Villecroze?
The Caves of Villecroze
For history and geology enthusiasts or simply for the curious, you can visit the troglodytic caves of Villecroze. You will be able to enjoy their freshness. At the foot of the Tuf cliff, you can enjoy the serenity of the large municipal park planted with trees and rest there with friends or family. This oasis of coolness is overhung by a succession of terraces, formerly cultivated as a food garden. You will also find many Mediterranean species here. It is also a good idea to take a trip on a rainy day .
Also not to be missed: the 35-meter high waterfall! This one flows along the wall and continues its way in the canal that crosses the park. Taking its source at Tourtour, its water is particularly rich in limestone. Finally, during your visit of the caves, you will have the opportunity to pass in the watchtower located at the back of the waterfall, from where you can admire the view through the water curtain. By theway, if you like waterfalls, don’t miss the visit of Sillans -La-Cascade. The waterfall fall in Seillans is just 20 minuts drive from Villecroze.
The medieval village
Visiting the old village, you will be able to venture into a real labyrinth of alleys. You will cross here and there fountains with a picturesque and Provencal character.
In the heart of the old village, the former Magnanerie now houses the Académie Musicale de Villecroze. Sublime place of culture, you will have the chance to attend free concerts of high quality in the Saint-Victor chapel.
If you go to the south of the village, you will discover the theater of greenery with its pruned cypresses and mulberry trees of Provence whose oars were once used to feed silkworms. A magnificent place to admire before leaving the village.
Villecroze also offers marked hiking trails that are very accessible, even for beginners.
In the neighborhood of Villecroze
Like many other villages in the Verdon, Villecroze is situated very close to the Gorges. It is also only 21 kilometers from the lake of Sainte-Croix, if you wish to enjoy the pleasures of the water before or after visiting the village. Not far from the village, the abbey of Le Thoronet, one of the jewels of Provençal Romanesque art can be visited.
Finally, in the same style as Villecroze, the village of Châteaudouble is worth seeing if only for its picturesque character which dominates the wild landscapes.
Where to eat in Villecroze?
Villecroze is also the representation of a terroir. You can go and discover the delicious specialties of the Verdon region. You will discover the authentic products which make its fame such as black truffle, olive oil, saffron, honey and goat cheese.
Thus, the majority of the restaurants that you will find in Villecroze will know how to tickle your taste buds! We invite you to consult our page dedicated to restaurants . We recommend, among others, “Sous les platanes”, “la Place” or “Leï Cigales”.
Where to stay in Villecroze?
Villecroze and its surroundings will offer you no less than three hotels and as many guest rooms. Each establishment will be pleased to give you a warm welcome so that you can make the most of your stay in the Verdon!
And finally, for those who love the outdoors, Villecroze offers two campsites with swimming pool, shady pitches, mobile home rental, entertainment, games and restaurants. Something to delight the whole family! We particularly recommend the Ruou campsite . Lydia welcomes you in small, comfortable and warm chalets and will offer you a range of discovery activities to make your stay more enjoyable.