Lou Marcelou, Ste Croix du Verdon, Alpes D'Haute Provence, France

St Croix Village

The village is built high on a promontory overlooking the lake and is centred around it's sixteenth century church. The old village has some lovely houses and pretty public squares.

There are only around 100 permanant residents but the numbers swell considerably in the season.

St Croix


There are cafes and  restaurants where you can enjoy local dishes on their terraces against the fabulous backdrop of the lake and mountains together with some gift and craft shops selling local produce.


The village also has a local supermarket and tourist information centre

The Lac

A vivid turquoise colour, the Lac is 14km long and  2km wide. It was formed in 1973 following the building of the barrage at the southern end to provide drinking water for the cities to the south.

The Lac is formed in a wide flat river valley and so the water is relatively shallow which means that in summer the water gets warm, similar to the Mediteranean. There are beaches by the village with snack bars and boat hire. Or, if you prefer privacy, it is surrounded by many more which are accessible by foot, car or better still by boat.

The Lac also provides a magnificent venue for a variety of other activities on and around it,  these include:





Boat Hire – Pedalos, canoes, electric boat hire, Windsurfing

Riding School

Pony Club


Village detail Village from lake Village scene Beach view