View Full Version : Anyone been to the Lakes in the south east of France?

21-01-2017, 14:05
Looking for good places to camp. We have an inflatable kayak we would like to use on a Lake.

n brown
21-01-2017, 14:20
Lac de st Croix , best approached by driving along the amazing Gorge du Verdon road. there's campsites,but we just drove around it and found various places to stay with no probs.

21-01-2017, 16:25
San Croix de Verdon. This is a very nice spot!
There is a small aire in the village, and a small supermarket. Some parking places have a nice view. Beware it is a steep walk down to the lac and even steeper walking back up.
There are other aires in the area, both if coming from the west or from the east along the Gorge! Some are very nice. Worth getting CC or All the Aires!
There is campsite at San Croix but it is a little expensive, too much for us.
You can easily park by the lac and put your canoe in the water, but if you intend using the aire, you will loose your spot. However you could wild further around the lac. No overnighting at the Lac just below the aire near to the campsite!

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/tramperbucket/IMG_7052_zps10cca466.jpg (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/tramperbucket/media/IMG_7052_zps10cca466.jpg.html)

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http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/tramperbucket/IMG_7039_zps4d6f8d21.jpg (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/tramperbucket/media/IMG_7039_zps4d6f8d21.jpg.html)


The Gorges du Verdon (http://about-france.com/tourism/verdon-gorge.htm)

22-01-2017, 15:23
Well Molly, what do you think?
Do you like it or not?:confused:

The second photo is where the gorge river enters the lac

n brown
22-01-2017, 15:42
i was floating on the Lac de Ste Croix , on my lilo, when i was run over by a windsurfer
this was a new experience for me
my wife and kids thought it was funny

22-01-2017, 15:52
Well Molly, what do you think?
Do you like it or not?:confused:

The second photo is where the gorge river enters the lac

Definitely on our list!

22-01-2017, 19:52
Yep St Croix is great and you can Kayak up the Gorge as well. There is parking near the gorge entrance.

I bought an inflatable Kayak early this year and absolutely love it. Used it loads.

If you look on my website in the downloads section I created a Boating for Motorhomers guide a couple of years ago and in it are loads of Aires and wild spots next to water suitable for Kayaking / boating. You will find it here. Downloads - Adventures In Hank The Tank (https://sites.google.com/site/hanktestsite2/downloads)

22-01-2017, 20:39
Thanks for your information, you are my hero! Hope we meet people like you on our journeys.