Between sky and water, this perched village dominates the calm waters of Sainte-Croix Lake as far as the eye can see. At the heart of a marvelous nature, Aiguines protects the access to the Verdon Gorges, as a motionless watcher.
With its polychrome tiles, the towers of the Aiguines castle indicate the presence of this perched village with elegance, hanged to the side of the mountain. From the Saint-Pierre chapel, which dominates the village, the eye can see far: from the Sainte-Croix lake to the Valensole plateau and even to the Mont Ventoux.
History of a craftsman's job which became nowadays an artist's profession: "the woodturning", and a rare and unique heritage object: "the studded ball", ancestor of the current pétanque ball.
An idyllic landscape ! The Sainte-Croix lake is the 2nd largest artificial lake of France (22 square kilometres).
The Verdon Gorges forms the biggest canyon of Europe: it’s an area where space and vastness are mixing. In the limestone of Haute Provence plateau, the river dug a 25 km long canyon, 700 m deep in places.
The "Lacs et Gorges du Verdon" territory is one of the intermunicipal offices of the Var. It covers the whole of the north-east of the department. Its territory crosses the Gorges du Verdon, extending from the Artuby Pre-Alps to the Quinson dam.