Turquoise waters of CastillonHarald | September 14, 2008
Solar Tour 2008 – Day 8: On our way to the Gorges du Cians we passed the turquoise waters of the Lac de Castillon. The color of the water was just amazing and reminded us of the Lac de Sainte-Croix. The lake is actually an artificial reservoir with two dams in the southern tip. With the creation of the lake, the village of Castillon disappeared, but when the water is low, one can still see the old Julien bridge. On the other side of the lake one can find the naturist campground Camping Castillon de Provence, which is being owned by a Dutch couple that moved to France a couple of years ago. Their adventure of starting a new life in France had been featured on Dutch TV. According to their web site they are doing fine.
In Staint-Julien-du-Verdon we left the lake and followed the N202.