Castellane has 1539 inhabitants – height 723m – under prefecture since 1799
Are dominated through the Roc, a gigantic lime formation of 184 meters high, a spectacular view and one of the most particular of the Haute Provence. A city with a rich story, a narrow passage that the Alps connects with the sea. Castellane with its narrow streets, the age-old platanen around the market give her a typical Provencaal radiation. Castellane and its surroundings have a pleasant climate and there are many things to see, the high Alps and the parc du Mercantour in the north (cols de la Cayolle, d’ Allos and the col de la Bonette), the gorges du Verdon (Grand Canyon) with its magnificent depths and views that begin nearby Castellane direction the west, the sea and the cote d’ Azur in the east and the fields of the lavende in the south.
The lakes of Castillon and the St Croix to bathe or to enjoy the views and the colors.
The park Naturel Régional du Verdon contains today 43 communes of 2 departments and fits in appr. 178 , 000 hectares, with this the region is one of the less populated area’s of France and with that it’s a guarantee for rest and nature.
The Provence is a territory in the southeast of France. The Provence lies between the Mediterranean Sea, the Rhônedal and Italy. The territory is a former province of Italy. The Provence borders in the east on the Alps, in the west at the river the Rhône and in the south at the Mediterranean Sea. Large cities in the territory are Marseille, Nizza, Toulon and Aix-on-Provence. The landscape of the Provence is characterized by beautiful views, vast fields of lavender, ravines and canyons. Contrasting are the high summits of the high alps with the water plains of the Camargues.