Castillon lake (fr. Lac de Castillon) is a reservoir in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, France.

At an elevation of 880 m, the lake’s surface area is 5 km². The Castillon dam holds 150,000,000 m3 (5.3×109 cu ft) of water.

Lake Castillon is the first artificial lake to be built along the Verdon river. 8 km in length, it stretches from Castellane to Saint-André-les-Alpes and covers an area of more than 1,200 acres. It is the second largest lake in the Verdon Valley, just after Lake Sainte-Croix.

Visually, Lake Castillon is quite different and is more reminiscent of the nearby Alpine lakes. Nestled in the heart of the Verdon National Park, this gorgeous, emerald coloured lake also offers a multitude of activities to do on your holiday.

For the sportier ones, there are many activity centres to choose from: canoeing, paddle boarding, motor boating or sailing from Castellane, Saint-Julien-du-Verdon or Saint-André-les-Alpes.

The Lake of Castillon is also an important fishing venue in the Verdon.

Coordinates: 43°54′N 6°32′E

Shortest distances by car

From Paris: 9 hr (794 km) via A6

From Marseille: 2 hr 20 min (180 km) via A51

From Nice: 1 hr 50 min (104 km) via Rte de Grenoble

From Toulouse: 5 hr 38 min (535 km) via A61 and A9

From Monaco: 2 hr 3 min (120 km) via Rte de Grenoble

From Andorra: 7 hr 23 min (625 km) via A9

From Madrid: 13 hr 13 min (1,239 km) via A-2

From Moscow: 36 hr (3,159 km) via E30/M1

From Belgrade: 15 hr 22 min (1,423 km) via E70

From Istanbul: 26 hr (2,372 km) via E70

From Bern: 6 hr 37 min (523 km) via A1

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