Lake of Sainte-Croix
Lake of Sainte-Croix, France
About Lake of Sainte-Croix
The Lake of Sainte-Croix is an eyecatching man-made lake that was formed by the construction, between 1971 and 1974 of a reinforced-concrete arch dam by the name of the dam of Sainte-Croix. It is fed by the Verdon at the outlet of the Verdon Gorge. The lake is approx. 10 km long and at its widest point approx. 3 km wide.
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Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is one of the most popular holiday regions in the south of France. Its identity as a geographical region is a holdover from the days of the Roman Empire. Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is famous for its sunny weather, colorful countryside, tradition, wine, food, and language.