Lac de Sainte-Croix, Aiguines

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The Lake of Sainte-Croix (French: lac de Sainte-Croix) is a man-made lake that was formed by the construction, between 1971 and 1974 (when it was put into service) of a reinforced-concrete arch dam by the name of dam of Sainte-Croix. It is fed by the Verdon river, at the outlet of the Verdon Gorge. The reservoir holds a maximum of 761 million cubic metres of water. The dam, which generates 142 million kWh of electricity per year, is 94 metres high, 7.5 metres thick at its base and 3 metres thick at its crest.

The village Les Salles-sur-Verdon stands by the lake; it was rebuilt on the shore after the original village was destroyed to make room for the reservoir. Other villages around the lake are Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon and Bauduen.
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  • Beautiful lake with vivid colours, lots of places for a picnic or just to relax. You can get very close to the lake with any kind of car. Great place for kids to play and swim. Good place to watch... 
    Beautiful lake with vivid colours, lots of places for a picnic or just to relax. You can get very close to the lake with any kind of car. Great place for kids to play and swim. Good place to watch...  more »
  • I thought the electric boat would be a bit boring but we loved it! And we were allowed to jump of and swim. Such nice water and not at all cold. 
    I thought the electric boat would be a bit boring but we loved it! And we were allowed to jump of and swim. Such nice water and not at all cold.  more »
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  • Such a beautiful place! The color of that water is unforgettable!
  • Boat playing is cool and it feel like free :)

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