Barre du Pidanoux
Barre du Pidanoux

Barre du Pidanoux

A lookout, a viewpoint
Heritage and history
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This hike, easy and very pleasant, is ideal during spring and offers multiple viewpoints on the Castillon lake.

This hike starts from the village of Saint-Julien-du-Verdon, located on the shores of the beautiful Castillon lake. The Barre de Pidanoux (small orogeny) overlooks the lake of 300m and offers exceptional views both to the North (Saint-André-les-Alpes) and to the South (Saint-Julien-du-Verdon). From the ridge, the view also covers the Basse d'Angles (mount) and the Pic de Chamatte recognizable by its unusual outline.

2 points of interest

  • Panorama

    Bar of Pidanoux

    Plunging view on the Lake of Castillon and bar of Pidanoux to the left.

  • Panorama

    Belvedere of Pidanoux

    Once reached the highest point (1,237m), you can enjoy the panorama at 360°.Numerous views over the village, the lake of Castillon, the summit of Crémon (facing you) and the summit of Chamatte (east).


From the village, reach the big curve of the Route de St André-les-Alpes at 500m, just before the Memorial of the Resistance. Exit the N202 and follow the small road on the right. Continue on 700m after the last house until a dirt road. Take the flat road for another 800m.

1- At the end of the road (turning area), take the small path on the right (some steep sections!). At the end of the rise, climb to the ridge of the Barre de Pidanoux.

2- Continue on the ridge trail for 1km. Pass the peak (1,237m) and continue for another 500m. Complete the path where the trail descends steeply.

3- Head back by the same route to the village.

  • Departure : From the village center
  • Arrival : Village center
  • Towns crossed : Saint-Julien-du-Verdon, Angles, and Vergons


Altimetric profile


Avoid high summer temperatures, leave early. We recommend: 2L of water per person, a hat and proper hiking shoes. Preferred seasons: spring, autumn (fall).

Information desks

House of the Verdon Regional Nature Park

Domaine de Valx, 04360 Moustiers-Sainte-Marie (0)4 92 74 68 00

House of the Verdon Regional Nature Park

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OT Saint André les Alpes - Barrême

Place Marcel Pastorelli, 04170 Saint-André-les-Alpes (0)4 92 89 02 39


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Access and parking

At 8km South of Saint-André-les-Alpes through the N202.

Parking :

In the village

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