We continued our journey to the east towards the lake Lac de Sainte-Croix, which is a really really beautiful, turquoise lake (at first it looks like you just arrived somewhere like Bora Bora or something like that – haha well maybe that’s a little exaggerated, but it really is magical).
Serpentine streets lead down into the village which is right by the lake.
It again is a very crowded place with lots of cars and parking everywhere. The narrow streets inside, only allow room for one car to drive at a time. (It sometimes can get quite amusing to watch the whole spectacle of who drives first and where – but only from the passenger seat 😉 )
Just a little below the actual city there is another big parking area only a few meters away from the water. To park there they charge 4€ per day, but as far as we could glance from the car, there is little to no shades on the beach.
After we successfully made our way out of the confusing one way street system of the city (it is a dead end down to the city which means that everyone needs to drive back up the hill), we started heading in the northern direction towards the town Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. On the way (probably around the third of the route) there comes a hidden viewpoint on the right side where lots of the passing cars stop, as the spot reveals a great overview of the lake and its surrounding.
This day we didn’t make it much further, but rather found a remote pathway with some trees (that gave us some shade which is necessary during the heat of the day) and a great view we spent the rest of the day at. On a little easy self built bed I didn’t move for the rest of the day- ahh how a resting day got so much healing power