Notre-Dame du Roc from Castellane
Notre-Dame du Roc


Estimated net time Less than one hour.
Difficulty Easy walk on a slightly rough path.
Drinking water No access to running water.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (October 2011).
Parking Room for many cars around trail head, but you need to pay a fee.
Start height 724 metres
Vertical metres 185 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 2.4 km
GPS-file X (descent only)


Route photo



From the east side of the market square in the town Castellane, approximately 65 km west/north-west of Nice as the crow flies, walk north-east on the left hand side of the church. Here you will find signs for "Roc du Chapelle". Follow the path all the way to the summit, where the chapel is located.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



12. October 2011

We were due to drive back to Nice this morning, and then fly home to Norway, so there was no time for a proper hike. However, there was sufficient time for a hike up to the distinct pinnacle where the chapel is located. I set out at 07:30, on a cold but very nice morning and reached the summit after a little more than 15 minutes of easy walking. At the summit I enjoyed the fine views of the town below me, before heading back down for breakfast and a day of travelling.
Photos 12.10.2011