The Sainte-Croix lake stretches for 2.200 ha with peaceful and turquoise waters reflecting the sky like a mirror. The Sainte-Croix dam was built in1974, which led to the submersion of the valley and the Fontaine l’Evêque source that still runs at the bottom of the lake, as well as the fields, the farm and the shops surrounding it. This renewed landscape also separated the bordering villages that used to be connected by four bridges. Two of these bridges are now covered by the water: the Roman bridge south from Sainte-Croix along the Roman road between Fréjus and Riez, and the medieval bridge of Aiguines in the north.
The Sainte-Croix lake is first of all a water basin providing most of the inhabitants of the Provence with water. At the heart of this preserved and stunning landscape, water sports can be practised all through the year.