The artificial lake was ponded in order to gain electricity in 1974. The river "Verdon" springs from the Alps and has flooded the entire - once agriculturally used - valley including the village "Les Salles".
The public beach at the foot of Sainte-Croix offers a boat rental, a sailing and surfing school, as well as a small harbor. There is also a tennis court and a decent takeaway bar.
Those who don't mind a good walk can relax in beautiful and pristine bays. You may also rent a boat...Boats with combustion engines are not permitted (drinking water reservoir).