Ponçon greenhouse lake

Lake Serre Ponçon

Immerse yourself in a breathtaking panorama, where the crystal clear waters of Lake Serre Ponçon blend harmoniously with the surrounding mountain peaks.

Serre Ponçon Lake

The Serre Ponçon lake is located at an altitude of 800 meters between Gap, Embrun and Lauzet Ubaye, it is the tumultuous waters of the Ubaye which flow into the Serre Ponçon lake. An artificial masterpiece created in 1960, which extends over an area of 28.2 km² of which Savine le lac has become the capital.

The Serre Ponçon lake is also fed by the majestic Durance river, descending from the summits of Briançon, the lake becomes a setting for nautical leisure activities. Water skiing, sailing, kitesurfing, and many other activities make Lake Serre Ponçon a multifaceted playground.

Le Lac de Serre – The sea in the Mountains

Lake Serre Ponçon, due to its strategic geographical location between the Ubaye and Durance valleys, has become an essential stopover for travelers exploring the Alpes de Haute Provence region. Whether you follow the course of the Ubaye from Lauzet or take the Durance valley from Briançon, the lake reveals itself as a flagship destination, a symbol of rich adventures and breathtaking panoramas.

Whether for a whitewater getaway, lakeside relaxation, or total immersion in alpine activities, the Lauzet Ubaye and the Serre Ponçon lake stand out as a destination where audacity and nature meet harmoniously.

Ubaye greenhouse Ponçon

The banks of the ponçon greenhouse lake

Thanks to carefully planned development, nature retains its central role around Lake Serre-Ponçon. The environment is distinguished by its exceptional quality, while the steep banks preserve the wild aspect which gives all its appeal to the Serre-Ponçon region. Of the 90 kilometers of lake shores, only a minimal proportion of 13 kilometers is developed and dedicated to tourist development.

The Ponçon greenhouse lake in pictures

A choice of activities

Kite surfing clamp

Nautical leisure in the deep blue

Water sports enthusiasts will find what they are looking for with a multitude of activities. From water skiing to sailing, kitesurfing and fishing, the lake offers an ideal playground for thrill-seekers. The calm waters also invite peaceful boat trips.

Varied land activities

Beyond the waters, the lake offers a diversity of land-based activities. Whether you are a fan of hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, paragliding or white water sport, the possibilities are limitless. Serre ponçon thus becomes a complete destination, suitable for all tastes and all levels of adventure.

Accommodation for all tastes

Plan your stay with a variety of accommodations, from cozy hotels to lakeside campsites, unusual accommodation. Whether you are looking for a luxurious experience or a nature getaway, the Lake meets all expectations.

Village which overlooks the lake Ponçon Greenhouse

Saint Vincent the Strong,

Communal beach supervised

This beach is designed for your comfort (lawn, trees and parasols). You will find all the amenities to have a good time there (restaurants, bars, snack bars, grocery store¦). A children's play area is at your disposal. Swimming is supervised there during the summer, 6 days a week.

Paragliding Ubaye :

The free flight site of St Vincent the Strong is one of the most renowned sites in France.

  • The topography of this site, as well as its aerological conditions, give it exceptional properties. Unique panorama of the lake, the village, forts, and the Ubaye valley! Also, thousands of pilots and passengers come to practice paragliding.
  • The specificity of this site also lies in the fact that it is possible to come and rest near takeoff. Very appreciable comfort, and an advantage in terms of respect for the environment!

Also plenty of hiking and mountain biking.

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Village of Saint Vincent les Forts

A story to discover in more detail in the Muséoscope du lac which offers guided tours every day.

Savine the lake

Savines-le-Lac, located on the shores of Lake Serre-Ponçon, offers a unique experience between majestic mountains and sparkling waters. This charming commune in the Hautes-Alpes seduces visitors with its exceptional natural setting and peaceful atmosphere.

Immerse yourself in a multitude of water activities such as sailing, paddle boarding, or swimming in the turquoise waters of the lake. Hiking enthusiasts will also find what they are looking for among the many marked trails offering breathtaking views of the surrounding area.

While exploring Savines-le-Lac, don't miss out on soaking up the historical and cultural heritage of the creation of the lake. Go visit the museoscope.

Whether you are looking for relaxation, adventure or cultural discoveries, Savines-le-Lac is the ideal place for a lakeside vacation. Come and experience unique moments in this little corner of paradise nestled in the heart of the French Alps.


Discover Pontis, an enchanting village nestled in the Southern Alps, offering an authentic and preserved setting. Located in the heights of Lac de Serre Ponçon, Pontis seduces with its rustic charm and picturesque landscapes. Ideal for nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts, this village offers privileged access to numerous mountain trails offering breathtaking panoramas of the lake.

As you explore Pontis, let yourself be charmed by its rich historical heritage, with its ancient stone houses and its century-old church. Also take advantage of the outdoor activities offered throughout the year, such as mountain biking, river fishing, or even skiing in winter in the neighboring resorts.

Come and discover the calm and preserved beauty of Pontis, a true haven of peace where traditions and the sweetness of life combine.

Caroline Aalbers
Caroline Aalbers
Wat een geweldige ervaring, raften over de Ubaye! Prachtige natuur, mooie afwisselende tocht (inclusief zwemmen en in het water springen!) en geschikt voor elk niveau. Onze kinderen (6 en 9 jaar) hebben een super eerste raft ervaring gehad, mede dankzij onze leuke en goede gids. Ze willen zeker nog een keer :-)
Ziga Budja
Ziga Budja
Wonderfull family rafting experience. Just a little bit too much for my sensitive eight year old, but great overall. The river is beautiful with nice surroundings. The guide was excellent (forgot his name 🙄) and the whole team was very nice. The trip down the river took about one and a half hour with some stops. If you visit this place, your're not gonna be sorry! 👍🏻
Un lieu calme et agréable, accueillit par une équipe sympathique. Mise à disposition du barbecue pour le repas du midi avant le rafting. Tout est là pour votre bonheur.
Jerome Henry
Jerome Henry
Merci @CrazyWaterRafting pour les moments géniaux en famille. Nous avons fait rafting, rando aquatique et kayak avec 2 adultes et 2 ados : génial !! Guides super sympa, très pro, Contrairement à ce que l'on entend a la télé, le niveau d'eau dans cette rivière et plus que suffisant pour s'éclater ! Nb: la rando aquatique n'est pas très connue mais super aussi, descente de la rivière en nageant, dans un secteur plus calme que celui pour le rafting. Explication sur la nature, superbe paysages, surprise à la fin... Encore merci. Jérôme, Caroline, Charlotte et Manon.
Shameer Habibi
Shameer Habibi
Really fun, and a really good guide! Overall amazing
Melanie Macias
Melanie Macias
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Lorenzo Van Loon
Lorenzo Van Loon
We did two descents, one by raft and one by kayak, both with Julien as a guide. He seems totally crazy when you first meet him, but he was a great guide and made our day. Really spectacular river, with a lot of rapids and great views. We got out of the boats to swim a bit in one of the rapids and they took us to a rock where we could jump in to the water. Julien and the crew of Crazy Water are real professionals, but in for a laugh and a joke. A pity we could'n do the 'sport' descent, because of bad weather. But we sure come back. One remark; their 'bar' is quite empty, so make sure to bring your own drinks and food if you're planning to stay for a day.
verriez virginie
verriez virginie