Le Lauzet Ubaye 04340

Le Lauzet-Ubaye

The Village of Lauzet Ubaye gateway to the Barcelonnette valley. Waterfalls, lake, hiking, climbing and white water sports.

Le Lauzet-Ubaye, entrance to the Barcelonnette valley

THE Lauzet-Ubaye is a small village located in the Alpes de Haute-Provence (04), in Ubaye, in the Barcelonnette valley. Surrounded by majestic mountains and magnificent landscapes, it is a popular meeting place for nature and adventure lovers. It is the village at the entrance to the valley at the mouth of the Ubaye river and the Serre Ponçon lake. Nicknamed the capital of rafting and white water sports, the Lauzet is indeed the arrival of the most beautiful raft course in Ubaye.

The village of Lauzet itself is charming, with traditional stone houses and narrow, winding streets that wind through the hills. There is a small central square where locals gather to drink coffee and chat, and where tourists can wander around and experience the local vibe.

lauzet lake Ubaye

Lake Lauzet-Ubaye

Lake Lauzet is a must-see place to visit in the region. It is a mountain lake located at an altitude of 890 m and is 340 meters long. It is of icehouse origin and is supplied all year round by 7 sources.

With its crystal clear waters and its preserved natural setting of the Alpes de Haute Provence, it is ideal for swimming, free fishing offered by the town, picnics and canoe and pedal boat rides. the commune of Lauzet has developed a tour of the lake. It is now Accessible to people with reduced mobility and has a natural swimming pool supervised in July and August for the greatest pleasure of families. The surrounding mountains also offer plenty of hiking, climbing and mountain biking opportunities.

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Walk in St Vincent les forts

Hiking in Lauzet-Ubaye

The Municipality of Lauzet-Ubaye is a paradise for hikers. Walks varied and adapted to all levels are to be discovered in the town of Ubaye Serre-Ponçon. Markings are updated regularly and trails are maintained. You will be able to discover a abundant flora and fauna, as well as a rich cultural heritage, with isolated habitats, chapels, forts, mountain pastures, sheepfolds, bread ovens and sundials.

You will find great hikes, such as the Col Bas and the 3 lakes, the Dormillouse Battery, the Gourette mountain pastures, the Tête de l'Estrop, the Morgon, the Tour du Lac de Serre Ponçon. You can also opt for short family hikes such as the isolated hamlets of Mandeysse or Dramonasc or even a tour of the village with the Costeplane waterfalls and the Roman bridge. You can even hike through the old railway tunnels.

An ideally located village

Winter sports enthusiasts can also enjoy the southern Alps region, with several Ski stations renowned nearby. The resorts of Pra-Loup, Sauze and St Jean de Monclar are one of the largest in the region. They offer slopes for all skill levels, as well as quality equipment for skiers. Lauzet-Ubaye allows you to benefit from affordable accommodation, hotels and gîtes.

Le Lauzet-Ubaye is also an ideal starting point for exploring the surrounding region. There historic town of Barcelonnette, located just a few kilometers away, 20 minutes by car, offers a rich cultural heritage and numerous museums, art galleries and historical sites to visit. The spa town of Gréoux-les-Bains is also nearby, offering natural hot springs to relax and recharge your batteries.

There local gastronomy is also a must-see for visitors to the region. Regional specialties include hearty mountain dishes such as raclette, tartiflette and fondue Savoyarde, as well as local products such as honey, cheese and wine. In the 19th century, the populations of Ubaye and Barcelonnette left to try their luck at Mexico in textiles. After making their fortune, they then returned to Ubaye bringing Mexican culture back in their suitcases. So don't be surprised if some restaurants in Barcelonnette offer you a real taste journey.

A dream destination

In summary, Lauzet-Ubaye is an ideal holiday destination for nature lovers, adventure seekers and history and culture enthusiasts. In addition to being the starting point for Rafting, Hydrospeed and Kayak activities in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Le Lauzet-Ubaye also welcomes climbers for climbing on natural cliffs. 3 spots are already well known to climbers.

With its preserved natural setting, its quality outdoor activities and its authentic charm, this village will undoubtedly seduce you!

Caroline Aalbers
Caroline Aalbers
2023-07-29
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
2023-07-12
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! 👍🏻
Fred
Fred
2023-05-13
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
2022-08-16
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
2021-07-29
Really fun, and a really good guide! Overall amazing
Melanie Macias
Melanie Macias
2020-06-06
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Lorenzo Van Loon
Lorenzo Van Loon
2019-08-02
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
2019-06-14
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