Le Sauze du Lac

Departement of the Hautes Alpes - Population : 100 inh. - Altitude : 1,049 m.

puce On the D954 along the banks of Serre-Ponçon Lake.
Le Sauze du Lac, Serre-Poncon lake

At the confluence of the Durance and Ubaye, the perched village of Sauze is famous for its viewing point offering a breathtaking panorama of Serre-Poncon lake.

Le Sauze du Lac, street
But Sauze has also remained a delicious country village, with its ancestral stable odours, between bales of hay, tractors and old rusted farming tools (enough to open a museum!!).

When you stroll in the narrow streets of Sauze, between the sometimes dilapidated, lopsided farmer's houses, with their wooden balconies, time seems to have stopped, you are almost surprised to see a car here!

Le Sauze du Lac, inn
You will come across at least one dog, a few hens and pheasants in the fields, and no doubt one or two old, ruddy complexioned, country people!

Sauze is surrounded by vast green meadows and it has a more recently built neighbourhood, at the entrance to the village, with an amazing view of the lake. Don't forget to try the "Bar du belvedere", the best place to enjoy the evening sun setting over the lake, while literally drinking in the incomparably pure air.


puce What to see:

Notre-dame de la Colle church (12th century).
The "Demoiselles coiffées" (earth pillars) listed site.
A wildlife park, “La montagne aux marmottes” (2 km away).


puce Leisure activities:

Tous les sports nautiques dans le lac de Serre-Ponçon (base nautique) :
Pêche, ski nautique, promenade en bateau... ou baignade sur la plage du Port St Pierre.
Circuit VTT. Nombreuses Randonnées.
Tennis. Piscine.


puce Accommodation:

Rural gite.
Gite for hikers.
Holiday rentals.


puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Le Lauzet-Ubaye (14km),Pontis (8,5km), Savines Le Lac (11km).