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Le Sauze du Lac

On the D954 road along the banks of lac de Serre-Ponçon.

The charming village of Le Sauze du Lac, near the Serre-Ponçon lake

Population : 100 inh. - Altitude : 1,049 m.

Le Sauze du Lac

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 Hautes Alpes

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 Serre-Ponçon

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.

What to see

Notre-dame de la Colle church (12th century).
The "Demoiselles coiffées" (earth pillars) listed site.
A wildlife park: “Parc animalier de Serre-Ponçon” (2 km away).

Leisure activities

All water sports on Lac de Serre-Ponçon (nautical base):
Fishing, water-skiing, boat trips... or swimming on the beach at Port St Pierre.
Mountain bike trails. Numerous hiking trails.
Tennis courts. Swimming pool.
Movie theater.


Rural gite.
Gite for hikers.
Holiday rentals.


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

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