Skip to content

Savines le Lac

On the RN94 between Gap (29km) and Embrun (10km) along the shores of the Serre-Ponçon lake

Savines le Lac, a pretty village along the shores of the Serre Ponçon lake

Population : 866 inh. - Altitude : 800 m.

Savines le Lac

At the edge of the Ecrins National Park, and surrounded by high peaks (Le Morgon, Aiguilles de Chabrières and Mont Guillaume), Savines le Lac deserves its title of "green holiday resort".

Savines le Lac Serre Ponçon

When Serre-Ponçon lake, was created, the rising waters eventually covered the old village of Savines, and so in the 1960's Savines le Lac was built. It is a smart agreeable village situated close to the lake, pleasantly exposed due south ( 300 days of sunshine per year!).

Here you will find several piers catering for the numerous water sports available on Serre-Ponçon lake, all the necessary shops and numerous café terraces looking out over the lake, carefully tended lawns, a pretty square with a water jet in the middle, from where you will have a perfect view of a fine white church built very much in the "sixties" style !

On market days at Savines Le Lac, you'll be able to fill your shopping bag with lavander honey and fir honey, a huge selection of vegetables of the season, local cold meats from the mountains, Provençal fabrics, pottery and wooden toys produced by the local artisans, etc...

What to see

The modern church.
Cruise boat la Carline.

Leisure activities

All white-water sports (canoeing and rafting down river, sailing, water skiing, rowing, etc.)...
Mountain-biking. Angling, Tennis. Swimming.
Climbing ("La Rochette" cliff)..
Horse riding.
Paragliding, hang-gliding.
High mountain races (Ecrins National Park).
Forestry and botanical trails.
Fitness trail.
In winter, skiing nearby (10 km from Réallon and 20 km from les Orres).


3* campsite of 11 hectares on a peninsula on the edge of the Serre Ponçon lake with direct access, private beach, swimming pool, tennis court, children's games and bar-restaurant.


Bed and breakfast.
Numerous holiday rentals.
Tourist residences.


Pontis (7km) and Embrun (10km).

Zoom in the map



    Main villages of the area: