Experience the gentle pace of Serre-Ponçon lake
During a stay on the water, out of time and in the heart of nature
Restaurant & beach on site
Houseboat all equipped
on the Lake
Board an authentic houseboat anchored in the beautiful blue waters of Serre-Ponçon lake. These wooden barges used to haul sand along the meandering Loire river, and have now been converted into houseboats for a novel experience in Hautes-Alpes.
These former sand barges have been converted into comfortable houseboats, for you to spend a peaceful night in this well-preserved paradise in the southern French Alps.
Foreston Bay is a place where you can truly get away from it all. The secluded creek visible from the porthole of your cabin is a mere stone’s throw from your floating habitat. The Paillote du Lac is a peaceful place in which to hang out during your slow houseboat holiday. The complex includes a lakeside restaurant, a beach with deckchairs for chilling with a mountain view, an outdoor activity area and a programme of musical entertainment, featuring live outdoor performances.
Stay in a
converted sand barge
How about coming to recharge your batteries in a houseboat moored by the beach? These floating barges have been converted into houseboats with all land-lubber mod cons for a holiday at a slow pace. Anchored in Foreston Bay, on the beautiful blue waters of Serre-Ponçon lake, the Houseboats on the Lake form a distinctive base camp from which to explore Hautes-Alpes.I discover
The Paillote du Lac, a secluded beach at Serre-Ponçon lake
Foreston Bay boasts a secluded creek, a peaceful place to hang out in, on the banks of Serre-Ponçon lake, with a restaurant, beach, leisure activities on the water, outdoor sports, and live musical entertainment by night.
At the Paillote du Lac, you can settle down on the lakeside terrace with a view of the boats. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, serving tasty, seasonal cuisine made from fresh produce and dishes a la plancha.
The Paillote du Lac also provides parasols and deckchairs for lounging on the beach, kayaks and pedal boats for an excursion on Serre-Ponçon lake, facilities for beach volley, pétanque, table tennis and badminton, and live music to dance beneath the stars.
Location of the Houseboats on the Lake
Welcome to your houseboat on the banks of Serre-Ponçon lake, the largest artificial lake in mainland France, with 80 km of wild creeks and beaches laid out on the banks of its pure waters. Between Alpes de Haute-Provence and Hautes-Alpes, Serre-Ponçon lake is the ideal starting point to explore the Parc national des Ecrins.CONTACT & ACCESS