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Lac de Serre-Ponçon, toues cabanées du lac

Live to the rhythm of Serre-Ponçon Lake

A stay with your feet in the water,
out of time and in the heart of nature

Les toues cabanées du lac de Serre-Ponçon
Les toues cabanées du lac au mouillage face à la paillote du lac
Vue du lac de Serre-Poncon, toues cabanées du lac Hautes Alpes

slow tourism

Restaurant & beach on site

Houseboat all equipped

Welcome to
your Houseboat
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.

Salle de bain toue cabanée
Cuisine équipée toue cabanée
Lac de Serre-Ponçon, les toues cabanées du lac

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.

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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.

Things to do at Serre-Ponçon lake

Drop your luggage off at your anchored houseboat and set out to explore the wilderness of Hautes-Alpes.

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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.

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