BETWEEN THE HAUTES ALPES AND THE ALPES DE HAUTE PROVENCE
4 STAR CAMPSITE CLOSE TO LAKE OF SERRE PONCON
For you who are looking for a campsite near the lake of Serre Ponçon, Camping Du Lac in Curbans, welcomes you for your vacation, in a tent, caravan, motorhome but also in chalet, bungalow or mobile home rental.
In a magnificent setting, enjoy our water park, including 2 swimming pools and 2 paddling pools for the little ones. Then above all, have fun on the 2 giant water slides that will delight the whole family. However for the less adventurous, the 17-seat SPA will delight you; relaxation and well-being guaranteed. For more comfort, all the pools, slide and of course the SPA are heated.
Thanks to its geographical location, at the limit of the Hautes Alpes and the Alpes de Haute Provence, the Lac du Curbans campsite is at the center of a multitude of activities, climbing, via ferrata, water sports, navigation, hiking, mountain biking ... For your mountain holidays, close to the Lac de Serre Ponçon.
The campsite is located 30 minutes from the Serre Ponçon lake dam
The dam, overlooking the lake, offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Serre ponçon lake.
First, a bit of history on the lake. Located in the Southern Alps, on the border of the Alpes de Haute Provence and Hautes Alpes, in the Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur region. Indeed it is an artificial lake created in 1961 by the construction of a dam on the Durance, which ultimately helped to regulate the many floods of this capricious river. In addition, part of the lake, upstream of the dam, is located in the south of the Ecrins National Park.
Some riverside communities on the shores of Lake Serre Ponçon.
First, Embrun (50 minutes from the campsite)
Or the extent of the reservoir located in the town was surrounded and this is how Le Plan d'Eau in Embrun was born, which has been nicely fitted out for swimming with grassed and shaded beaches. In addition, it is equipped with sanitary facilities with shower and sink, moreover for the safety of your bathing, a lifeguard is present in July and August for surveillance.
As for nautical activities, you will have the choice between windsurfing, canoeing, pedal boat rental, rowing, but also you can enjoy the floating aqua park installed in summer. Navigation with motor boats is not allowed on the water.
However, in order to vary the pleasures, you can also take advantage of the boule court, children's games, Rosalie's rental, as well as the tennis courts, mini-golf or the equestrian center.
Without forgetting the 3 annual events with strong notoriety:
The Embrun Man on August 15, a long distance triathlon.
The Outdoormix, in early May, the largest festival in the Hautes Alpes dedicated to extreme sports.
The Memory Radars, early June. Descent of the Saint Clément Durance to the height of the Embrun lake, with real larch rafts made according to ancestral techniques.
Then Chorges (30 minutes from the campsite)
In the town of Chorges you have the choice, either the bay of Chanteloube, or the bay of Saint Michel.
The bay of Chanteloube remains a natural and wild place, not yet well known to holidaymakers. It still has a wide grassed beach and supervised in summer. But also a picnic area equipped with barbecue, water points and sanitary facilities.
Above all, not to be missed, the Chanteloube Viaduct which is on the one hand an important element of the railway heritage of the Hautes Alpes and on the other hand a witness to the impoundment of the lake of Serre Ponçon.
The much more popular Saint Michel bay takes its name from the Saint Michel chapel, which survived the waters when the Serre Ponçon dam was filled. This beach, like many others, all around the lake of Serre Ponçon, has been fitted out for swimming and is therefore supervised during the holiday period. Grassed and shaded areas for relaxation, but also picnic areas, a bowling alley and a beach volleyball court.
Without forgetting the nautical base which offers you various activities, among others canoeing, stand up paddle, towed buoy, water skiing ... or even the rental of motor boats with or without a license.
And finally Savines-Le-Lac (40 mins from the campsite)
Savines Le Lac also has several equipped and supervised bathing beaches during the summer season. But also several water sports centers where you can practice canoeing, rent motor boats, stand up paddle ...
Above all, do not miss the emblematic monument of the Hautes Alpes, the Savines Bridge which spans the waters of the Lac de Serre Ponçon. It offers you a magnificent and breathtaking view of the lake and the Hautes Alpes mountains in the background.
Similarly, towards the Sauze du Lac, you can admire a curiosity of nature, Les demoiselles coiffées.
In short, the Lac du Curbans campsite may not be right by the Serre Ponçon lake, but it is not far from it. So it will allow you to take advantage of the breathtaking views of Serre Ponçon and all of its proposed activities. While enjoying the campsite, its water park, one of the largest in the Hautes Alpes, Alpes de Haute Provence departments.
Your children will love the water park and its slides!
At first, you will discover a super equipped water park, worthy of a large campsite, without the abundant crowd of these establishments.
In addition, we suggest that you take advantage of the 2 heated pools to swim, simply cool off or otherwise relax in the 17-seat SPA (bubble bath). In addition, we also thought of toddlers with 2 paddling pools, one of which is 25cm deep with a waterfall mushroom, a fire boat with slide and a hedgehog fountain. For thrill seekers, 2 giant water slides. The first, 49m long with a start at 6m in height, and the second, a 4-lane multitrack for a start at 10m.
Lying on one of the many sunbathing areas, you will discover a panoramic view of Lake Curbans, with the village of La Saulce surrounded by mountains in the background.
In addition, for your comfort, at the entrance to the water park, you will find a space equipped with a shower, sink and terrace with a few tables.
In short, a small family campsite with 180 pitches, laid out like a large one. So it's time to book your vacation, between mountain and Provence, at the Lac du Curbans campsite.
New at the campsite and at Lac de Serre Ponçon
This large lake in the Southern Alps, is a high place for tourism in France, therefore, the municipalities bordering the lake are always on the lookout and looking for the latest fashionable activities. In the same spirit, in order to improve the comfort of holidaymakers, more and more arrangements are made on the banks.
For example, in summer 2019, appeared on one of the nautical bases of Savines Le Lac, E-surf.
Electric surfing is an innovative and fun activity suitable for all ages and all levels, in addition, very respectful of nature.
And above all, the arrival of E-surfing in this commune of the Hautes Alpes was a great first, since the lake of Serre Ponçon was the only freshwater site in France in 2019 to offer this activity.
The site of Serre Poncon is also conducive to other activities, among others, climbing but also hiking or mountain biking which will make you discover paradisiacal landscapes by taking paths overlooking the lake of Serre Ponçon and will offer you breathtaking views . However, some will prefer a lazy day at Baie Saint Michel or at the Embrun lake.
The campsite at Curbans also makes it a point of honor to present its new products to you every year.
2020, a great year for activities. Indeed, after the year 2019 which saw the emergence of the fitness area, placed in the campsite with an elusive view of the water park, we are preparing a giant mini-golf for the summer of 2020.
Young and old, with family or friends, hours of fun and laughter await you on the 18 extra long tracks.
2020 is also the arrival of the electric bike at Camping du Lac.
Indeed, you will take pleasure in going for a ride on an electrically assisted mountain bike (VTTAE) on the heights of Curbans where you can admire a panoramic view of the Durance valley.
In addition, the Tour de France, our traveling national show, will pass in Sisteron in the Alpes de Haute Provence and in Gap in the Hautes Alpes. The campsite is located halfway between these two cities of Haute Provence, lovers of this event can take advantage.
In conclusion, 2020 will be a year where we will keep in shape. No doubt that after a day of fitness, minigolf and VTTAE, water, shower and sink will be required and then the aperitif because after all, that's vacation!
The water park in pictures
Here are the rentals we offer at the Lac du Curbans campsite