Huttopia
Lac
de Serre Ponçon

Camping
Opening
17/06/2022 > 02/10/2022

NEW!
Welcome to the Huttopia Campsite at Serre-Ponçon Lake. Nestled in the heart of the Southern Alps, our campsite welcomes you in furnished accommodation or your own tent, caravan or mobile home on a 19 hectare site, ideally located on the banks of the lake and at the foot of the mountains.

Huttopia Lac de Serre-Ponçon Campsite
La plage, Bas d'Ubaye, 04340 Ubaye-Serre-Ponçon

Holidays full of adventure and thrills at the Huttopia Campsite at Serre-Ponçon Lake

 

Nestled in the heart of the Southern Alps, at the foot of the mountains and on the banks of the largest artificial lake in Europe, the all-new Huttopia Campsite at Serre-Ponçon Lake spans some 19 hectares at this waterside natural setting. Between its sandy beaches and wild creeks, we welcome you to this exceptional place, on wonderful campsites with terraces, offering a breathtaking view for everyone.

THE HIGHLIGHTS OF HUTTOPIA LAC DE SERRE-PONÇON CAMPSITE

Beach which can be accessed directly from the campsite

A wonderful natural swimming pool with lake view

Enjoy water sports and nautical activities

IMAGINE A HOLIDAY AT LAC DE SERRE-PONÇON

ALL THE USEFUL INFORMATION YOU NEED TO PREPARE YOUR STAY

Restaurant
• every evening during the summer

Bar service
• from 8am to 11pm during the summer
• during the Restaurant hours the rest of the year

Breakfast service

Outdoor pools and paddling pool
• from May to late September

Kids Fun sessions
• 6 days a week from 02/07 to 03/09

Activities & Evening entertainment
• 6 days a week from 02/07 to 03/09

19
hectares

300
pitches

Disabled access

ENJOY A STAY IN TOTAL COMFORT ON THE BANKS OF SERRE-PONCON LAKE

When you choose the Huttopia Campsite at Serre-Ponçon Lake, you will be able to sleep out beneath the stars in any one of our canvas and wooden tents, or alternatively in one of our luxury chalets. Do you want to enjoy an unforgettable unique getaway? Then why not choose a Trailer or Arizona, half-tent-half-trailer.

YOU WILL LOVE…

ARIZONA

5 pax | 2 bedrooms | Bathroom

The Arizona brings the very best of both worlds.

A homely wooden structure with a kitchen, bathroom and wonderful master bedroom; whilst beneath the awning, there is a half-indoor-half-outdoor lounge area and the children’s bedroom beneath the canvas roof.

A real holiday feeling!

Kitchenette | Terrace 

OUR WOOD & CANVAS TENTS FOR A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS

CANADIENNE II TENT

5 pax | 2 bedrooms

The spacious Canadian Tent has a wonderful living area beneath the canvas with a kitchen and two separate bedrooms. Why not enjoy a total camping getaway with a breathtaking view over the lake!

Kitchenette | Terrace

MAASAÏ TENT

4 pax | 2 bedrooms | Bathroom

Sleep out beneath the stars with the luxury of a fully fitted kitchen, private bathroom and, of course, a terrace to stare out over the lake from your chair, just a few metres away.

Kitchenette | Terrace | Underfloor heating

TRAPPEUR TENT

5 pax | 2 bedrooms | Bathroom

At the Huttopia Campsite at Serre-Ponçon Lake, enjoy the comfort of two separate bedrooms beneath the canvas, as well as a private bathroom, kitchen, terrace, and even a wood fired stove for the true outdoor experience!

Kitchenette | Terrace | Wood stove

WOODEN CHALETS FOR EVERY HOLIDAY STYLE

 EVASION CHALET

5 pax | 2 bedrooms | Bathroom

Beneath the trees, just a stone’s throw from the lake, enjoy this wonderful chalet, ideal for families with its children’s bedroom and 3 beds!

Kitchenette | Terrace | Electric heating

ONTARIO PMR CHALET

4 pax | 2 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms

Practical, spacious, and easy to access thanks to its wooden ramp, the Ontario Reduced Mobility Chalet has some wonderful sun-filled areas thanks to its large bay windows overlooking the surrounding nature. For accessible holidays for people with reduced mobility, and a high level of comfort for everyone.

Kitchenette | Terrace | Electric heating

PORTLAND CHALET 

6 pax | 3 bedrooms | Bathroom

How about a siesta on the terrace in the shade of the reeds, or enjoying a read on the sofa in the lounge, or even an evening of fun with board games at the high table in the lounge: the Portland Chalet has it all to share and unwind. Make the most of your holidays!

Kitchenette | Terrace | Electric heating

A WOOD TRAILER SURROUNDED BY NATURE

WOOD TRAILER

4 pax | 2 bedrooms | Bathroom

Fancy the traveller’s life? Our Trailers have an ideal layout and a real touch of originality which you will love. Ideal for children to discover the region in a unique way.

Kitchenette | Terrace | Electric heating

THE LITTLE EXTRAS THAT MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE!

Sheets and towels for hire
Must be booked in advance. Subject to availability.

Optional cleaning package

BBQ hire
Subject to availability.

Free baby kit (travel cot + high chair)
Outside July and August. Subject to availability.

COME AND CAMP IN THE MIDDLE OF NATURE

Camp out on our pitches in the very heart of nature with your tent, caravan, mobile home or camper van.

COMFORT PITCH

6 pax | With electricity

All the authenticity of a campsite in the shade or sun-filled pitches with electricity just a stone’s throw from the lake. Set up your tent, caravan or camping car on a wonderful pitch with terrace.

COMFORT PLUS PITCH

6 pax | With electricity | Picnic table

Are you looking for even more space? Our Comfort Plus pitches are more spacious, and have wooden picnic tables. Simply drop your luggage and enjoy!

FIVE WASHROOMS FOR YOUR COMFORT

The Huttopia Campsite at Serre-Ponçon Lake has five brand new luxury bathroom areas: sinks, showers, toilets, dish washing areas, etc. We also have areas for people with reduced mobility and others especially for babies.

 

Your health is our priority!
Clear and strengthened hygiene and access procedures have been put in place for the communal washrooms. See the details of all the measures taken to guarantee your safety here. > Find out more

PRACTICAL SERVICES FOR CAMPERS

Motorhome service area

Fridge and barbecue hire
Subject to availability.

Laundry room with washing machine and dryer

Free baby kits (travel cot + high chair)
Except July and August. Subject to availability.

CAMPING CARD   

NEW !

Enjoy discounted prices and free nights in the early and late season at all the Huttopia Campsites and Citykamps.

*Price including 1 pitch for 2 people with electricity (+ free animal)

ALL THE HUTTOPIA SERVICES FOR A HASSLE FREE STAY

After a hike up to the summits surrounding the lake, the Halle de Vie and its swimming pool are the ideal oasis to relax at the end of a busy day to enjoy an ice cream or fresh fruit juice on the terrace.

FOOD TRUCK FOR A GOURMET HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE

The Huttopia Campsite at Serre-Ponçon Lake delivers a high-quality simple dining experience, with a selection of local produce and wines.

At the Huttopia Campsite at Serre-Ponçon Lake, food lovers will be delighted by the menu on offer.

On the wonderful 400m² pool-side terrace, our staff are available to serve you pizzas, sharing platters and a selection of wonderful local wines from one of the outdoor food trucks.

Breakfast is served every morning!

> Tea, coffee, orange juice, bread, jam, and pastries… Opt for a breakfast menu so you have nothing to prepare.

Restaurant
• every evening during the summer

Bar Service
• from 8am to 11pm during the summer
• during the Restaurant hours the rest of the year

Breakfast service

Grocery

PLACES TO GET TOGETHER

Reception

When you arrive at our campsite, head for the Mountain Chalet with its large bay windows overlooking the lake where we will welcome you at reception! Our team awaits to check you in and give you all the information you need to settle in. Don’t hesitate to come to the Regional Information Stand where we will be delighted to inform you about the essential activities to enjoy at Serre-Ponçon and the best hikes.

The Halle de Vie

Beneath a large safari tent, the Halle de Vie and its Place du Village are the meeting point at the Huttopia Campsite at Serre-Ponçon Lake. This large open space is home to the terrace and its two food trucks, as well as a play area which is the ideal place to enjoy a wonderful summer’s evening whilst the children play nearby.

Table football

WiFi around the Halle de Vie

Playground

AND TO MAKE YOUR STAY EVEN EASIER

BBQ hire

Bed linen and towels for hire

Laundry room

End of stay cleaning

Fridge hire

Electric mountain bike and bike hire

NEAR THE CAMPSITE

A small grocery store is available next to reception serving up freshly baked bread and pastries in the morning. For other products, Remollon is 20 km away with a supermarket and cash machine. Are you keen to dine in our restaurant and peruse the gift shops? We recommend the wonderful villages of Barcelonnette or Embrun, which will allow you to discover the other banks of the lake.

ADVENTURES FOR EVERYONE!

Swimming

A natural outdoor swimming and paddling pool

Summer special

The sociable, nature-inspired atmosphere of Huttopia’s activities and evening entertainment

Nature throughout the seasons

Hikes, bicycle rides and trips to discover the Alps

For kids

A few ideas of activities for kids

Sport and leisure on site

Make the most of the campsite facilities

ENJOY A SWIM IN THE NATURAL SWIMMING POOL AND THE TURQUOISE WATER OF THE LAKE

At the Huttopia Campsite at Serre-Ponçon Lake, you can enjoy a swim at any hour of the day! As well as the many water sports on offer on the lake and special access to the beach, a wonderful natural swimming pool is available for a relaxing few lengths.

NATURAL SWIMMING POOL

The campsite swimming pool is ecological and chlorine-free, and surrounded by a wonderful wooden terrace overlooking the lake at the foot of the hillside. Guaranteed relaxation and easy living between two refreshing dips and a short nap on one of the loungers.

SWIMMING IN THE LAKE

The Huttopia Campsite at Serre-Ponçon Lake has an ideal position overlooking the lake, spanning a total of 1km of the banks! The beach and its water sport base, located on the campsite itself, are a great starting point to head off and discover this immense lake and to take a dip for the very first time. Swimming is supervised 6 days a week in summer.

BEST OF THE SUMMER ACTIVITIES AT HUTTOPIA LAC DE SERRE-PONÇON CAMPSITE

 

Enjoy thrills and spills, learn about the local trades, and take in the breathtaking surroundings… there is no shortage of experiences to enjoy when staying at the Huttopia Campsite at Serre-Ponçon Lake! In July and August, activities are organised every day, both free and paid-for.

Guided hike

Fancy a “Gourmet Hike”? Our guides will make sure you enjoy an unforgettable day taking in the most wonderful of panoramic lake views, with a picnic included. You can also head off late in the afternoon for a “Sunset” hike before sliding back down: a magical experience highly recommended!

Yoga classes

This activity is full of sophistication in an exceptional setting: overlooking the turquoise water of the lake, in the early morning, enjoy this activity to take time out just for yourself. An ideal way to kick off your day!

Creative workshops: natural cosmetics, pottery, soap, etc.

Head off for an afternoon in the heart of nature with Julie, on an educational trail to learn about the local flora, followed by a creative workshop on natural plant-based cosmetics. Or perhaps you’d prefer to learn how to make pottery? Enjoy a wide range of activities for everyone.

FRIENDLY AND FESTIVE HUTTOPIA EVENING ENTERTAINMENT

6 days a week in July and August, experience magical moments with Huttopia’s evening entertainment.

Every week
– Concerts : Gypsy jazz or folk rock? There is something for everyone!
– Shows : miming, theatre performances, magic shows…. Adults and children will all be enthralled.
– And lots of other surprises too : local produce discovery evenings, open-air films, games…

NATURE AND RURAL HERITAGE THROUGHOUT THE SEASONS

Serre-Ponçon, with its immense lake and the surrounding Alps, is an exceptional natural setting to enjoy whatever the season, and whatever your taste.

Lakeside walks

Around the lake there are walks for all levels, including a 3 hour 30 minute route starting at the campsite and climbing up the the village of St Vincent Les Forts. Climb up to the fort and, from the top of its Vauban Tower, you can take in the beauty of the landscape with the 360° view of the lake.

Water sports on the lake or in the air

At Serre-Ponçon, thrill seekers will be delighted by the vast array of sports on offer. Hand gliding and rafting are extremely popular on site due to the great reputation of the beauty spots: taking off from St Vincent and descending the legendary Ubaye river are just a couple of the must-do events. Of course, a wide range of activities are available for all levels, from paddle-boarding to canoeing, as well as a microlight flight over the lake. Simply unforgettable.

Bicycle rides

Whether with the family or seasoned pros, a wide range of routes are on offer to head off and discover the surrounding cycle routes. And if the mountain slopes are too steep, take any one of the 14 electrical mountain-bike tracks. And fear not, you can rent an electric mountain bike on the campsite!

Water sports on the lake or in the air

At Serre-Ponçon, thrill seekers will be delighted by the vast array of sports on offer. Hand gliding and rafting are extremely popular on site due to the great reputation of the beauty spots: taking off from St Vincent and descending the legendary Ubaye river are just a couple of the must-do events. Of course, a wide range of activities are available for all levels, from paddle-boarding to canoeing, as well as a microlight flight over the lake. Simply unforgettable.

Bicycle rides

Whether with the family or seasoned pros, a wide range of routes are on offer to head off and discover the surrounding cycle routes. And if the mountain slopes are too steep, take any one of the 14 electrical mountain-bike tracks. And fear not, you can rent an electric mountain bike on the campsite!

Boat trips

Just under 500 metres from the campsite, you can book a day-trip or afternoon-trip on any one of the La Perle Noire boats. Cast off with our Skipper Olivier, for a guided tour on the lake with a platter of local products and quick dip in a creek included!

ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN BIKES

Explore the different banks of the lake in total freedom with our electric mountain bikes available at the Huttopia Campsite at Serre-Ponçon Lake. In the mud, on the sand or a steep climb, you’ll be unstoppable!
Available for hire for a day or half-day, for the entire season.

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CHILDREN’S PARADISE

Ideas of children’s activities!

Playground

The campsite play area at the Place du Village is the ideal place for youngsters! Climbing, jumping, running or sliding… Children can have fun and enjoy thrills together.

Paddling pool

A real must with toddlers! Paddle about with your child in complete safety while the weather is still warm.

Aqua-Splash

Directly on the campsite, the Aqua-Splash water park is a gigantic water play area for kids, with slides and inflatable climbing walls. Once a week, our partner has a special offer price!

Paddling pool

A real must with toddlers! Paddle about with your child in complete safety while the weather is still warm.

Aqua-Splash

Directly on the campsite, the Aqua-Splash water park is a gigantic water play area for kids, with slides and inflatable climbing walls. Once a week, our partner has a special offer price!

The Nature Activity Book

Discover the nature through the pages of this Activity Book. An opportunity for special bonding time between parents and children!

SUMMER KIDS FUN SESSIONS

On summer mornings (6 days a week), the Kids Fun sessions at Huttopia Lac de Serre-Ponçon are paradise for children ages 5 to 12. Kids can enjoy outdoor activities, have wonderful adventures, discover the nature and make new friends!

SPORT AND LEISURE ON SITE

At the Huttopia Campsite at Serre-Ponçon Lake, a host of leisure activities are on offer:

Volley ball

Playground

Pétanque court

Water sports (paddle-boards, canoes, pedalos, boats, etc.)

… you’ll never run out of things to do!

AND WHAT CAN WE DO IF IT RAINS?

Thanks to its exceptional levels of sunshine of over 300 days per year, it is incredibly rare to have bad weather in Serre-Ponçon.
But, on those rare chances of being surprised by the rain, take a break from your sports activities and meet up with family or friends for an afternoon of board games.
And if you simply can’t help yourself, come and visit the Muséoscope which is a living museum of the history of the lake, the dam and the villages swallowed whole: a cultural outing well worth a visit!

A UNIQUE REGION TO DISCOVER...

The wonders of the Southern Alps

Serre-Ponçon, its famous lake, rafts and mountains.

 

Sitting at an altitude of 800m, the Serre-Ponçon Lake spans two regions, on the border between the Alps of Haute-Provence and the Hautes-Alpes, and is just a stone’s throw from Les Ecrins National Park with its Hiking Trails.

As the outlet to the powerful Ubaye and Durance rivers, this large-scale lake is impressive thanks to its sheer size and fluorescent blue colour. Reminiscent of a piece of the ocean caught between the mountains!
The surrounding mountains form a genuine enclave around the lake; the banks are still wild and untouched since only 13km of the 80km of the lake’s banks have been redeveloped. Serre-Ponçon Lake is a real jewel of nature.

Les Demoiselles Coiffées

27 km

Les Demoiselles Coiffées is a genuine unique natural phenomenon created by spectacular hanging rock formations, carved out by rain and flood water erosion. These rock formations are recognisable due to their chimney-like shape, which can be admired from the surrounding Sauze-Du-Lac or Théus.

Barcelonnette

50 km

Known for its villas and Mexican fiestas, Barcelonnette was, just a few centuries ago, a very poor town where some of the residents fled to Mexico to work in the gold mines and make their fortune. The colonial spirit reigns in this town where the immense villas are intriguing and bear testimony to the landscape. A must see!

Embrun

45 km

Take a day to stroll along the lake’s banks and visit Embrun, on the northern bank, nicknamed the “Nice of the Alpes” for its clement climate. The small winding streets with colourful façades in this Medieval village are extremely pleasant. And be sure not to miss out on a visit to the Notre-Dame de Réal Cathedral, the largest religious construction in the French Alps, which has earned Embrun the classification of a Town and Country of Art and History.

The Pic de Morgon

40 km

The legendary Grand Mordon Mountain in Serre-Ponçon has the most breathtaking panoramic view from which to admire the lake. This can be accessed by a magnificent hike, which is a must-do in the region, and punctuated by the changing scenery captivating every step of the way. A must-do for walking lovers!

Le Parcours des Fées

60 km

This 2 hour walk allows you to take in around twenty works of art nestled in the heart of nature. Each year, five artists are invited to create new works of art directly on the site. This open-air exhibit offers a real moment of poetry in the mountains, and is ideal for a family visit throughout the summer.

The Chapelle St-Michel et its small island

40 km

Arguably the most photographed monument in Serre-Ponçon, the chapel overlooks the lake, having been spared by the risking water from the dam. Today, the headland has become a small island, serving as a memory of the past, which can be admired in all its beauty during a boat trip on the lake.

ALL SORTS OF ACTIVITIES ESPECIALLY FOR FAMILIES

What can you do in the region with children (and grown ups)? Here are just a few trip ideas to enjoy around the Huttopia Campsite at Serre-Ponçon Lake.

Apiland, the Honey Museum

Head off and learn all about the fascinating world of pollinating bees during a visit to Apiland, the honey factory and establishment fully dedicated to bee-keeping in Rousset, just a 20 minute drive away.

Serre-Ponçon Animal Park

Delight the children with a trip to meet the animals of the Alps at Le Sauze-du-Lac. Enjoy a front row seat with the whole family and watch the birds of prey, foxes and ground hogs, and enjoy a game of recognising the footprints of the animals in fun-filled workshops.

Bel’Âne Educational Farm

Just 30 minutes from the campsite, in Belaffaire, Bel’Âne Farm allows you to visit its farm of miniature donkeys. Children will love to meet, stroke and brush these friendly and affectionate companions during a special moment.

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