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Savines-le-Lac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Savines-le-Lac in Hautes-Alpes

Photo is of Lake Serre-Poncon at 4 km from Savines-le-Lac

Visit Savines-le-Lac: highlights and tourist information

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Savines-le-Lac is situated in the Hautes-Alpes department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Attractions in Savines-le-Lac

Among many beautiful Alpine lakes we mention the Lac de Serre-Poncon because of its spectacular setting and wide range of leisure activities: Lake Serre-Poncon

Popular places to visit nearby include Lake Serre-Poncon at 4 km and Embrun at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Savines-le-Lac, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Savines-le-Lac in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 4 km (direction west)

Among many beautiful Alpine lakes we mention the Lac de...

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide


at 9 km (direction east-north-east)

The historic centre of Embrun is usually visited at...

See Embrun guide


at 20 km (direction south-south-west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

In the mountain village of Seyne you can see various...

See Seyne-les-Alpes guide


at 24 km (direction north-east)

The fortified mountain town of Briancon, one of the highest...

See Mont-Dauphin guide


at 25 km (direction east-south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

Barcelonnette has an attractive town centre, and also a good...

See Barcelonnette guide


at 26 km (direction west)

Not a major tourist destination, in Gap we suggest you take...

See Gap guide
Vallee de l'Ubaye

Vallee de l'Ubaye

Scenery at 29 km (direction east-south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

Starting near the Lac de Poncon, the Vallée de l'Ubaye...

See Vallee de l'Ubaye guide


at 32 km (direction north-north-east)

The silver mines in L'Argentiere la Bessée, very active...

See L'Argentiere-la-Bessee guide
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 36 km (direction north-west)

The valley of Valgaudemar is one of many picturesque natural highlughts in...

See Valgaudemar Valley guide


at 42 km (direction south-south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

In the mountain village of Colmars highlights include the...

See Colmars-les-Alpes guide
Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 44 km (direction south-south-east), in the Isere department

Ecrins National Park is a very popular and very scenic...

See Ecrins National Park guide


Ski resort at 46 km (direction north-north-east)

The town of Briancon is best known for its extensive...

See Briancon guide


Church at 48 km (direction west-north-west), in the Isere department

The church and mountainous setting of Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette are the second...

See Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette guide


at 50 km (direction south-south-west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

As well as being a spa town, the medieval centre of...

See Digne-les-Bains guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Hautes-Alpes

Map of places to visit near Savines-le-Lac


Markets in and near Savines-le-Lac

  • Embrun: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (7km)
  • Embrun: market Saturday (7km)
  • Chorges: market Sunday (10km)
  • Montclar: market Sunday - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Seyne: market Tuesday & Friday (20km)
  • Guillestre: market Monday (24km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Monday all day - seasonal market only (25km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Gap: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Thursday - seasonal market only (31km)

More information about Savines-le-Lac, Provence

Tourist attractions near Savines-le-Lac, France

What to do at Savines-le-Lac? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Savines-le-Lac.

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (24km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Queyras (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine de Charance (28km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Serre-Poncon (4km)
  • Source - Verdon (25km)
  • Col d'Allos (30km)
  • Clue de Barles (34km)
  • Col de la Bonette (39km)
  • Col de la Cayolle (40km)
  • Lac d'Allos (41km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Poligny (34km)

Geography and distances

Savines-le-Lac is in the south-east of France at 26 kilometres from Gap, the department capital (general information: Savines-le-Lac is 572 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Savines-le-Lac

Canton: Savines-le-Lac

Arrondissement: Gap

Department: Hautes-Alpes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Savines-le-Lac

from Gap (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 572 km

from Calais: 791 km

from Nice: 115 km

from Bordeaux: 553 km

from Strasbourg: 463 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Nice, Lyon or Grenoble airports. By car from the UK allow about 10 hours for the journey from Calais to here. For driving distances to Savines-le-Lac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Crots, Pontis, Prunieres, Puy-Saint-Eusebe, Puy-Sanieres and Saint-Apollinaire.

This page in French: Visiter Savines-le-Lac

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