What to do in Chorges in the Hautes Alpes?
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A UNIQUE REGION THAT WILL SEDUCE YOU
This city is located between Provence and the Northern Alps. It's a lovely place in the middle of nature.
The French Hautes-Alpes is a nice place to relax in the Provençal and mountainous climate. This town benefits from a unique location which allows you to explore the Mediterranean and Alpine influences. This is the ideal climate for family holidays in nature. Your children will enjoy the variety of activities offered inside and outside the village.
CHORGES VILLAGE IN THE HAUTES-ALPES
The village of Chorges, located in the middle of the Hautes-Alpes department in the region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, is located on theive of the Serre-Poncon lake. It is home to 2,849 inhabitants, the Caturigesand extends over more than 5000 hectares.
Chorges is classified as a village Etape or a green station. Its altitude varies from 825 m to over 2000 m with the summits Pousterle (2056m), Piolit, and Chabrieres that house extraordinary natural sites.
Chorges is located halfway between Gap and Embrun. It is located at crossroads of the lake and the mountain. It is strongly oriented towards the tourism which is the the main economic activity of the municipality.
THE LAKE OF SERRE-PONÇON
The Serre-Ponçon lake, located in the small village of Chorges, is the main asset of the commune of Chorges.
It almost looks like a small oceanbordered by the Alps. The lake of Serre-Ponçon is a mountain sea with turquoise waters and creeks wild.
Serre-Ponçon, with its many beaches and its nautical centres around the lake, is like a small Mediterranean port.
Who would have thought that the dam, built in the middle of the 20th century to control the Durance, would allow the creation of this unique station in the heart of the Alps. This 28 km² lake is today the most popular tourist attraction in the Hautes-Alpes. It is also the largest artificial lake in France and the largest earth dam in Europe.
You will never tire of seeing the beauty of this jewel of the Southern Alps, whatever the season.
THE ECRINS NATIONAL PARK
The Ecrins National Park stretches from its shores to the highest peaks at almost 3000m. It is one of more beautiful parks Alpine Guides of France. It houses several lakes (Lac Brun, Lac de l'hivernet and Lac du Crachet), waterfallsthe Reallon, of the Razis, of the mountain pasturesand is always accompanied by the lake of Serre-Ponçon.
The park offers numerous hiking possibilities. The shores of the lake offer many opportunities for hiking. Theac of Saint-ApollinaireIt is worth a visit. It deserves at least a half-day visit.
You can practice all outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, horse riding and many others in the Hautes-Alpes.
TOWNS AND VILLAGES
Chorges is a small village in the region of Serre Ponçon.
You must visit Embrun, Gap and other places during your stay at the Ecrin du Lac.
Nicknamed the "Nice of the Alps", Embrun can be described as a fortress city sitting on its rock. This small town is rich in history and deserves a long visit to explore the maze of pedestrian streets, the pastel-coloured facades or more vivid ones, the shady squares with their many waterfalls, and the cathedral of Embrun, Notre-Dame du Real. This marvel of Gothic art has been classified as a historic monument.
Gap is a a city not to be missed on the Route Napoléon from Grenoble to the Mediterranean. You can walk through its large pedestrian areas, visit his museum or eat in one of its many restaurants.
This beautiful little town is well worth a visit. It is a beautiful placeWith its breathtaking mountain scenery, it attracts people with the beauty of its streets, monuments and other unusual places.