La Bréole

Departement of the Alpes de Haute Provence - Pop.: 350 inh.

puce On the bank of Serre-Ponçon lake on the D900, after the St Jean pass, on the left via the D900B for 8 km (near the Serre-Ponçon dam).
La Breole, bell tower
La Bréole is known for the siege of its chateau by the Catholics in 1586 during the wars of religion.

These days it is no more than a modest and peaceful village overlooked by a church with a square bell tower.

It is located on a enchanting site overlooking the Serre-Ponçon lake, on which it has a pier. The mountain air here is remarkably pure.

La Breole, terrace and bell-tower
You may be welcomed by the barking of dogs and birdsong, you may even meet the green-fingered Sunday gardener who is responsible for the green lawns decorated with the multi-coloured tulips.

From the pier, (that can be reached via the D57), you will be able to take boat trips or windsurf to the small sheltered peaceful coves.

La Breole, garden with view on the Serre-Poncon lake

Several craftsmen working in wrought iron, earthenware and leather have settled in La Bréole, as well as a sculptor.

Here you can also purchase organic produce, goat's cheese on the farm and even a beautiful locally created mohair pull-over !


puce What to see:

The Church of Charamel dated 1617.
A "discover the Château" trail.
The dazzling illumination (fireworks) of the village bell tower on 15th August.


puce Leisure activities:

Cross-country skiing in particular at Saint Jean Montclar.
Hiking and horse trekking.
Boating, Jet skiing, windsurfing and sailing on Serre-Ponçon lake.
Heated swimming pool.


puce Accommodation:

Bed and breakfast
1 Holiday village.
Numerous rural gites.


puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Saint Vincent les Forts (8 km), Le Lauzet Ubaye (15 km).