Chorges - Lac de Serre-Ponçon
Your 3-star Vacances Bleues Club - Southern Alps
Lush greenery beside Lake Serre-Ponçon
With Lake Serre-Ponçon in the background and mountain chains stretching into the distance, landscapes are a permanent invitation for activity. All the facilities are here – heated covered swimming pool with a solarium, sauna and steam room, fitness room, tennis courts, exercising activities, sports competitions, excursions by car, on foot, or mountain-biking for the most active. A number of exciting activities are available throughout the year, from the Argentine tango to the salsa, from gentle or lengthy rambles to magic and cinema for the children.
- 89 rooms (with half-board or full-board)
- 15 apartments for 5 to 6 people
- Fitness suite with heated indoor swimming-pool, sauna, steam room, solarium and excercise gym
- 1 lounge bar with fireplace
- 1 restaurant with terrace
- Children’s club aged 3 to 17 years of age open throughout the school holidays.
The Spirit of the Place
There are breath-taking views all around, from the solarium or the terrace, you can seek the mountain range of Montagne Piolit-Pic de Chabrières, named a Special Nature Site for 2000. It is paradise for those who just want to enjoy the view, but a real playground for lovers of rambles in summer and snow-shoe hikes in winter.
At the club everything has been thought of!
With a supplement
An “Art Included” club at Lac de Serre-Ponçon
Landscapes, animals or abstract compositions, it is at Serre-du-Villard that you will discover the very original work of Jean-Marc Haroutiounian, a painter who become – a musician!
For this most unusual painter, art is first and foremost a matter of relationships between beings. Whether painting or playing base guitar, the main thing for him is to share and communicate with others; and if he chose today to give up painting so as to devote himself to music and acting (which he has done alongside Florent Pagny, Michel Sardou and Céline Dion) it is with the same energy and the same ideal. All of his work, which entered the Vacances Bleues collection in the years 1980-90 is now assembled at Serre-du-Villard.
Your 3-star Club in the Southern Alps
In its natural setting, Serre du Villard is a haven of peace that will re-energise and revive you. This hymn to nature is echoed in the paintings of Jean-Marc Haroutiounian, that are exhibited in the Club and that feature landscapes, animals and abstract compositions – a collection not to be missed.
89 rooms for between 1 and 6 people (30 of them communicating) with a panoramic view over the mountains and the park.
Many family rooms have separate bedrooms for parents and children.
Three double rooms are suitable for people with reduced mobility (separate toilet and step-free shower).
The building has a lift.
15 apartments for 5 to 6 people with an area of 45 m² with a view… and terrace or balcony with garden furniture. Catering is an option. Free access to the Children’s Clubs.
Six-person apartment (including two children)
Enjoy a light and inventive cuisine depending on the season, created by our chef, served in the elegant surroundings of our “Le Morgon” restaurant or on the terrace as soon as the weather is fine. The chef offers you family and traditional cuisine that takes account of young and old alike.
Flavours: the pleasures of eating well!
With a half-board package, mealtimes are always pleasurable, and if one can combine deliciousness and well-being, it’s even better. Follow “a nod to pleasure & shape” in our appetiser buffets and get the best out of our varied and balanced menus.
Look for the labels, they will guide you in your choice of dishes. All you have to do is eat!
Breakfast 7.30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
All-you-can eat buffet
Lunch Midday - 1.30 p.m.
All-you-can eat buffet
Dinner 7 p.m. - 8h30.p.m.
All-you-can eat buffet
- “La Montagnette” Restaurant: reblochonnade, raclette, tartiflette and pierrade (local specialities, with a supplement). To be reserved at reception (maximum 20 pers.)
- In summer: meals on the terrace, picnics and barbecues in the mountains or on the banks of Lake Serre-Ponçon.
Bar opening on to the terrace seven days a week from 11.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. (except in the summer from 11.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m.)
Cheers ! See you at the bar
NEW IN 2017 : Opt for our "Unlimited Drinks" option during school breaks !
- At the restaurant : during meals, red, rosé or white wine carafe
- At the bar : (depends on opening hours) : soda, draught beer, aperitif (kir, aniseed-flavoured alcohol, and regional alcohol), hot drinks, detox drinks, sparkling water...
- For children : Fruit syrup, soda, hot drinks, ice-creams, snacks...
- Alcohol abuse is dangerous for health, please drink responsibly
Free access to facilities
The plus services *
In winter, opt for a family skiing holiday at knock-down prices! If you want to enjoy winter sports while relaxing in a spacious environment far from the noisy activity of the slopes we suggest accompanying your children for skiing lessons at Reallon.
You can ski or simply relax: it’s up to you to choose, we take care of everything!
For your holidays at Serre-Ponçon, all of the children’s clubs are open during the school holidays.
Clubs for children and teenagers from 1 to under 17 years of age. Sports and a variety of activities adapted to the age of your children: sports matches, team games, arts and crafts and more. The teenagers organize their own day with team-leaders, with a programme suited to every taste in a dedicated space.
Children’s Clubs : 3 to 17 year-old inclusive
- 3 to 6 years old : The P'tits Nosors
Discovering the surroundings, nature walks, play & learn, preparing for a performance at the end of the stay (singing, dancing, costumes).
- 7 to 10 years old : The Castors
Games for exploring the region, sporting competition, preparing for a performance and creative workshops with crafts and creating costumes depending on the theme chosen for the week.
- 11 to 13 years old : The Juniors
Sport has the place of honour with lots of sporting competition. Land and water Olympics, treasure hunts and more.
- 14 to 17 years old : "Teens World"!
The teens organise their own day with the help of team-leaders. There are snow-shoe hikes, football and volleyball matches, a performance will be rehearsed with dances and sketches... The programme is arranged by and for adolescents in area that is all their own.
Holidays ... a souvenir factory that makes your children grow!
In all the Vacances Bleues clubs, there are many opportunities for discovery and sharing of highlights for your children: shows, dances, festive snacks, great games where children, parents and grandparents team up ... Because we know That holidays are moments of family sharing, transmission and exchange, we design the clubs with the aim of bringing together the different generations of the family.
NEW : Bloubi, the mascot Vacances Bleues gives you appointments every day for highlights:
- Challenge BLOUBI: a game of collective address.
- VB FAMILY: A family activity that brings together small and large: Olympics, orienteering ...
- BLOUBI party: Every evening, go on the dance floor with the entertainers!
- BLOUBI awards: At the end of the stay, the graduation with a photo session and a dedication of Bloubi.
The Vacances Bleues +: mini prices for your little ones!
- Free all year for the under twos.
- 50% discount on the adult rate for 2 to - 6
- 25% discount on the adult rate for 6 to -12
- 10% discount on the adult rate for 12 to -15 during jully and august
- 50% off for one child or the 2nd goes free during school holidays in winter, spring and All Saints.
Themed Holidays for children
School Holidays at Christmas and February Half-term
Skiing lessons* (6-17 years of age)
The children who are enrolled in the children’s clubs will be accompanied by a team-leader in a free shuttle bus to the French Ski School at the Réallon, which gives them the title of “Little Moutaineers”. Stars will ve awarded every Friday!
*With a supplement
Cut ! Roll, Action !
Easter Holidays : become a magician
Magic in the air !
Snow-shoes in the High Alps !
Explore this magnificent region through snow-shoe hikes in a friendly atmosphere, accompanied by specialists. Without using any special technique, you can move confidently over the snow and discover the mountains from a different perspective, far from the agitation of the ski runs! For each excursion, your guides will show you a different destination: the Col Bayard, Crévoux, the Réallon Valley (depending on the depth of snow)…In the mornings and upon return from your excursions, you can enjoy the activities in the fitness centre of the club-hotel.
Adults at all levels.
- From 02 January to 18 mars 2017. Registration: included in your rate (excluding equipment hire).
Botanic hiking tours
Our hiking excursions will help you explore the landscape, culture and gastronomy of the region with each passing day. Hikes of three to six hours over two days and two half-days.
From 13 to 27 may 2017, from 3 au 17 june and from 9 au 23 september - €35/person.
For those who love being pampered, the club’s fitness area welcomes you for your holidays at Serre-Ponçon to help you restore your energy: gentle gym, aquagym, sophrology, do-in (a self-massaging technique of the acupuncture points on the feet), swimming in the indoor heated pool... (Aquabike: €10 for 45 minutes to be reserved on-site )
Five days of a health cure and discovering well-known alternative medicines. Morning: mild and toning gym or muscle-toning, aquagym, yoga or sophrology, self-massage.
Afternoon: ramble or excursion then stretching, relaxation, talks. A day at the Monêtier Baths in Serre-Chevalier (as an option, with a supplement).
- From 21 January to 4 february and from 30 september to 14 october 2017. Registration: €35 per person.
I adoooooore… activity-filled days
“Rambles around the lake, a few lengths in the heated swimming pool then a sauna, I call that a good day! And it’s nothing compared to tomorrow when there will be a sophrology session in the early morning, beginners’ mountain-biking with a break to visit the craftsmen in the district and the mountain villages while the little ones put the finishing touches to their evening performance in the Club”.
At an altitude of 800 m, in the heart of the Southern Alps, your club and your accommodation at Serre-du-Villard invite you to spend a well-being rest in the mountains. The site is exceptional, close to Embrun and Serre Ponçon Lake, close to nature, sport and health!
At the Kiosk, they’ll tell you EVERYTHING
The Club’s Kiosk provides you with information about excursions, walks and unmissable events in the region.
Every week, the kiosk will suggest ways of exploring the region through full day or half-day excursions*: these include visits to Embruns, the Lake Muséoscope, The Sundial Route, Gap, Briançon and more.
*with a supplement.
Exploring and Visiting
From our Three-star Serre-du-Villard Club, you will be ideally placed to discover the mountain region of Embrun and the Southern Alps in general.
The Embrun region:
The town of Embrun overlooks Lake Serre-Ponçon and offers you delightful walks between the lake and the mountains, ending in its maze of ancient streets. For lovers of nature and the open air, you should be aware that Serre-du-Villard lies at the foot of the Écrins National Park. Finally, not far from Embrun, explore Savines, a village that was entirely reconstructed when the dam was constructed.
Lake Serre Ponçon:
Discover the largest stretch of open water in France, fed from the High Alps by the river Durance and from the Alpes de Haute-Provence by the Ubaye. The Provençal climate, the local facilities and the purest water make Lake Serre-Ponçon into a little paradise where you can practise every type of water sports, not forgetting fishing.
The Southern Alps:
There are so many unique places to visit, including Barcelonette, the Mexican city, the Queyras Valley with the magnificent gorges of Guil and St-Véran, Gap, Briançon, the famous peaks of Lautaret, Izoard and Galibier.
Three resorts are accessible from the club, all benefiting from abundant winter shown and lovely sunny days:
Reallon – Southern Alps (20 minutes away, altitude 1560 to 2135 m)
A family village resort with 30 km of very varied Alpine ski runs at the gates of the Ecrins National Park, 25 km of cross-country skiing runs, 12 ha of artificial snow and various signposted paths for snowshoe walking. The resort with its north-eastern aspect guarantees good snowfall. Equipment hire and French Ski School courses on the nursery slopes.
Special offer: during the February holidays, a free shuttle runs several times a day, linking Serre-du-Villard to the nursery slopes of Réallon.
Ancelle – Southern Alps (30 minutes away, altitude 1340 to 1807 m)
A family resort, 19 Alpine ski runs and 30 km of cross-country skiing runs.
Les Orres – Southern Alps (40 minutes away, altitude 1650 à 2720 m)
88 km of Alpine ski runs, snow park, beginners’ skiing area, 40 km of cross-country ski runs, signposted paths for walks in snow-shoes. The high standard makes it ideal for experienced skiers.
From April to late November
Hiking and Rambling
In the Ecrins National Park or around Serre-Ponçon Lake there are numerous signposted paths for every level that will enable you to discover the multiple treasures that the region has to offer.
The new biking area in the Vallées du Gapençais of the Southern Alps offers more than 800 km of varied mountain biking routes at between 500 and 2000 m altitude.
Starting in April, mountain bike rental and two guided excursions per week from the club.
Various organised instruction (sailing, catamarans, optimists, sailboarding, caravelle, etc.) in summer on Serre-Ponçon Lake.
As well as...
For lovers of high excitement, mountain-climbing, via ferrata, paragliding, parachuting, rock-climbing, plane or helicopter rides, canoeing, kayaking, white-water rafting and more.
Telephone : +33 4 92 55 57 00
By road (recommended)
In the direction of Embrun Briançon. RN94 to Chorges then in the direction of the Serre-Ponçon Dam (D3).
Direct night train Paris-Chorges. In the daytime: TGV train to Valence then train to Chorges. From the south: there is a Marseille-Chorges train morning and afternoon.
Reception Opening Hours
Reception is open seven days a week, 2from 7.15 am to 08.45 pm
Arrivals: from 5.00 p.m.
Departures: before 10.00 a.m.
Tel : +33(0)4 92 55 57 00
Email : email@example.com
• Deposit: € 250 (for holiday lets).
• The club can arrange transfers from the Chorges Railway Station (contact the hotel directly at least 15 days before your stay).
• Pets only permitted in the apartments: € 5 per pet per day (not admitted into the restaurant)
- OUR PRICE INCLUDED
HALF-BOARD PACKAGE :
Accommodation 7 days / 7 nights (except special stays) in half board (dinner), entertainment for children and adults at designated times, access to the sports facilities of the club, daily cleaning. Visitor's tax and beverages not included.
Full board: 15 € / night, Pets: 5 € / night, Unlimited drinks (school holidays): 77 € / adult and 42 € / -15 years old.
STAY À LA CARTE :
Weekend, short stay of a few nights ... Arrival possible every day of the week According to availability.
Accommodation 7 days / 7 nights (except special stays), towels and house linen, cleaning kit, entertainment for children and adults during the periods indicated, access to the sports facilities of the club. City tax not included.
End of stay cleaning 77 € / apartment, Pets: 5 € / night
Single room: supplement of 15 to 38,50 € / night depending on the season
Stay FREE for the first child of -12 years accommodated with 2 adults in triple or quadruple room
FREE all year for -2 years.
-50% on adult rate for 2 to 5 years
-25% on the adult rate for 6 to 11 years
-10% on adult rate for 12 to 14 year olds
For children from 3 months to 3 years old, 112 € for 6 half-days of 3 hours (book at registration).
- NEWS IN 2017
-20% FOR 2 WEEKS minimum all year.
- All-inclusive drinks and all-inclusive option during the school holidays:
- Children's drinks package 2 to 14 years: 6 € / day
- Adult drinks package: 11 € / day
- At the restaurant: at the time of the meal, carafe of red, rosé or white wine.
- At the bar (depending on opening hours): sodas, draft beers, aperitifs (kir, aniseed and regional alcohol), hot drinks, natural detox drinks, sparkling water ...
- For children: syrups, sodas, hot drinks, ice cream, snacks ...
Alcohol abuse is dangerous for health. To consume with moderation.
Our offers of the moment
Our prices include :
- HALF-BOARD PACKAGE
Seven days and seven nights accommodation from Saturday to Saturday (except for special breaks) with half-board (dinner), children’s entertainment (3 – 17 years) and adult entertainment for the periods indicated, access to the club’s sports facilities, daily housekeeping. City tax and drinks not included.
Option : Pets: € 5 per night.
- STAYING À LA CARTE
Week-ends and short stays of a few nights are from € 46 per person per night. Arrival possible any day of the week, subject to availability.
- RENTAL FORMULA
Seven days and seven nights accommodation from Saturday to Saturday (except for special breaks), towels and sheets, cleaning equipment, children’s and adult entertainment (3-17 years) during the periods indicated, access to the club’s sporting facilities. City tax not included.
Options: Cleaning at the end of the stay: € 77 per apartment. Pets: €5 per night.