The lakes of the Hautes-Alpes
The Hautes-Alpes have many lakes and bodies of water of all sizes in the high or medium mountains. Some offer water sports, such as the Serre-Ponçon lake. The fish-rich waters of some lakes enchant fishermen Torrents and lakes are home to a rich biodiversity: dragonflies, eels, trout, breams, carp or rotengles, batrachians, birds…
The passes of the Southern French Alps
In the Southern French Alps, you can discover some of the passes that are featured in the Tour de France. These include the Galibier pass, the Izoard pass, the Lautaret pass, the Bonette pass in the Alpes-Maritimes (2715 meters), the Agnel pass in the Queyras regional park (2744 meters), the Lombarde pass on the border between Italy and France, the Vars pass (2111 meters) between Alpes-de Haute-Provence and Hautes-Alpes or the Champs pass (altitude 2089 meters) between the Var and Verdon valleys.