From flowery meadows to snow-capped peaks, the Gapençais has particularly varied landscapes. The mild climate allows you to discover many activities in the heart of nature: walking, cycling, paragliding, climbing… The proximity of the Durance river and the Serre-Ponçon lake gives access to a wide range of water activities such as boat trips, canoeing, water skiing, jet-skiing… Various natural sites and remarkable monuments also await you: the Demoiselles coiffées, the Sapet forest, the Pelleautier lake which is home to many birds, the Saint-Michel chapel on the Serre-Ponçon lake, the Vieux Chaillol in the Parc des Écrins…
Shrine of Our Lady of the Lake
Following the visions of Benoîte Rencurel, a shepherdess who would have seen the Virgin Mary in the middle of the 17th century, a sanctuary was built. This place of pilgrimage is composed of the basilica, Benoîte’s house, the Chapel of the Precious Blood, the Oratory of the Angel’s Pass and the statue on the promontory of Pindreau.