Nature in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
From the seabed of the Mediterranean Sea to the glaciers of the Alps, southeastern France has a variety of landscapes and endemic species. It is also a great playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking, for example, is a popular activity in the Hautes-Alpes department during the summer season.
Lakes and bodies of water in the Hautes-Alpes region
In the high or medium mountains, the Hautes-Alpes are home to numerous lakes of varying sizes. Some of them offer nautical services, such as Serre-Ponçon. Hikers see them as a destination for walks. Rivers and lakes are home to a rich biodiversity: dragonflies, minnows, barbs, chub or carp, batrachians, birds…