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The Picomtal Castle, located between Embrun and Serre-Ponçon Lake, was built by the Embrunais, lords alongside of the Archbishops of Embrun.
Crossing the Serre-Ponçon lake, the bridge has been labeled as XXth century heritage representing the town of Savines-le-Lac.
Located in the middle of the lake, the Chapel is the emblem of Serre-Ponçon. During the construction of the Serre-Ponçon dam in the 1960’s, the abolition of the chapel was planned, but its position on a promontory made it possible to save it.
Saint-Victor’s Church is an historical monument located in the heart of Chorges.
This parochial church of the XIVth century is dedicated to Saint Marcellin, first bishop of Embrun. Burnt down in 1962 by the troops of the Duke of Savory, its bulb bell tower, covered with slate, is unique in the region
Located in the hamlet of La Chalp, this bread oven is still used on a regular basis by the association of “Amis du pain de Crévoux” in the summertime and with the tourists during winter.
A place of remembrance and rest in memory of the 500 Spanish Rebublican refugees requisitioned by the army in 1939 to participate in renovating the road leading to the Parpaillon tunnel. Interpretive panels inside and around the cabin.
Located in a beautiful mountain setting in the Hautes-Alpes, at an altitude of 1150m, the Boscondon Abbey is a remarkable XIIth century monument.
The dam and the EDF hydroelectric power station of Serre-Ponçon : an exceptional industrial patrimony.
Located in the village of Reallon and built in the XVIth century, Saint Pedal church stands out with its remarkable bell tower.
Built between 1170 and 1220 and one of the most important religious monuments of the French Alps, the Notre-Dame of Real cathedral is truly a gem of romanesque and gothic architecture : a must see !
Beautiful roman building of the XIIIth century with its twin openings. This is where the Canons of the Embrun Cathedral Chapter would meet.
The ruins of the Reallon Fort overlook the valley.
Made by military engineering, a tunnel more than a century old sits at more than 2 600 m above sea level. It is the 4th highest pass in the French Alps. The road leading to it is not paved, but is open to public. Four-wheel-drive vehicles required.
Typical construction made with dry stone, the Saint Barbe and Saint Roch oratories are located at the exit of hameau des Méans on the road leading to Embrun and at Villard hamlet on the Gourniers road.
Admire the frescoes and the sculptures in the three chapels. All accessible to the public thanks to the booklet available to visitors and to the exhibition retracing the history of the building.
The Chanteloube bridge or the Moulettes viaduct : the unfinished railway line
Located in the heart of the French Alps, the Transfiguration Church dominates the Durance valley and presents high quality murals.