Tourism in the Hautes-Alpes
Discover Serres, an Exciting Town in the Hautes-Alpes
Welcome to Serres, a vibrant medieval town in the Hautes-Alpes department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of France. The town is part of the Baronnies Provençales Regional Natural Park, created in 2015.
Serres is a very picturesque village with a church, city hall, and clock tower. It’s definitely worth making a stop during your stay at our 3-star campsite Les 2 Soleils! Nestled against La Pignolette rock, the village overlooks the Buëch river that winds through the valley. The villagers say the town is Sisteron’s little sister. The only thing missing is the citadel, destroyed by Richelieu in 1633.
Head to the market on Saturday morning to try local products such as tourtons, goat cheese, and honey. It takes about 45 minutes to walk through the medieval village. Head to the tourist office for information where our charming hostesses will be happy to assist you.
You will be 1.5 km from downtown at our Serres campsite.
Sisteron, right by the campsite
You will love taking the little Citadel train in the summer, which will pick you up from the campsite and take you to explore the town of Sisteron, called the pearl of the Haute-Provence. The best view of the old town and the river banks is from the Citadel’s terrace. You can wander down the little streets downtown, shop at the many boutiques and try one of our regional specialties. Learn more about Sisteron.
Other Must-See sites and villages During Your Stay in the Hautes-Alpes
During your stay at Les 2 Soleils, you can explore many beautiful places near the campsite:
- Laragne Montéglin has a beautiful Provençal market on Thursday mornings
- Orpierre and its cliffs are among the top 10 climbing sites in France, and there are routes to suit all levels of climber. Of course, with over 600 routes…
- Rosans, in its green Provencal setting, with its cobbled streets, covered passageways, religious buildings, fountains, wash-houses and beautiful houses with ornate doors. Follow the rose trail to discover the village. The Chemin des Roses booklet, available from the Rosans Tourist Office, guides you through the medieval village.
- The Méouge Gorges, where the turquoise river cascades down deep, verdant gorges, where the water forms pools and slides that invite you to play and swim. A marvel of the Hautes-Alpes, the gorges de la Méouge are a biological reserve and have been designated a Natura 2000 site. So if you’re a nature lover, you’ll find much more than just a magnificent swimming spot. Discover them on foot, on horseback or by bike, or take to the skies in a hang-glider, paramotor or even a paraglider!
- The avant-garde village of Veynes, a former railway town whose heritage can be discovered as you wander through its narrow streets and visit its Ecomusée du Cheminot Veynois. After the visit, you can cool off at the lake or take your children to the tree climbing. It’s on your way home!