SERRES is located in the valley of the river Buëch, in the south of the department of Hautes-Alpes (05), between the pre-Alpes and the Haute-Provence, in the the land of thyme, rosemary and lavender fields and Petouri (local very special liquor....)
; welcome in the Provence of the southern mountains
The little village of Serres, situated between Gap and Sisteron, has about 1200 inh., The river Buëch runs through the village which is overlooked
by a rock of an unusual shape, La Pignolette (and unusual name),. Serres has preserved its church, narrow streets and beautiful medieval houses (12-13th century) (don't miss the doors).
Serres' history is very interesting. It is surrounded by mountains and countless views over the valley and the village. On Saturday mornings, there is a lively "Provence" local market.
Visit Serres with Provenceweb
and also Serres, painting by
Christian Garoute (private collec.)
(click to enlarge)
and Serres from the sky
The concerts are held in the open air theatre of La Germanette, just outside the village, on the road to Sisteron.
The open air theatre is called : Théâtre de Verdure, base de loisirs de la Germanette. As you can see, it
is a very beautiful site, between the lake and the mountains. No problem to find it : lights everywhere by night and the way to the concerts is indicated everywhere from the village. Of course, there is unlimited free parking.
The moonlight and the landscape during the concerts make them exceptional. To go there, from Serres,
follow direction Sisteron, La Germanette is on the right hand side. In case of bad weather (exceptional), the concerts will take place in the "Salle des Fêtes" of the village.
Click here to visit La Germanette and the Theâtre
de Verdure :
Serres is located between Gap and Sisteron, just
halfway, it is very easy to get there :
you can find a detailed map in La Provence
des Montagnes website
HOTELS, LOCAL INNS, CAMPING GROUNDS, ETC...
Hotels, local inns, airy camping grounds or bed and breakfast, the choice is yours. For full information, contact :
L'Office du Tourisme du Serrois :
(Serres Tourist Office)
Place du Lac 05700 Serres
tel 04 92 67 00 67
fax 04 92 67 16 16
and visit also
and the Sisteron-Buech
and also :
The association of lodgers, auberges,
of the Buëch
And have a look at our page dedicated
to our favorite places in Serres and
the Buëch valley.
With your car :
. from Grenoble (110 km) : RN75 direction Sisteron
. from Marseilles (180 km) : Motorway A51, leave at "Sisteron-nord", then RN75
. from Nîmes-Montpellier (200 km) : leave at Orange, then
direction Gap by D94
. from Lyons : 210 km, A43, then A48, direction Grenoble, and then, in Grenoble, A51, then N75
Very detailed maps :
By train :
Serres is less than 5 hours from Paris : TGV ("Gare de Lyon") to Grenoble or Valence, then TER
to the station of Veynes-Dévoluy. Serres (station) is less than 2 h 30 from Marseilles-Saint-Charles station. It is also possible to use combined formulas :
put the car (or bike) on the train as far as Avignon, then drive
to Serres through Nyons and Rosans (beautiful landscapes, olive trees, lavender fields,
nice and easy drive, no high mountains). Information and booking for trains SNCF :
Gare SNCF de Serres (Serres station)
tel. 04 92 67 00 39
Gare SNCF de Veynes Devoluy (Veynes station) tel. 04 92 58 32 46