La Motte Flottante
Terroir and culture

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Enjoy our Terroir and CultureAt the Motte Flottante campsite

At La Motte Flottante you’ll find a number of historic sites to visit, as well as more recent sites such as the Serre-Ponçon dam and many others. Budding historians and bon vivants will be thrilled.

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Discover the history of our département

historiCAL AND culturAl LOCATIONs In THe Hautes-Alpes :

  • Fort Queyras
  • Briançon and its Vauban fortifications (forts Dauphin, Salettes, Trois Têtes, Randouillet, with an underground passageway between Fort Randouillet and Fort des Trois Têtes), the Asfeld bridge above the Durance gorges
  • Castle of Picomtal and Abbey of Boscodon (south of Savines and of the lake of Serre-Ponçon)
  • Tallard Castle
  • Citadel of Sisteron
  • Silver mines in the Fournel valley (between Embrun and Briançon)
  • Lots of walks, near and far, will take you to deserted villages that testify to the intense human occupation of the area for long centuries.

A covered passage connecting the forts of Randouillet to that of Trois Têtes L’abbaye.

traditionAl FOOD :

  • Champoléon
  • Mountain honey
  • Tourte de taillons (potato pie with bacon, cream and cheese)
  • Genepi and mountain wines
  • Mountain mousses
  • Jus d’argousier (sea-buckthorn juice)
  • Sisteron lamb
  • Donkey’s ears (wild spinach gratin)
  • Local apples
  • Cachaille cheese
  • Pieds paquets (local preparation of pig’s trotters)
  • Devil’s Kiss cocktail
  • Champsaur dried fruit tart
  • Birch sap
  • Frosted apples