A timeless vestige

A vestige saved from the filling of Lake Serre-Ponçon,
the Chapel St Michel, can be seen from the Camping Sunêlia La Presqu'île .
Built around the 12th century on a small hill in the Durance valley, the chapel was destroyed in 1692 by the troops of the Duke of Savoy, Victor-Amédée II. Towards the end of the 17th century, it was rebuilt and became a place of pilgrimage for the parishioners of Chorges and Prunières (Saint-Michel festival on 29 September).
In 2023, work was carried out to renovate the site's lighting to better showcase this exceptional heritage.

Did you know?

In winter, when the lake is at its lowest,
the chapel is accessible on foot from the banks of the Camping Sunêlia La Presqu'île.
A footpath leads from the car park just before the campsite entrance.