Embrun and the Tour de France are inseparable! Embrun is regularly one of the cities along which the Tour caravan passes! Not surprising that many visitors from our campsite come to see the finest cycling race in the world! Contador, Evans, the Schleck brothers can be seen from near the campsite!


Camping les Tourelles is surrounded by the most famous summits of the Tour de France: col de l'Izoard, Lautaret, Galibier and La Bonnette.

Many famous cyclists have trained hard for this and many of our visitors test their climbing ability here!


Michel -owner of the site- is a big cycling fan, he can give you information about the Tour de France in and around Embrun.





Embrun is at 870 meters altitude and is a small town between Gap and Briançon.Embrun has about 7000 inhabitants, and is near the largest reservoir the lac de Serre-Ponçon. Embrun is only 5 minutes walk from the campsite.
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In the heart of the Hautes-Alpes is the sunlit lake Serre Ponçon. The lake covers an area of 3000 ha and is the largest reservoir in Europe. The dam (built from 1955 to 1961) , where the rivers Durance and Ubaye come together, is 124 m high and 630 m wide.
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