Adrie & Mieke welcome you in 'Les Bernards'!

Hello, welcome on the website of Villa Piolit.

Villa Piolit is a vacation home located in the south of the French Alps, in Les Bernards, close to the village of Chorges. Chorges is located about halfway between Gap and Embrun close to the lake of Serre-Ponçon. Villa Piolit lies on the foothills of 'Les Aiguilles de Chabrières', at an altitude of about 900m, with a beautiful view over the lake and the surrounding mountains.

Villa Piolit, summer 2008
Villa Piolit, seen from the garden, during the summer of 2008.

Three completely furnished appartments, for 8 to 9, 6 and 2 guests are available in the Villa: 'Chabrières' (for 8 to 9 persons), 'Morgon' (for 6 persons) and 'Dormillouse' (for 2 persons). Later two more bed&breakfast rooms (Chambres d'Hôtes), for each 2 guests, will be installed and available.

Each appartment has its own terrace and/or balcony. In the garden of the Villa we install during the summer period a small swimming pool, there is a lawn to run and play and for our young visitors we've created a tree cabin.

In the Villa we have a washing machine and a freezer available for all our guests.

View on the lake of Serre-Ponçon and the Pic de Morgon (2346 m). The lake and the Pic de Morgon are visible from the garden terrace of Villa Piolit.
Lake of Serre-Ponçon and the Pic de Morgon

Villa Piolit, streetside
Villa Piolit, seen from the streetside, from the road leading from Les Bernards to Les Augiers.

NEWS: We are trying to become members of the 'Gîtes de France'. This organisation guarantees the quality of more than 55.000 vacation homes and appartment all over France. It will be a great honor for us if we are allowed to receive the 'Gîtes de France' label: .

Serre-Ponçon seen from the Dormillouse
Mieke on the summit of the Dormillouse. View to the west: Lake of Serre-Ponçon, the Gap valley, the Ecrins mountains and the Devoluy.

All seasons offer great opportunities to enjoy the surroundings of our Villa.

Typical summer activities are watersports on the lake of Serre-Ponçon, walking, climbing and biking in the mountains around the lake (les Ecrins, le Queyras, l'Ubaye, le Devoluy). Guests with cultural interests can visit the cities of Gap, Embrun, Briançon, Sisteron, Barcelonnette and Digne, ..., or simply just relax and enjoy the surroundings of the Villa. Close to Chorges you can visit the religious sanctuaries of "Les Laus" and "Notre Dame de la Salette".

During winter, guests can go skiing in ski resorts as Reallon, Les Orres, Vars-Risoul, St.Jean Montclar, Orcières-Merlette, Superdevoluy, Pra Loup,... All of these resorts are at less than a one hour drive from Chorges. It is also possible to do cross-country skiing, for example at the Col Bayard (close to Gap), and there are lots of possibilities to enjoy and explore the winter surroundings using snowshoes.