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A full-fledged hamlet in the village of Monestier d'Ambel, the Mas was built in 1763 on the banks of the Souloise, which rises in the Dévoluy massif.

It was a farm with several buildings, steeped in history and having been enlarged or transformed as needed, for more than 2 centuries.

ferme monestier d'ambel le mas du lac
Lac barrage du sautet le mas

In 1935, following the impoundment of the Sautet dam, the valley became a lake and the Mas then found itself bordered by the turquoise waters so characteristic of mountain lakes.


It is good to live there today and connoisseurs come to seek peace, tranquility and a certain proximity to unspoiled nature.

Many rare and protected species of plants abound there and it is common to come across bees, deer, hares and foxes, living there in peace.

The Mas property, restored and furnished for the comfort of its guests, retains all the characteristics of a reassuring and welcoming building. Its owners have designed the rooms and cottages with taste and respect for traditions, without compromising the comfort of a luxury residence.

The renovation work has largely been entrusted to local craftsmen working with materials and techniques respecting the heritage of our elders. Le Mas then became "Le Mas du Lac".

Les outils de la ferme du Mas

You will find there, in a green setting, something to disconnect: The most beautiful hiking trails in the Alps, the Mas beach (one of the few accessible from the lake and jealously preserved from the crowd) and its nautical activities, a swimming pool and its solarium, spa and sauna. Everything is provided for the relaxation of body and mind. But the history of this beautiful region also leaves an important part to culture. The Sanctuary of Notre Dame de la Salette (2nd place of pilgrimage in Europe, attracts many believers or not, who never leave unmoved), the museum of the mine-image, etc ...

Athletes will appreciate exceptional roads and paths for cycling and mountain biking or fabulous motorbike circuits in a dream setting, a climbing site opened by René Desmaison and known by expert mountaineers around the world, the Dévoluy via ferrata and Sautet, the bungee jump site of Ponsonnas (the highest in Europe), the Himalayan footbridges of Monteynard, the Super Dévoluy and Joue du Loup resorts, 20 minutes away and offering many summer activities such as winter. Discover also, the exsurgences of Gillardes: natural phenomenon offering a spectacle of any beauty.

The owners will guide you according to your level and your aspirations, to organize your stay.

Le Mas du Lac is also a table d'hôte offering gourmet and generous cuisine, prepared with seasonal and local products. It is common for thematic evenings to be offered in summer and winter. They greatly contribute to the conviviality that reigns in these places.


Le Mas du Lac is also an exceptional place to contemplate the stars and the Milky Way, far from the lights and parasitic pollution of cities. In the evening, the stars offer a great show, with ease. You just have to look up and observe. Many amateur or experienced astronomers visit us for their observations.


As a couple, with family or friends, the Mas du Lac offers many accommodation possibilities. Do not hesitate to entrust us with the organization of your events. We will put all our heart and our know-how to make this meeting unforgettable.


Are you ready for an exceptional getaway or vacation?

So join us and live the "Le Mas du Lac" experience!

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