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Travel

Travel

Ideas of travel through narratives, books, good plans, various and varied advice.
Hiking

Hiking

Walking in the mountains, in the countryside or along the shores. We invite you to discover magical and friendly places to walk.
Culture

Culture

Enriched with beautiful readings, various visits, views, museums...
Alpes Maritimes France

Alpes Maritimes France

The Alps dives into the Mediterranean Sea. Village and culture in a breathtaking natural setting: Vive la Dolce Vita
Aviation

Aviation

Walks in the sky. Heads in the air. With or without motor.
Hautes Alpes France

Hautes Alpes France

Nature in all its splendor. Summits that project into a crystalline blue sky and limpid.
 

Snow in Vallouise

Snow in Vallouise

Some photos and a series of a dozen virtual tours (virtual reality option) connected to each other in La Vallouise a day after a beautiful snowfall. From the entrance of the Vigneaux Valley to Pelvoux via Vallouise and hamlets Villard and Puy Aillaud, stroll through these images in high definition, interactive and 360 °.

White Glacier Hike

White Glacier Hike

The white glacier at the top of the beautiful Vallouise Pelvoux valley attracts many holidaymakers throughout the year. We offer you some images of the glacier, including a 360 ° virtual tour from Madame Carle meadow to the foot of the glacier, but also an interactive 360 ° video and of course plenty of photos.

Golden Eagle in the Ecrins massif (French Alps)

Golden Eagle in the Ecrins massif (French Alps)

The golden eagle often hangs over our heads without us taking the time to see it. Magnificent bird of prey, formidable aerial predator, the beautiful bird is observed in all seasons in the Ecrins massif and the Hautes-Alpes. Its large size distinguishes it from simple nozzles.

Air Rescue of the Gendarmerie (DAG) of Briançon (France), PGHM and CRS mountain

Helicopter rescue PGHM Briançon French Alps

A few drops of blood pearled from his right ear. Straight leg as disarticulated, the axis of the pelvis more than 60 ° of the shoulders. One eye slightly open and the other closed, flickering lips. Irregular moans, like a protest. It's nice, very beautiful. The azure sky could suggest a beautiful summer day but an unbearable drama shoots the atmosphere ...

Abbey of Boscodon

Abbey of Boscodon

Does the place deserve a detour? What about the recent and new so-called scenographic part that adds an educational aspect to the place? The religious building is located near the lake of Serre Ponçon between Gap and Briançon in the Hautes-Alpes. We offer some pictures and info, including the new museum part.

Panorama of the Écrins massif

Panorama of the Écrins massif

We offer two high-definition images of the Écrins massif, facing Hautes Alpes, from around the Janus summit in the commune of Montgenèvre. The area just above the Gondrans chalets, aptly named, is called the "Observatory". Location accessible in winter from the ski slopes of Montgenèvre resort. Many high peaks point their peaks in the sky, easily identifiable from the sources of the Durance.

Café Baratti & Milano in Turin

Café Baratti & Milano in Turin

A nice tea room in the center of Turin between Piazza Castello and Piazza Carlo Alberto is worth a stop for a pastry or tea. A perfect place to get away for a few moments from the tumult and liveliness of the beautiful capital of Piedmont.

Museo d'arte orientale

Museo d'arte orientale Torino

The Oriental Art Museum (MAO) of Turin deserves to be better known. The place is located in a quiet lane, not far from the large open-air market of the city in the area of the "Porta Palazzo" and the Umberto I covered gallery. Several floors allow visitors beautiful cultural discoveries in the form of showcases exhibiting objects, figurines, paintings, sculptures and frescoes of large sizes etc ....

Turin

Week end in Turin

The capital of Piedmont, Italy, is less than two hours of transport, three maximum, many cities in the Alps (Briançon, Grenoble, Aosta, Nice, Geneva, Albertville, Chambery or Chamonix). It takes no more time to get there from major European cities via Caselle International Airport and Turin. We offer you in this blog article some good addresses, outings unavoidable or visits of interest.

Freinet days in Vallouise

Freinet days in Vallouise May 2018

 Celestin and Elise Freinet lived in Vallouise during the second world. A symposium, seminar is held with conferences, films and exhibitions on the subject from 8 to 10 May 2018. Discover the program of this event (exhibitions, films, debates, conferences).

Altitude Jazz Festival 2018

Altitude Jazz Festival 2018

A beautiful twelfth edition of the Jazz Festival of the Briançon Valley. Atmosphere of celebration, beautiful lights, spectators swaying to the rhythms of music. We offer you some pictures of a small selection of concerts we had the chance to attend.

Maison du Soleil in Saint-Véran

Sun museum at Saint-Véran

The House of the Sun in Saint Véran is worth the detour. The venue has several high-performance instruments allowing live solar observations. A short video presents the places in the depths of Queyras.

Small train and panorama on the Swiss Alps

Panorama of the Swiss Alps from Brienzer Rothorn

The summit, at only 2351 meters above sea level, offers a panoramic view of Lake Brienz, Interlaken but also on many northern faces of the Swiss Alps, more precisely on the Bernese Alps. A nice little train will avoid any muscular fatigue while a café restaurant will allow you to admire the panorama comfortably seated.

Ibex of the Cerces (French Alps)

Ibex of the Cerces (French Alps)

The ibex des Cerces is observed either from Hautes Guisane, in Briançonnais country, or from the beautiful wild valley of Clarée (Névache). The animal, always placid, except during the period of rut, seems to come straight from prehistory and is easily approached. Which is not a reason to disturb him. Some tips, photos and a video of the big goat (Capra ibex).

Le radeau : fabulous hamburgers

Le Radeau à l’Argentière la Bessée

Une gargote, petit snack, en rive droite de la Durance blottie entre le camping local et le stade d’eau vive. Classique, de premier abord. En réalité, non. Coline et Philippe vous accueillent avec gentillesse et sympathie. Une cuisine de qualité et des animations musicales qui méritent de s’y arrêter. Plus d’infos...

Aircraft photo exhibition

Aviation Photos

Some series of diverse and varied images of flying machines. Pacific, military, jet, piston or without engine, fixed or rotary wing but always directed by a pilot. A main image, accompanied by photos of the same series, trying to tell a beginning of history.

Gap Tallard Air show

Gap Tallard Air show

Few pictures and videos of the air meeting of Gap Tallard, in the Hautes-Alpes, which took place on Saturday, May 12, 2018. With the program the Patrouille de France, twirling between mountains and cumulus, but also all kinds of aircraft various and varied.

Pelvoux Vallouise Ski Resort

Ski Pelvoux Vallouise

A medium-sized resort nestling at the foot of the Ecrins massif, and the National Park of the same name, awaits you for the practice of winter sports. We offer a full description, photos, videos but also a full HD virtual tour of the alpine ski resort.

Covered walkways in Turin

Covered walkways in Turin

Like many cities, Paris for example, Turin has several covered passages. We have counted four and offer to visit them through virtual 360-degree panoramic tours. These galleries of Turin, variously arranged, offer a covered place in the shelter of the precipitations the winter and the heat in summer.

Turin Palace Hotel

Turin Palace Hotel

A nice hotel in the city center of Turin. Located a few meters from the central station Porta Nova, by which trains arrive from the Alps (Oulx for the High Alpine ...). The hotel has a really nice spa, ideal for relaxing after a day out in the city center, between shopping or cultural visits.

« Sonita » Film

"Sonita" film by director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami

We recommend this beautiful documentary "Sonita", story of a young Afghan girl (Sonita Alizadeh) refugee in Iran and helped by an association providing assistance to child street workers in Tehran. This is a true story, filmed on the shoulder, with few resources and shows the journey of a teenager, brimming with life, facing obscurantism.

Altitude Jazz Festival

Altitude Jazz Festival

A beautiful twelfth edition of the Jazz Festival of the Briancon Valley. Atmosphere of celebration, beautiful lights, viewers swaying to the rhythms of music. We offer you some pictures of a small selection of concerts we had the chance to wait.

Fartfeulu show at Vallouise Pelvoux (French Alps)

Fartfeulu show at Vallouise Pelvoux (French Alps)

A public show, very visual, at the foot of the resort of Pelvoux-Vallouise on the snow front of the ski resort, warmed the atmosphere for the last day of 2017, just before New Year's Eve. A real success that amazed young and old. Some photos and a video offer a preview of the show.

Hautes-Alpes Weather

France Hautes-Alpes Weather Links

The Hautes-Alpes allow a multitude of outdoor activities, most often playful. Many professional activities also depend on the weather. We offer some online forecasting tools but also elements of understanding the top Alpine weather. Indications and information on the web will allow you to establish your own forecasts on the very short term.

Blogs and info in the Hautes Alpes

Blogs and info in the Hautes Alpes

To be informed, to keep abreast of what is happening around you out of curiosity or interest. Find ideas, take an interest in others and their environment. We offer you a list of blogs, personal pages, high alpine social networking accounts, which occasionally deserve a little detour. A small list also more traditional local media and information flows available on the internet.

An early spring in Copenhagen

Spring in Copenhagen

Some pictures of the beautiful Danish capital in the form of video and photos. Denmark has just under 6 million inhabitants, a tenth of which live in Copenhagen. You are here at 55 ° lattitude North, the arrival of the beautiful days free minds and bodies eager to bask in the sun.

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