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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.
 

Mountain

"The one who moves the mountain is the one who begins to move the small stones"
Confucius

"A dwarf can stand on a mountain, but it is not bigger for it. "
Seneca

Images and texts related to the mountain in this section of the site: landscape, mountain sports, hiking, alpine specificities, discoveries ...

Montagne

  • Stroll in Auvergne at Lac Pavin

    Lac Pavin

    A short tour in Auvergne gives us the opportunity to offer you some pictures of the superb Lac Pavin

  • Winter hike in Oréac

    Winter hike in Oréac

    A nice ski touring ride, in sealskin (synthetic) or snowshoe to discover a preserved place with a breathtaking panorama of Vallouise (French Alps)

  • The Great Vallouise Festival

    Vallouise party

    Some pictures (photos and video) of the beautiful popular festival of Vallouise. A friendly and family atmosphere for two days of festivity for the pleasure of holidaymakers, high alpine and Vallouise inhabitant.

  • Hiking along the Clarée Valley (Névache)

    Hiking along the Clarée Valley

    A little air of paradise floats around this downhill ride that we propose to discover in the valley of Nevache, in the far north of the Hautes-Alpes (France). This with a video, photos but also an interactive 4K 360 ° video.

  • Refuge des Bans

    Walk to the refuge des Bans

    An accessible hike in a magical environment of wild mountains will take you to the refuge des Bans, hidden deep in the valley of the Vallouise. Discovery in 360 ° virtual tours and video...

  • Vallouise open-air market

    Vallouise open-air market

    Short walk to the outdoor market of Vallouise (all Thursdays) in the Hautes-Alpes (France). Quite confidential out of summer tourist season, it attracts the crowd in July and August. Meeting place as much as buying space...

  • 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.

  • Rental "Chez Sophie and Fred" in Vallouise Pelvoux

    Rental "Chez Sophie and Fred" in Vallouise Pelvoux

    A superb house awaits you for rent in the beautiful valley of La Vallouise. This house on several floors is located in Pelvoux, at 1300 meters of altitude south face, giving you a panoramic view more than 180 °. Some photos, a 360 ° virtual tour but also a video will not make you wrong in the choice of your holiday rental in the northern Hautes-Alpes.

  • Combe de Narreyroux Via Ferrata

    Combe de Narreyroux Via Ferrata

    A beautiful Via Ferrata called Narreyroux awaits you in the valley of Vallouise. This is a family run. We offer two videos, including an interactive 360 °, and a 360 ° virtual tour to get a glimpse of the ride.

  • Pelvoux Via Ferrata

    Pelvoux Via Ferrata

    A Via Ferrata just outside Pelvoux (better known for its beautiful ski resort) towards Ailefroide which is worth a visit, overlooking the tumultuous Gyr torrent fed by several glaciers of the Ecrins National Park (White, Black, Violets, Sélé etc.)

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Skiing in Montgenèvre

    Ski Montgenèvre

    Does the price of Montgenèvre ski pass correspond to the service rendered? What are the assets and handicaps of the Hautes-Alpes resort? In this blog post, we present panoramic photos, 360 ° virtual tours in high definition, immersive and interactive 360 ° video and video so you have a complete overview of the ski resort.

  • Skiing on the Milky Way

    Skiing on the Milky Way

    The Milky Way ("Via Lattea" in Italian and "Milky Way" in English) straddling the Franco-Italian border connects the Montgenèvre ski resort with those of Sestriere, Sauze d'Oulx and San Sicario. This is a very large area that hosted the Turin Olympic Winter Games in 2006. A few words and pictures in this blog article to find out if the ski resort is a nice idea to travel?

  • Ski Puy Saint Vincent

    Ski Puy Saint Vincent

    Nestled on the heights of the valley of La Vallouise Puy Saint Vincent has no shortage of assets. As for example to be able to hit the slopes from the top of the Pendine to the plain of Vallouise 1500 meters lower.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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