"Nature creates differences, society makes them inequalities."
Tahar Ben Jelloun
"The best doctor is nature: he cures three-quarters of diseases and never says harm to his confreres."
Articles related to nature: animals, landscapes, mountains, seas, walks etc.
Stroll in Auvergne at 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
A nice ski touring ride, in sealskin (synthetic) or snowshoe to discover a preserved place with a breathtaking panorama of Vallouise (French Alps)
Hiking along the Clarée Valley (Névache)
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
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...
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
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.
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
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)
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)
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.
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.
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.
Circuit in the "vallée des Merveilles"
A great idea for a weekend getaway, with friends, family or even alone is to make the tour of the Valley of Wonders in the Alpes Maritimes. It is a fairly long but historically interesting route, through the ancient engravings on the rock, and also presenting a fabulous natural attraction as the places are beautiful and the fauna varied and rich, especially in ungulates.
Ibex of the Vercors
A beautiful walk in the Vercors to the summit of Grand Veymont at 2341 meters above sea level allowed us to observe and photograph many ibexes. We also offer a panoramic 360 ° photo from the summit of the Grand Veymont with a glimpse of Mont Blanc 150 km away but also views of the peaks of the Ecrins massif, more easily recognizable (Barre des Ecrins, Meije etc....).
Hiking at Mont Guillaume
A hike over the artificial lake of Serre Ponçon to enjoy a panoramic view of Embrun, the turquoise waters of the lake, Savines Lake, Gap and hillsides, the Orres ski resort but also the Grand Morgon almost at hand. The summit hosts a massive stone chapel that seems to have been built to cope with the swiftest windstorms.
Obsolescence programmed in the sports sector
Scheduled obsolescence is generally related to household electrical or electronic products. This phenomenon, whether voluntary or not, also exists with regard to sports shoes.
A nice hiking idea in the Vallouise valley is to leave the hamlet of Puy Aillaud (1580 meters above sea level), to reach the summit of Blanche (2953 meters above sea level) and its superb panorama towards the Pelvoux.
Chapel "Le Corbusier"
The Chapel Notre Dame du Haut on the hill of Bourlémont (commune of Ronchamp), in Burgundy Franche Comté, will offer you a moment of calm and relaxation; especially if you find the way to visit places outside school holiday periods or "big" religious celebrations.
Panorama HD of Corsica seen from the mainland
Here is finally my (the?) First HD picture representing Corsica in all its length, especially the northern end of Cape Corsica. This photo, realized at the end of the night (at the dawn of a beautiful day in December) after a (small?) Night walk in the snow comes from an assemblage of 9 images...
Corsica seen from the continent
A few days a year it is possible to see the Corsica from the Côte d'Azur (Nice, Eze, Monaco, Menton, Grasse, Gourdon, Vence, about 180 kilometers). This phenomenon, rare at dawn, is exceptional the day.