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"When you got to the top of the mountain, keep climbing"
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Remote territory in the north of the south of France (Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur), enjoying an exceptional climate, enjoying the same seasonal tourist boon in winter and summer. A sublime natural area protected by the Ecrins National Park. A department charged with history: Republic of Escartons, Protestant prints of the Queyras and elsewhere. This page offers links related to the Hautes Alpes : : ideas hikes, trips, places to visit, walks, tips, culture, photos, videos etc ...

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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mountain helicopter aerial work

Mountain helicopter aerial work

Two or three times a year, mountain refuges use the mechanical power of the helicopter to climb altitudes of food and materials of all kinds. In a few minutes of flight the helicopter routes which will accommodate tourists, mountaineers and mountain climbers in shelters perched in the mountains, real guardians of the peaks. A short video shows you aerial ballet in action.

Panorama from the Morgon

Pic de Morgon

The hike of Grand Morgon or Pic de Morgon will offer you a breathtaking 360 ° view of the lake of Serre Ponçon, the Gapençais but also the Embrunnais. Anticipate the day return to perform the ride. Panoramic images from the summit.

Hiking at Mont Guillaume

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.

Resistance to the Maquis de Beassac and Célestin Freinet

Resistance to the Maquis de Beassac and Célestin Freinet

Emmanuel Saint Fuscien (Doctor in Contemporary History and Lecturer at EHESS) devotes an interesting book to Freinet, under the title "A teatcher at war". Célestin Freinet, whose theses, in a few words, consist in putting the student at the center of learning, lived in Vallouise a few years at the end of the Second World War. His wife Elise Lagier Bruno being from the beautiful high alpine valley. He previously lived in the south of France, campaigned in the communist movement of the Alpes Maritimes and participated in the two world wars of the 20 th century.

Forest fires in the Alps

Forest fires in the Alps

Some images from our archives of the impressive forest fire at Vigneaux in the valley of Vallouise in 2003. 2003 was a year of hot weather throughout France but also the theater of many fires in the Paca region. A recent walk under the very airhead Tête d'Amont (Montbrison massif), also visible from the Oreac plateau (see photo HD) gave us the idea to bring out old photos of relief in action, including Canadairs CL 415.

Hiking at the lakes Miroir and Sainte Anne

Hiking at the lakes Miroir et Sainte Anne

A beautiful loop starting from the Melezet (1692m) to the mirror lake (2215m) and then to Lake Sainte Anne (2407m) will offer you varied and wild landscapes alternating under woods and alpine pastures. It is possible to bivouac at the first lake taking care to protect from the cold and the... mosquitoes in the late summer.

Panorama Vallouise Ecrins from Oreac

Panorama Vallouise Ecrins from Oreac

We invite you to take a look at a 1732 million pixel (1.7 GB) megapixel HD panoramic picture representing the Vallouise valley and the Ecrins massif from the Oreac plateau above Puy Saint Vincent.

La Blanche

Hiking La Blanche Vallouise France

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.

Town and village of the Hautes Alpes (05)

Abriès - Agnières-en-Dévoluy - Aiguilles - Ancelle - Antonaves - L'Argentière-la-Bessée - Arvieux - Aspremont - Aspres-lès-Corps - Aspres-sur-Buëch - Avançon - Baratier - Barcillonnette - Barret-sur-Méouge - La Bâtie-Montsaléon - La Bâtie-Neuve - La Bâtie-Vieille - La Beaume - Bénévent-et-Charbillac - Le Bersac - Bréziers - Briançon - Bruis - Buissard - Ceillac - Cervières - Chabestan - Chabottes - Champcella - Champoléon - Chanousse - La Chapelle-en-Valgaudémar - Château-Ville-Vieille - Châteauneuf-d'Oze - Châteauneuf-de-Chabre - Châteauroux-les-Alpes - Châteauvieux - Chauffayer - Chorges - La Cluse - Les Costes - Crévoux - Crots - Embrun - Éourres - L'Épine - Esparron - Espinasses - Étoile-Saint-Cyrice - Eygliers - Eyguians - La Fare-en-Champsaur - La Faurie - Forest-Saint-Julien - Fouillouse - Freissinières - La Freissinouse - Furmeyer - Gap - Le Glaizil - La Grave - Guillestre - La Haute-Beaume - Les Infournas - Jarjayes - Lagrand - Laragne-Montéglin - Lardier-et-Valença - Laye - Lazer - Lettret - Manteyer - Méreuil - Molines-en-Queyras - Monêtier-Allemont - Le Monêtier-les-Bains - Mont-Dauphin - Montbrand - Montclus - Montgardin - Montgenèvre - Montjay - Montmaur - Montmorin - Montrond - La Motte-en-Champsaur - Moydans - Neffes - Névache - Nossage-et-Bénévent - Le Noyer - Orcières - Orpierre - Les Orres - Oze - Pelleautier - Pelvoux - La Piarre - Le Poët - Poligny - Prunières - Puy-Sanières - Puy-Saint-André - Puy-Saint-Eusèbe - Puy-Saint-Pierre - Puy-Saint-Vincent - Rabou - Rambaud - Réallon - Remollon - Réotier - Ribeyret - Ribiers - Risoul - Ristolas - La Roche-de-Rame - La Roche-des-Arnauds - Rochebrune - La Rochette - Rosans - Rousset - Le Saix - Saléon - Salérans - La Salle les Alpes - La Saulce - Le Sauze-du-Lac - Savines-le-Lac - Savournon - Serres - Sigottier - Sigoyer - Sorbiers - Saint-André-d'Embrun - Saint-André-de-Rosans - Saint-Apollinaire - Saint-Auban-d'Oze - Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur - Saint-Chaffrey - Saint-Clément-sur-Durance - Saint-Crépin - Saint-Disdier - Saint-Étienne-en-Dévoluy - Saint-Étienne-le-Laus - Saint-Eusèbe-en-Champsaur - Saint-Firmin - Saint-Genis - Saint-Jacques-en-Valgodemard - Saint-Jean-Saint-Nicolas - Saint-Julien-en-Beauchêne - Saint-Julien-en-Champsaur - Saint-Laurent-du-Cros - Saint-Léger-les-Mélèzes - Saint-Martin-de-Queyrières - Saint-Maurice-en-Valgodemard - Saint-Michel-de-Chaillol - Saint-Pierre-Avez - Saint-Pierre-d'Argençon - Saint-Sauveur - Saint-Véran - Sainte-Colombe - Sainte-Marie - Tallard - Théus - Trescléoux - Upaix - Val-des-Prés - Vallouise - Valserres - Vars - Ventavon - Veynes - Les Vigneaux - Villar-d'Arêne - Villar-Loubière - Villar-Saint-Pancrace - Vitrolles

Communauty of town and/or village in the Hautes Alpes (05)

Communauté de communes du Briançonnais (Briançon), de l'Embrunais (Embrun), du Pays des Écrins (L'Argentière-la-Bessée), de Tallard - Barcillonnette (Tallard), de la vallée de l'Avance (La Bâtie-Neuve), des Deux Buëch (Veynes), du Laragnais (Lazer), du Guillestrois (Guillestre), du Champsaur (Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur), de l'Escarton du Queyras (Aiguilles), du Serrois (Serres), interdépartementale des Baronnies (Lagrand), du Haut Champsaur (Saint-Jean-Saint-Nicolas), du canton de Ribiers Val de Méouge (Ribiers),  Savinois - Serre Ponçon (Savines-le-Lac), du Haut Buëch (Aspres-sur-Buëch), du Pays de Serre Ponçon (Espinasses), du Valgaudémar (Saint-Firmin), de la Vallée de l'Oule (Bruis).