"We never go as far as when we do not know where we are going."
"The thousand-kilometer travel begins at the first step."
This section of the site offers articles describing all sorts of destinations in France and beyond. Weekend ideas, outdoors or city or longer stays.
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)
Discover the Saint Etienne church in the heart of the alpine village of Vallouise. Interactive 360 ° virtual tours of the Church of Saint Etienne in Vallouise offer you an immersion in and around the building.
The Great Vallouise Festival
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.
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...
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
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.
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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).
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.
Skiing in 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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Museo d'arte orientale
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 outside Market
The Turin Porta Palazzo market is well worth a visit, as some tourist guides describe it, probably mistakenly, as the largest open-air market in Europe. The prices of food would allow all French great savings, especially since the products have all the attractions of a good quality.