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"Old age is like climbing a mountain. The more you climb, the more tired and breathless you are, but how far your vision has expanded!"
Boris Vian

"The silence of the mountain is even more beautiful when the birds are silent"
Taisen Deshimaru

Fabulous valley of the Hautes Alpess (Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur, French Alpes, France), at the foot of the massif of the Ecrins and therefore of the national park of the same name. This page offers links related to the valley of Vallouise, Puy Saint Vincent, Les Vigneaux, Pelvoux, Ailefroide, Pré de Madame Carle etc ...: : hiking ideas, outings, events, sports, culture, mountain, tips etc ...

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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.

Photographer

French Riviera photographer

The author of this modest blog Ovalp.com is a little self-promotion inviting you to visit his photographer website. I offer you photos in a wide range of areas.

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.)

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Puy Aillaud lake

Lake Puy Aillaud (2534 meters) is accessible in about 2 to 4 hours, depending on your pace, from the hamlet (1600 m) of the same name. This lake rounded measuring about 60 meters in diameter.

Belvedere three refuges

The viewpoint of the three refuges (2350 meters) is located in the High Alps (Hautes Alpes, 05) in Pelvoux even if the start and most of the ride takes place in Vallouise. The lookout is located in the National Park Ecrins.

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).