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The Valley

The Valley

The valley is long – 25 km – with a number of tributary valleys: the Onde valley in Vallouise, the Eychauda  hanging valley in Pelvoux, and finally the Celse Nière valley in Ailefroide. The Pré de Madame Carle, at 1874 m in altitude, marks the limit of the route where two possibilities are on offer, towards the Glacier Noir or the Glacier Blanc.

Everything the mountains has to offer is here: mountaineering, hiking, rock-climbing, paragliding, whitewater sports, etc. All mountain activities are available, as well as fishing, a swimming pool (in the summer), archery, tennis and minigolf; a ski-lift is open in the summer.

Vallouise Tourist Office
Place de l’Eglise
05290 Vallouise
www.tourisme-lavallouise.com
Le blog ; www.tourisme-lavallouise.com/blog
Tel.: 04 92 23 36 12

Destination Ecrins
www.paysdesecrins.com
www.paysdesecrins.com/agenda/grands-evenements
Tel.:  04 84 03 00 02

Cultural Activities

14 sundials, 5 churches, 9 chapels, Romanesque art, frescoes, bread ovens, fountains…

Musée des Claux Ailefroide
Claux Museum in Pelvoux “From Ice to Light…”, in Claux, the torrents were harnessed at the beginning of the 20th century by EDF, allowing electricity to be supplied to the area. The dam plant has been opened to the public in the form of a museum, while remaining operational.

Briançon : City of art and history. The old town centre built by Vauban with its small streets, gargoyles and fountains…Tourist guides are available for visits to the Cordeliers Church (15th century), the “Fort des Têtes” fortress (18-19th century) or the collegiate church of Notre Dame, Saint Nicolas (18th century).
Briançon Hautes Alpes

Dormillouse Parc National des Ecrins
Dormillouse, at the heart of the Ecrins National Park :

a small village nestling in the Freissinières valley. The only village in the Ecrins National Park inhabited throughout the year, Dormillouse is only accessible via a small path, after about an hour’s walk. You will pass by a number of impressive waterfalls before arriving at the site. From Dormillouse, you can really get away from it all with a wide range of walks to make marvellous discoveries, such as the Faravel and Palluel lakes.

Saint-Laurent Church – Les Vigneaux

The Saint-Laurent Church has a remarkable wealth of heritage! With its outstanding polygonal bell tower, the elegance of its perfect lines, its marble-columned porch and, above all, its superb exterior wall paintings representing the vices and their punishments.

Eglise Saint Laurent Ailefroide

Plan Phazy Hautes Alpes
The Phazy warm water source in Guillestre :discovered in antiquity, the waters spring from the earth at 28°C. They are known for their benefits against skin diseases and respiratory infections, and their decongesting and diuretic effects..

Cultural guided visits: Discovery visits from valley to valley. Accompanied by a guide authorised by the Culture Ministry, set off to discover the rich and varied heritage of the valleys. Visits: 2 hours, half day or full day.

Isabelle Rive
Tel : 06 74 15 91 19
rive.isabelle@gmail.com
www.patrimoine-decouverte.com

Astronomy : Starry sky gazing with a 254mm Telescope  (the sun or night sky)
Tel : 06.09.87.02.63
cazamontana@gmail.com