A place of infinite beauty where untamed and unspoiled nature flourishes in the National Parks and Regional Nature Reserve of the Ecrins, Queyras and Mercantour, the Southern Alps promises an infinite palette of authentic travel experiences. Simple pleasures, sharing, and a commitment to the age-old values of respect, humility, and perseverance reign here. The stunning Southern Alps is an ideal destination for sharing sporting, culinary, and human adventures all year long under pure blue skies, spangled with a thousand stars at nightfall.
Beauty, Authenticity, and Purity
Discover the Southern Alps
A PURE LAND
VOYAGE TO THE SOUTHERN ALPS: A NATURAL PARADISE
The Southern Alps serves up slices of paradise at every turn, including national parks and nature reserves where you can enjoy roaming in tranquil, virgin landscapes. Each spot offers a different but equally exceptional adventure. Just grab your hiking gear and follow the guide.
Celebrated throughout the world for its Mediterranean coast and Provencal countryside, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region is also a mountain paradise – and its winter delights are winning new aficionados every year. Those in the know will tell you that you can still ski in powder snow on Easter Monday here, not to mention the 300 days of sunshine a year!
LAKES AND RIVERS
Dive into the purity of the Southern Alps. Whether you opt for an invigorating dip in Lac Serre-Ponçon, a soothing stroll on the banks of Lac d’Allos, canoeing on the Ubaye River, or lakeside camping, the pure, crystal-clear lakes and rivers of the Southern Alps will recharge your batteries!