Heading out from Gap, the towns and villages of the Southern Alps promise unique travel experiences. Immerse into the everyday life of the welcoming Alpine people as you explore their beautiful heritage and preserved natural scenery. Every place has a story to tell.
MONTGENÈVRE: LA DOLCE VITA
Set on the Italian border, Montgenèvre is a mountain village with a bit of Mediterranean flair, offering excellent skiing conditions and abundant sunshine. In winter and summer alike, its wide open spaces are an invitation to revel in the joys of outdoor sports or to simply soak up the views.
BARCELONETTE: MEXICAN CHARM
Famous for its Mexican villas--leftover from the 19th-century migration of Ubayens across the Atlantic--Barcelonnette is a vibrant, welcoming town to discover in every season. At the crossroads of winter ski resorts, the village buzzes with jazz and traditional festivals in the summer.
SISTERON: HISTORY & CULTURE
An absolute must-see, the Provence town of Sisteron is nestled where the Alps meet Provence. Between its picturesque old town, its citadel looking down on the Durance and its Festival des Nuits de la Citadelle, Sisteron offers exceptional beauty, rich emotions, and a dive into history.
HOW I LEFT EVERYTHING BEHIND TO SET UP HOME IN THE SOUTHERN ALPS
The Southern Alps is a truly special place, with a heartwarming soul and irresistible quality of life. Angela and Maxime originate from Vaucluse and Hérault. Today, they live in Embrun, where they enjoy a delightful combination of lively village life and outstanding natural scenery combining lakes, forests and mountains.