A treasure trove of green, flowering parks and gardens at high altitude, hiking trails (including the famous GR5) where local fauna roam, and starry skies at which to gaze to your heart’s content. The welcoming, wide-open spaces of the Southern Alps promise a plethora of unique and authentic holiday experiences.
MY FIRST NIGHT AT A REFUGE
Perched on the summits, the Southern Alps mountain refuges are steeped in authenticity and offer travellers a unique holiday experience in the great outdoors. Blending perfectly into their environment, these high-altitude shelters welcome hikers of all levels come to test the local trails. If it's your first time at a refuge, we guarantee it will leave you with plenty of memories to take back home!
QUEYRAS NATURE RESERVE : RIDING INTO THE SUNSET
Just imagine exploring Queyras Valley, its mountain passes, crystalline lakes, wild trails and forest roads with a faithful hooved companion... This gorgeous area offers a host of one-day horse or donkey treks and trail rides criss-crossing wild mountain landscapes in the company of passionate, professional instructors. Giddy up!
THE BEST HIKES IN THE ALPS
Wide open spaces, preserved nature, and an exceptional biotope. Words can't begin to describe the awesome natural surroundings of the Alps! Put on your walking shoes, grab your backpack, and roam the most beautiful hiking trails to discover these breathtaking Alpine landscapes.
BEAUTIFUL SUNRISES OVER THE MERCANTOUR
It's 6 a.m. The sun bedecks the jagged relief spanning the Alpes de Haute Provence and Alpes-Maritimes with its first rays: live the moment to the full by opting for a camping adventure or rural cottage in Mercantour National Park! Climb aboard for an intimate experience, alternating hikes and peaceful nights under starry skies...
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PARKS AND GARDEN
For a moment of pure beauty and natural serenity at high altitude, escape to the Jardin du Lautaret in the Parc Naturel Régional des Écrins, the Vallon du Brec in the Nice countryside, and the Domaine de Charance in Gap. These verdant places flourish with peaceful and educational virtues.
CONQUERING THE SUMMITS OF THE FRENCH SOUTHERN ALPS!
Take to the heights and revel in the breathtaking panoramas and majestic peaks of the French Southern Alps. An ode to freedom and unspoiled beauty!