Queyras

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The Queyras Regional Natural Park is in the Hautes-Alpes part of France.

Understand[edit]

This is one of the smallest regional natural parks in France, south of Briançon and reaching the Italian frontier. [1] is sadly in French only, whereas [2] is available in very flowery English. It's hard to see,however, how any other park could beat it on sheer beauty, even though its principal peaks are a good thousand feet lower than the giants of Haute Savoie

History[edit]

The area was only publicly accessible from a relatively recent date and is relatively unspoiled.

Landscape[edit]

The mountains, though low by Alpine standards, lack nothing in shapeliness.

Flora and fauna[edit]

The area is remarkably rich in most of the flora associated with Alpine areas. Marmots abound.

Climate[edit]

There is an extremely friendly micro-climate with a very large number of sunny days in a year. However campers in June need to expect extreme cold at night. Because of the variation between this and the heat of the afternoon, streams can become rivers during the day and flowers can be seen growing newly where snow has only recently melted.

Get in[edit]

Access by road only from Briançon in the north and Giullestre to the west.

Fees/Permits[edit]

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

Do[edit]

As many walks as you can manage. Count the sundials in any Queyras village. They are a speciality of the region.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • La Cascade. A Logis de France near Ceillac (past the camp sites.)

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Lodging[edit]

Camping[edit]

[3]

  • Camping Municipal des Moutets
  • Camping les Melezes

Backcountry[edit]

Stay safe[edit]

Be very wary of rising water levels from melting snow.

Go next[edit]

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