Dormillouse, a unique spot in the heart of the Écrins National Park
It is the only village in the heart of the Écrins National Park that is inhabited all year round but can only be reached on foot!
The hamlet of Dormillouse is nestled at the end of the Freissinières Valley. In winter, snowshoeing is the only way to get there. It takes a little more than an hour and a half of walking to reach the hamlet. However, access to Dormillouse can be dangerous considering the avalanche zones along the route. We highly recommend you call upon a mountain guide or leader so that you can enjoy the outing.
In winter, a secretive atmosphere reigns: the snow brings silence with it, the mountain just for you!
Once you arrive up there, you will meet Serge, a resolute year-long inhabitant of the land. You will be welcomed to the Gîte de l’École, of which he is the owner. Serge will tell you the history of the village of which he alone knows the secrets. This is an opportunity to discuss the village’s past.
Once you have visited Dormillouse in winter, there is no doubt you will want to come back in the summer.