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With my family

The Pays des Écrins is ideal for family holidays!

In summer or winter, the resorts, villages and valleys of the Écrins are wonderful places to spend your holidays with…

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… the family. You will be able to recharge your batteries, share new experiences, join forces in a recreational or sports activity!

The Pelvoux-Vallouise resort is a village resort, ideal for family holidays. There are slopes for all levels, the snow front is suitable for beginners and the Igloo-Pelvoo village is close by. This winter, many exceptional activities will be organised at the Igloo-Pelvoo village that is having its own Winter Olympics!

In Puy Saint Vincent, two nurseries welcome the youngest children and activities for those who have never skied are possible in the snow play school from age two.

In addition to skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing, winter is ideal for all other snow activities:  Sledging, ice skating, introduction to dog sleighing including a visit to the kennels…

Snowshoeing outings will lead you to encounter wild animals. At the Écrins National Park Centre, you will learn more about the natural environment and the measures that have been taken to observe and protect it.

For a gourmet pause, the restaurants, the Maison du Miel (honey centre) as well as the Maison Artisanale de la Vallouise (local produce) will be delighted to meet you.

Shuttle buses make it easy to travel between the Puy Saint Vincent and Pelvoux-Vallouise resorts.

In summer, hiking is a simple, enjoyable way to discover the Écrins National Park, the majestic scenery, mountain lakes, wild flowers, marmots, butterflies, and wildlife. You can meet an Écrins National Park guide/warden or visit the Écrins National Park Centre in Vallouise.

Treetop adventures, via ferratas from age four, an alpine slide, archery and many other leisure and sports activities such as mountain biking, climbing, downhill biking or white-water sports mean you will be able to experience new sensations.

Play at the riverside before climbing to spend the night in a refuge. In the valleys, enjoy the village fêtes and festivals, concerts and balls, colourful markets… there are plenty of equally enjoyable activities to encourage you to come back to the Pays des Écrins next year.

Aspects of our history are everywhere. The scenery tells the story of human presence. Local architecture is adapted to the long, harsh winters but the colourful sundials also bear witness to the passing of time.

The churches are a reference to the religious wars of the Middle Ages. In L’Argentière, the entire village reflects 20th century developments in the aluminium and hydroelectric industries.

The Fournel silver mine illustrates centuries of labour and technological progress through 20 kilometres of tunnels excavated in both the Middle Ages and the 19th century.

Today, history is being written by the people who live and work in the Pays des Écrins. They are opening their businesses to explain their passion to us in the ‘Coulisses des Écrins’ (Behind the scenes in the Écrins).