The High Valleys La Grave, Clarée, Izoard

Eight communes in the heart of the Briançonnais region

Les Hautes Vallées - La Grave, la Clarée, l'Izoard is a destination with three territories and eight communes spread across the wild, unspoilt valleys of the Briançonnais, in the very north of the Hautes-Alpes and the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, on the borders of Isère, Savoie and Italy.

Eight communes in the Briançonnais have joined forces to form a tourist office: La Grave, Villar d'Arène, Névache, Val-des-Prés, Cervières, Villard-Saint-Pancrace, Puy-Saint-Pierre and Puy-Saint-André.

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Névache heritage villages _ © T. Blais

The Clarée Valley, The enchanted valley

In the heart of the Hautes-Alpes region, on the French-Italian border, the Clarée valley represents over 20,000 hectares of pure nature.

Along the banks of the Clarée are two pretty villages, Val-des-Prés and Névache. These villages and their hamlets offer authenticity and wide-open spaces for your outdoor activities.

Well-known for its many mountain lakes, the upper Clarée valley also offers magnificent peaks at over 3000 m altitude. This is how you can climb one of the most beautiful and accessible summits in the Hautes-Alpes: Mont Thabor.

On the edge of the Italian border, discover La vallée Étroite. Parallel to the Clarée valley, this valley is French on paper, but Italian at heart. Indeed, it'shard to feel French in a place where Italian is spoken and eaten. The Vallée Étroite is a trip to Italy without even crossing the French border.

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Between nature and culture, this secret destination offers many nuggets to discover around Briançon.

The villages of Cervières, Villard-Saint-Pancrace, Puy-Saint-Pierre and Puy-Saint-André are its very essence.
Situated between the Col de l'Izoard and Briançon - Serre-Chevalier, these charming villages have a rich military and religious history, but above all they are peasant villages.
Unspoilt villages, some perched high above the sea, with breathtaking views over the Durance and Serre-Chevalier valleys... Disconnection guaranteed, far from the crowds of the big resorts.
As for the Col de l'Izoard, it's an emblematic route of the Alps, well known for the many passages of the Tour de France, but it's also the grandiose gateway to the Queyras!

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Col de l'Izoard autumn- Papa Aurélien Aurélien Papa

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La Grave ©Alpes Photographies Alpes Photographies

Meije country On the edge of the high mountains

The emblematic Montagne de La Meije proudly dominates the landscape, creating an exceptional backdrop for all explorations. It is without doubt one of the most beautiful mountains in the Alps.

M(ei)jestueuse, elle surpligne du haut de ses 3983m la haute vallée de la Romanche où se blotent les deux jolie petites communes de La Grave et Villar d'Arène, chacun entourées de leurs hamlets et labellées Villages d'Alpinisme des Écrins.
At the gateway to the Ecrins National Park, between the Col du Lautaret and the village of La Grave, come and discover the best that nature has to offer, from glaciers to mountain pastures and cliffs.

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The High Valleys
A 4-season destination

At La Grave, Clarée and Izoard, nature is experienced in all 4 seasons! From snow to flowering alpine meadows and golden larch forests, discover the Hautes Vallées all year round.

Morning light from the aiguille rouge ©T.Blais

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Itinérances dans les Hautes Vallées - Itinérance Mont Thabor - Refuge du Chardonnet ©T.Blais

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A colorful lunch at Brin Sauvage Névache ©Brin Sauvage

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Maison des bêtes a laine ©F. Dupuis

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Itinérances en clarée - Sommets en Clarée - Bivouac au sommet du Thabor vue ©T.Blais
Itinérances dans les Hautes Vallées - Itinérance Mont Thabor - Refuge du Chardonnet ©T.Blais
Plateau d'emparis bivouac ©T.Blais (54)
Sunset in the Clarée - Foehn M.
Goleon lake and refuge ©T.BLAIS
Around the Col d'Arsine © T. Blais
Col des beraudes and Chardonnet hikes - Blais T.
Sunset at lac du pontet T. BLAIS
Summer photography in Clarée - Blais T.