ÉCRINS NATIONAL PARKa protected paradise


Get away from it all in Les 2 Alpes and set off to discover an unspoilt natural environment!
From the entrance to the Écrins National Park, wind along one of the many hiking trails, take part in a white water activity on the turquoise glacial Vénéon river or stroll along the narrow streets of a mountain village.


The Écrins National Park

Between the Northern and Southern Alps, the Écrins National Park is one of France’s 10 national parks, located in one of the highest massifs in France, with over 150 summits at an altitude of over 3,000 metres.
It’s a protected site for mountain wildlife: chamois goats, ibexes, wolves, golden eagles, bearded vultures, griffon vultures, owls, rock ptarmigans, ermines, mountain hares, marmots…
You’ll also find over 2,500 plant species, including 40 rare or threatened species.
The area is home to more than 740 kilometres of hiking trails ranging from short family walks to expeditions that take several weeks.


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Venosc, a gateway to the Vénéon…

Venosc, a traditional village with its cobbled streets and artisans.

Take part in white water activities on the turquoise Vénéon river: rafting, hydrospeeding, hot dogging…

Petit Village De Venosc Veneon
A key hiking site

Saint Christophe en Oisans and la Bérarde

Further along the Vénéon Valley is Saint Christophe en Oisans, one of the birthplaces of mountaineering, boasting renowned cafes and a mountaineering history museum.
Right at the end of the mountain road is the little hamlet of La Bérarde. Perched at an altitude of 1,700 metres, it is uninhabited in winter but a renowned hiking destination. The glaciers surrounding the village invite you to explore this unspoiled, enchanting dreamland.

  • Glacier - 3200m
  • Station 1650 - 1800m
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