In the Southern Alps, on the border of the Hautes-Alpes and Alpes de Haute Provence, near the Queyras and Ubaye valley, on the heights of the Vars at 1946m near the top of Vars Pass, the 4-star eco-design Névalhaia Le Chalet is nestled in the valley of Fontbonne, facing the mountain of Peynier, the Mélezin of Châtelret and Paneyron the dome.
Take advantage of this region, a natural treat in the warmer months - go hiking on trails to lakes and pastures, marvel at every step of the mountain flowers and vistas, climb the Alps bicycle passes, hit the slopes on a mountain-bike, practising free flight from Saint- Crépin (20 km), play golf at Bois Chenu in Barcelonnette (35km), discover the military and religious heritage ... or simply breathe in the air of the mountains in peace, recharge your batteries in Vars.
The Col de Vars (2019 meters) has been a historic step of the Route des Grandes Alpes since 1911, scaled 33 times by the riders of the Tour de France.
At the northern foot of the Col de Vars, the town of Guillestre is the crossroads of the high valleys of the Alps. A few steps away stands the remarkable fortress of Mont-Dauphin built from scratch by Vauban in the XVIII century and now listed as Unesco World Heritage site. It is the archetypal mountain stronghold, with its arsenal, two powder magazines, barracks, ramparts and its unfinished church. An amazing architectural classic style in local pink marble that animates the summer concerts and exhibitions of craftsmen.
We recommend car hire to truly explore this region, why not take the opportunity to explore the idyllic sights of Aix en Provence.