Where do mountain dwellers go on holiday?

To visit other mountain dwellers of course!

View from Le Pain de Sucre

The Queyras, Hautes-Alpes is one of my favourite parts of the Alps and it must certainly be one  of the prettiest. It is a place where afternoon strolls take on a whole new meaning…

An afternoon stroll behind Molines, Queyras

….where lakes mirror the sky and where you can picnic in blissful tranquility.

Lake near to Le Col Agnel

It is perfect for those who want to get closer to the sun. Many of the hikes will take you above 3,000 metres – if you’ve got the legs for it…

View of St. Véran

… and if you haven’t, well, a good shot of culture will probably do you as much good. The old village of St. Véran is a pretty restful place and at 2042 metres, it is the highest village in Europe.

St. Véran, Le Queyras, highest village in Europe

And of course, nothing can beat the local cuisine and the warm welcome of a traditional auberge at the end of the day. Especially when it is run by friends.

Traditional auberge in Le Queyras

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6 Responses to Where do mountain dwellers go on holiday?

  1. tut-tut says:

    Beautiful, especially those shadows in the deep gorge. How many miles did you hike?

  2. meredith says:

    What a beautiful place. Looks like you had great weather for your mountain dweller get away.

  3. Kathleen says:

    What a beautiful land you live in. I am partial to mountains myself. I’m hoping you had a wonderful time.

  4. Lizzy says:

    How does it feel to live in a postcard? Can your scenery get any more lovely? I’m trying very hard not to feel envy, but those pics make it so hard. =)

  5. Mary Alice says:

    So majestic. I miss the mountains. The lake there is beautiful, did anyone wade or was it too cold?

  6. Vilay says:

    Les paysages sont magnifiques et vous m’avez donné envie de visiter St Véran un jour. Merci pour les photos.

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