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In the heart of the Ecrins, Ailefroide, Natural Conservation Area, 2nd largest French mountaineering zone...

Altitude : 1506 metres


Ailefroide, Hautes-Alpes, 05.
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Bathed in sun 300 days a year thanks to it’s Mediterranean climate, Ailefroide is situated right in the heart of the Ecrins massif, at the top of the superb Vallouise valley.
Lying on the border of the Ecrins National Park you can make the most out of the activities on offer : hiking, climbing, mountaineering for beginners or experienced mountaineers (Barre des Ecrins 4102m, Dôme des Ecrins 4000m, Pelvoux 3946m, etc...) or just stroll or visit some of the surrounding points of interest :

  • Briançon, highest town in Europe, town of art and history.
  • Serre Ponçon lake, the largest artificial lake in Europe.
  • Boscodon Abbey, Argentière Silver Mines and its museum,
  • The Alpine Garden at the Lautaret pass.

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