Here is a department that bears his name, as the altitude becomes a norm in the Hautes-Alpes. With a mostly mountainous territory, not to find cities boasting one is not surprised to be the '' highest in France, '' perched villages full of character, ski resorts ... Not that Hautes-Alpes are highly urbanized, quite the contrary: once past https://www.cityzeum.com/tourisme/gap Gap or Briançon, which are far from urban monsters, human concentrations are discrete, for the delight of mountain lovers. These feel a bit like paradise in this department: summer and winter, you can breathe and be looked after in the open, on skis or hiking shoes, through the massive, valleys, along the rivers and protected natural areas ... everything under the sun, because the Hautes Alpes benefits from exceptional sunshine! Things to see and do: the inevitable need to search to include all the '' best '' of this department, as the remarkable natural sites are numerous! A small selection overall though: Two natural assemblies protected absolutely essential: the Ecrins National Park and the Regional Natural Park of Queyras https://www.cityzeum.com/le-queyras-12543. Briançon and Mont-Dauphin, both classified by Unesco for its Vauban fortresses. Many heritage villages have to be on your itinerary: La Grave-La Meije, Saint-Veran in Queyras, Névache https://www.cityzeum.com/tourisme/nevache-34, and many others. Pell-mell, all mountain sports are of course welcome in the Hautes-Alpes: hiking, mountain biking, climbing or mountaineering, white water sports, paragliding, etc, etc ... When come winter and snow, stations

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