Saint-Crépin Eaux Vives

Whitewater sports

The rivers of the valley that are Durance, Guil or Clarée allow varied practice water sports (kayaking, swimming in whitewater). A whitewater base is located at the entrance of the campsite and the guides work from April to October.

Saint Crépin Eaux Vives
http://www.canoe-kayak-france.com

Aerodrome of Saint-Crépin

Fly away

The aerodrome of Saint-Crépin is known for the practice of mountain flying gliders. Propelled by a cable, the gliders provide another way to cross the region peacefully. A renowned competition for ASK-13 gliders is held in late August.

Aerodrome of Saint-Crépin
http://www.stcrepin-aero.com

 


Hiking and Biking

Between Queyras and Écrins

The foothills of Queyras and Écrins encircle the campsite. The access points are varied, by Dormillouse or the Guions, and the GR 50 and 541 pass on the edge of the campsite. The Junipers thuriferous, 10 centuries old trees that dominate Saint Crepin, can be observed.
Furthermore, mountain bike trails allow to roam the territories of Mont-Dauphin and Guillestre.

Hiking and biking around Saint-Crépin
http://rando.guillestrois.com/fr/
http://rando.ecrins-parcnational.fr/fr/

Climbing

A multitude of sites

Climb the mountains, and the foothills of the maasifs of Ecrins and Queyras offer a dense and varied panel of climbing sites. The site of Saint-Crépin dominates the village, and those of Champcella are nearby. Via ferrata and adventure parks at proximity make the mountains accessible to all.

Climbing sites around the campsite
http://climbingaway.fr/fr/site-escalade/saint-crepin

 

Heritage and Culture

The topography of the Hautes-Alpes is marked by mountain massifs of Écrins and Queyras, and the course of the Durance. Its border location with Italy placed this territory at the heart of strong historical issues.
The preservation and quality of the natural, architectural and cultural heritage, by its history and geography, have transformed the Hautes-Alpes in an area with strong tourist character, appreciated and famous.

Guided tours to discover Saint-Crépin and the Guillestre area
http://www.baroulade.fr/fr/les-circuits-de-baroulade

Tourist offices in the Guillestre area
http://www.pays-du-guillestrois.com

Tourist Office of Guillestre
http://guillestre-tourisme.com

 

The Vauban fortifications

The sites of Briançon and Mont-Dauphin

The Hautes-Alpes offer a protected natural territory and have a rich architectural heritage. The fortified town of Briançon and the Stronghold of Mont-Dauphin, Vauban buildings of the 18th century classified by UNESCO, participate in the fame of this territory.
A path allows to climb up to the Stronghold of Mont-Dauphin while passing the site of the Marmots.

 

Water points

Rivers and lakes

The Durance and the Serre-Ponçon Lake are two of the emblems of the Hautes-Alpes. Water points and bathing areas are numerous. The ponds of Eygliers, Embrun and La Roche de Rame are located around the campsite and are quickly accessible.



The petrifying fountain
http://guillestre-tourisme.com/noesit/!/fiche/fontaine-petrifiante-de-reotier-geologie-537527/

The Petrifying Fountain and the hot spring of Plan du Phazy

Hot springs in the Hautes-Alpes

The petrifying fountain is a natural concretion, formed over time, according to the limestone deposits formed by a carbonate-rich water. The water temperature is above 20°C.
The thermal spring of Plan du Phazy is a hot spring, where you can swim in one of the four basins nearby.

 

To visit

The Boscodon Abbey

The Boscodon Abbey is a Romanesque building from the twelfth century. Classified as historic monument, it has become a dynamic cultural center, offering tours, meetings and live performances.

Boscodon Abbey
http://www.abbayedeboscodon.eu/

To visit

The silver mine of L'Argentière-la-Bessée

The lead deposit of l'Argentiere was mined from the 10th century until 1908. The galleries were dug 300 meters below the mountains, and a factory was built. Since 1992, the site is the subject of archaeological excavations and rehabilitation. This industrial heritage is now open to the public and a museum recounts its history.

The silver mine
http://www.minesdargent.sitew.com

 

And also...

Cinema of l’Argentière-la-Béssée

The movie "L'Eau Vive" is classified Arthouse and welcomes you all year long in its art deco room.

Programme of l’Argentière
http://www.cinefil.com/cinema/cinema-municipal-l-eau-vive-gap/programmation

Contemporary Art Centre of Briançon

The Centre for Contemporary Art of Briancon is a place to encounter different artistic practices. The annual program plans two group exhibitions in winter and summer. In spring and fall, the center organizes thematic and individual exhibitions resonating with local and national cultural events.

The Contemporary Art Centre
http://www.ville-briancon.fr/centre_d_art_contemporain.html