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Col du Fanget: Nordic and mountain leisure in the Alpes de Haute Provence

Drenched in sunshine throughout the year, Col du Fanget welcomes you in all seasons for a thrilling breath of fresh air. Perched at 1,440 metres, Fanget is a natural site offering a host of activities against the backdrop of Vallée de la Blanche. In winter and summer alike, its underwoods and plateaux are a haven for walkers of all ages – a little paradise where simplicity and hospitality combine to form a dream nature holiday destination.

Skating or cross-country at Fanget?

Fanget features a lively and agreeable Nordic domain, including a 6-km red trail leading to Fissac forest, where the fresh, moist woodland air caresses your face and gives you the energy you need to complete this sporty challenge. A 1.6-km cross-country beginner’s trail allows novices to get their bearings in a more tranquil setting, although the panoramic views are just as spectacular. The resort’s snowshoeing trails are very popular too and a great way to conquer the summits and lap up mesmerizing vistas over Vallée de la Blanche and the Massif des Monges. Enjoy winter at your own pace, have fun and recharge your batteries with walks under the full moon, tasting hikes and orientation courses to name but a few. To find out more, check out the trail map and prices, then book your stay online.

Cool summer activities at Col du Fanget

A summer holiday paradise, Le Foyer du Fanget is the departure point for a host of outdoor family activities, including hikes for all levels. What’s more, you can stop off there to savour a refreshment and relax the body and mind after a rejuvenating foray into the wilderness. The pure air and views over the striking, ragged relief makes this an ideal spot to sit back and lap up life’s simple pleasures. Committed to offering visitors a variety of leisure activities while maintaining its human scale, Col du Fanget regularly renews its leisure offerings. Fancy having a go at archery? Grab your bow, aim and fire! Whether or not you score a bullseye, you’ll have fun putting your skills to the test.

Beyond Col du Fanget

Nestling at an altitude of 1,459 metres, Col du Fanget connects the villages of Seyne-les-Alpes and Auzet. Drink in the panoramic views over the Haute-Provence UNESCO Geopark when you reach the mountain pass on foot or by mountain bike; the valley pans out at your feet, offering a heady sense of freedom. In Seyne-les-Alpes, wander up the village lanes winding up the mountain face and plunge into history at Chapelle Bellevue and Fort Vauban. The many nearby farms (around 60) are well worth a visit too. The village also has a strong donkey-breeding tradition and visitors can enjoy a donkey contest and farrier’s day to appreciate this unique particularity.
Whether you’re a fan of history, fine arts or natural sciences, the Alpes de Haute Provence is a hub of priceless heritage, also offering museums for every taste.

Prepping your holiday at Col du Fanget

Prep your holiday at Col du Fanget by contacting the Blanche Serre-Ponçon Tourist Office on +33(0)4 92 35 11 00, or head over to the Maison du Pays de Seyne les Alpes. You can also browse the Blanche Serre-Ponçon website where you’ll find plenty of info including maps, activities, entertainment, etc.

Shops & Restaurants

The bar-restaurant of the Foyer d’Accueil de Fanget serves great food, complete with sunny terrace. You’ll also find a variety of shops in the surrounding villages, including a supermarket, boulangerie and pharmacy.

 Accommodation

You’ll find a year-round choice of accommodation within easy reach of Col du Fanget, including hotels, campsites, B&Bs and country cottages. Check out the full list here.

Weather & Snowfall

To make the most of your stay, check out the weather forecast and snowfall in real time thanks to the online weather reports and webcams:

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