The Haute Durance Valley
The water of the Durance River gush from a spring nestled at 2,459 meters above sea level, on the eastern slope of the Mont des Anges. The Haute Durance Valley extends from Montgenèvre to Châteauroux-les-Alpes and remains wild, showing almost no impact of the human activities.
Going down the course of the Durance from its source, you will pass through the town of Briançon. With its ramparts and citadels fortified by Vauban, Briançon is a small town of character, with a very rich historical heritage. The fortress of Montdauphin was erected by King Louis XIV’s builder. It shelters within its walls a real village and locks the Durance valley at the confluence with the Guil river.
Nature and outdoor activity lovers will enjoy the Haute Durance valley. It is an ideal playground for hiking, rafting, canyoning, climbing, cycling, mountain biking, or even going on a via ferrata… In winter, you can go skiing in the resorts of Montgenèvre, Serre Chevalier, les Orres or Réallon…