Tourism in Jarjayes

in the Hautes-Alpes, the small village of Jarjayes seduces by its authenticity and its prime location, surrounded by the luminous landscapes of the Southern French Alps. By choosing to take the secret roads that lead to this charming village, you will enjoy a completely different pace, far from the hustle and bustle of the big cities.

In this village of the Hautes-Alpes, nature is always present. Numerous hiking trails leave from the village: hikes on hilly paths or simple walks, you can easily find itineraries adapted to both sportsmen and amateurs. Other nature activities are also available in the Southern French Alps: horse riding, climbing, tree climbing, paragliding…

Fruit and vegetables, seafood and fish, white, red or rosé wines with fruity notes, sheep or goat’s cheese… The plurality of terroirs in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur offers a large number of specialties.

Take advantage of your stay in Jarjayes to visit the local producers, directly at their farms, or at the various markets held in the area.

Old churches, chapels or oratories, old houses listed as historical monuments, fountains, wash houses, monasteries or abbeys… The local cultural heritage allows you to discover the women and men who have occupied this alpine valley for several generations.

You can prepare your stay in the department of Hautes-Alpes by contacting the Tourist Office of Jarjayes…

You wish to stay in Southern France? Discover a selection of accommodations to spend your stay in the Hautes-Alpes : guest rooms, campsites, hotels…

The Gapençais

From flowery meadows to snow-capped peaks, the Gapençais has particularly varied landscapes. The mild climate allows you to discover many activities in the heart of nature: walking, cycling, paragliding, climbing… The proximity of the Durance river and the Serre-Ponçon lake gives access to a wide range of water activities such as boat trips, canoeing, water skiing, jet-skiing… Various natural sites and remarkable monuments also await you: the Demoiselles coiffées, the Sapet forest, the Pelleautier lake which is home to many birds, the Saint-Michel chapel on the Serre-Ponçon lake, the Vieux Chaillol in the Parc des Écrins…

Shrine of Our Lady of the Lake

Following the visions of Benoîte Rencurel, a shepherdess who would have seen the Virgin Mary in the middle of the 17th century, a sanctuary was built. This place of pilgrimage is composed of the basilica, Benoîte’s house, the Chapel of the Precious Blood, the Oratory of the Angel’s Pass and the statue on the promontory of Pindreau.