Saint-Véran and La Grave
Jewels of the Alps
Located near the Parc National des Écrins, facing the peak of La Meije, La Grave has beautifully retained its authenticity. With its stone buildings, its 11th-century church and its cemetery, decorated with wooden crosses and brass hearts, the village has not surrendered to time’s clutches. Perched at an altitude of 2,042 metres at the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional du Queyras, Saint-Véran, the highest inhabited village in Europe, immediately charms visitors. Wooden chalets and slate roofs mingle in a graceful architectural unity. At each twist of the little streets, fountains, communal ovens and sundials pop up, typical of the local heritage.