We offer comfortable self-catering chalets and apartments in the Vallouise Valley, gateway to the Ecrins National Park.
We are an English family and have lived here in the Hautes Alpes since 2003. We are always on hand to provide support for families, couples and groups, whatever activity you choose; skiing, snowshoeing or ice climbing in Winter. Walking, hiking and trekking (the GR54), kayaking, climbing and Via Ferrata in the Spring, Summer and Autumn.
Enjoy the best alpine holiday gites in the Southern French Alps! Great accommodation, multi activity courses, and plenty of outdoor family action in this huge and diverse mountain arena. And make full use of our 300 days of sunshine – it’s the Mediterranean in the Mountains!
After a very successful Autumn art course we will be running another watercolour painting fully catered course in Vallouise in May 2015. Since we only run very small courses everyone is welcome from beginners to advanced painters. See pictures from our Autumn course on this page of our website: http://www.alpbase.com/photos/by_category/62 and Dawn Prettys website: http://www.dawnpretty.com/
We have the great pleasure to have teamed up with a fantastic painter; Dawn Pretty to be able to offer a special weeks painting holiday this Autumn in Vallouise to capture the fantastic Autumn colours here. This course is open to all abilities but limited to 6 people maximum. Click on title for programme and more information.
The Alpbase Autumn Art Course is now in full swing. Lots of technique demonstrations from our artist Dawn, before going out into the beautiful Autumn colours of Ailefroide to put it all into practise!
Lottie and Jerry climbed the Dome des Ecrins today 25th June 2014, on the 150th anniversary of Edward Whympers 1st ascent. So now we want to know "is Lottie the youngest English girl ( just 16) to climb this"?