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.
Skiing can be an expensive hobby so a new league table listing the country's cheapest ski resorts could come in handy for those on a budget. Accommodation site Locasun has come up with a pricing classification system for 20 of the most popular ski resorts in France based on the cost per kilometre. And the title for the cheapest resort goes to Serre Chevalier in the southern French Alps, where the price of speeding downhill works out at just €2 per kilometre. However, if size is taken out of the equation and the resorts are ranked on cost alone – including accommodation, lift passes and equipment hire – Serre Chevalier drops to the middle of the table, with a week's stay costing on average €499 per person, while Puy-Saint-Vincent in the Hautes Alpes comes out cheapest, with a week's stay costing €363.72. Check out this article: http://www.thelocal.fr/20141107/cheapest-ski-slope-france-most-expensive
A 6 day pass for Pelvoux is only €75 and includes a day at PSV. A 6 day pass for PSV is €153 and gives you the right to also spend a day skiing at each of the following: Serre-Chevalier/Briancon, Montgenevre, Sestrieres/La voie lactee, Les 2 Alpes, L’Alpe d’Huez, La Grave and Pelvoux. http://www.ski-pelvoux.com/8-special-semaine-6-jours http://ski.puysaintvincent.com/Fichiers/Internet/Cgv/cgv-9001-Tarif-caisse_FR.pdf