Holidaying in the French Alps
Travelling to AlpBase
AlpBase is situated in the south east corner of France, in the Hautes Alpes, 3 hours drive north of Marseille, 2.5 hours drive east of Grenoble and right on the border with Italy. That is why our nearest airport is Turin International Airport (Caselle) - 2 hours drive away. If driving down from the North the aim is to head for Briançon and Vallouise is only 20 minutes from there. If driving up from the South head to Gap, then L’Argentière-la-Bessée, then Vallouise. The same if taking a coach.
If taking the train the best is to take a fast TGV train to Oulx in Italy (40 mins away by car), or Grenoble, from where you can hire a car or get a coach to Briançon and we can pick you up from there. Or take the SNCF services to L’Argentière-la-Bessée. From this train station, Vallouise and our chalets are 15 minutes by car.
From the North (Lyon, Grenoble, Turin): Once in Briançon follow “Toutes Directions” and then Gap/Sisteron the main road heading south on the N94. Five kilometres south of Briançon, at the village of Prelles, take a right-hand turn signposted to Les Vigneaux and Vallouise. At Les Vigneaux turn right onto the D994E signposted Vallouise/Puy-St-Vincent. From the South (Marseille, Aix en Provence, Nice): Take the A51 motorway. Exit at "La Saulce" following signs for Gap/Briançon on the N96, N85 then N94. At L’Argentière la Bessée follow signs to Vallouise on the D994E. Click on the links - Plane, Train, Car, Coach - for more detailed information
- Route 1: Grenoble – Bourg D’Oisans – D1091 - La Grave – Col Lautaret – Briancon – Prelles – Les Vigneaux – Vallouise
- Route 2: Chambery – A43 – St Michel de Maurienne – D902 – Valloire – Col Du Galibier – Col Lautaret – Briancon – Prelles – Les Vigneaux – Vallouise
- Route 3: Chambery – A43 – N543 – Frejus Tunnel - Bardonecchia – E70 – Oulx – SS24 – Montgenevre – Briancon – Prelles – Les Vigneaux – Vallouise
- Route 4: Grenoble – N85 – La Mure – N85 – Col Bayard - Gap – N94 – Embrun – N94 – l’Argentiere La Bessee – Vallouise
- Route 5: Marseille – A51 – Gap - N94 – Embrun – N94 – l’Argentiere La Bessee – Vallouise
As you come up the D994E towards Vallouise you will pass the following locations where we have rental properties: Les Vigneaux; Puy-St-Vincent; Vallouise La Casse; Vallouise; Pelvoux.
Click on the links - Plane, Train, Car, Coach - for more detailed information
Jerry and Jackie Gore