Tourism in Serre-Chevalier, in the Ecrins National Park
Serre Chevalier resort stretches over some 15 kilometers and includes the beautiful Art and History city labeled of Briançon, the villages of Chantemerle, Monêtier-les-Bains and Villeneuve, as well as a constellation of small mountain hamlets. Crossed by the Guisane river, embraced by the Ecrins Park summits and close to the Italian border, it declines all the pleasures of a holiday summer as winter!
The winter sports resort is very famous and popular with both beginners and experienced professionals. With some 250 kilometres slopes for all levels, 59 ski lifts, an excellent drop and a vast off-slopes area, it is the ideal playground for lovers of skiing in all its forms.
Serre-Chevalier is also an extraordinary area to discover in spring, when the snow melts and reveals landscapes of striking beauty. The authenticity of the small hamlets, the splendor of the lakes, where the snow-capped peaks are reflected, will delight hiking enthusiasts and all nature lovers. In summer, you can also practice many sports: mountain biking, canoeing, rafting, trail running, via ferrata, etc. Not to mention the skate park, the bike park and the climbing courses of Villeneuve.
Serre-Chevalier resort has also a rich heritage: you can visit the beautiful city of Briançon, attached to its rocky peak, and whose fortifications, built by Vauban, are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The village of Monêtier-les-Bains also hosts an extraordinary heritage, in the Saint-Pierre chapel : the Museum of Sacred Art, one of the richest in the Hautes Alpes. A moving testimony of the deep faith of the mountain dwellers through the centuries.
Finally, do not miss to discover the surroundings of the valley: the Ecrins National Park, first of all, which contains a very well preserved fauna and flora and reserves exceptional panoramas. You can also treat yourself to a day or more of Dolce Vita by crossing the Italian border, which is only a few kilometers away!