OUR REGION

Our (small) village

 

 

 

Les Eymards is a peaceful village next to the side of the mountain, faraway of the pollution and noise (have a look to the presentation picture).

It is part of the municipality of Saint-Crépin, a small little mountain town, between the valleys of Queyras and Vallouise, and also at the doors of Italy.

 

Our place is known for the fact of mixing mountain and good weather, a mountain climate conditioned by the Mediterranean sun

You will be able to enjoy a large number of activities in winter as well as in summer.  Your stay will allow you to discover our authentic and cultural rich heritage.  

 

 

CRAFTWORK AND TRADITION

 

The craftsmen of the Hautes-Alps are keepers of traditions and secular trades which continue through the time. 

Unyielding basketmakers, wood sculptors, but also potters and toy makers keep the tradition for the enjoyment of everyone. 

 

 

CUISINE AND PRODUCTS OF OUR REGION

 

Alps cuisine is simple and is always ready to make feel better the lost or tired traveller after a long walking. 

Cold meat, mountain cheeses, pies and cabbage sausages, potatoes and cheese “tourtons”, “crozets” (pasta with cheese and cream) will be an enjoyment for any “gourmet”.   

 

 

WATER IN ANY STATE

 

2000 Km. Of rivers where 500 Km. are ready to practice water sports, and also 75 lakes and marshes.

The lakes and water falls of the “Ecrins” and the “Queyras” but also the thermal or calcareous waters of Plan de Phazy near Guillestre and the amazing spring (see picture) from only 1 Km. Of Saint-Crépin have create in the region an original geography full of life. 

The Durance, which starts upon the Montgenèvre in the Mountain of the Angels, irrigates plentifully our valley and allows the practice of a large number of sports.

 

 

RURAL ARCHITECTURE AND ALPINE ART

 

We will find the two most characteristics examples of rural architecture in the valley of Queyras, the facades are made of scaffoldings with larch intertwined beams in the town of Saint-Véran, and the “arcade-houses” in Brunissard and Arvieux.

In the whole region, the church and houses facades flaunt some marvellous sun clocks.

 Who is keen on architecture will also appreciate the churches of the department, testimony of an alpine art, mixed between Provencal and Lombard Romanesque art (XV-XVI centuries)

 

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