The Queyras Regional Natural Park[dead link] is in the Hautes-Alpes part of France.

Understand edit

This is one of the smallest regional natural parks in France, south of Briançon and reaching the Italian frontier. It's hard to see, however, how any other park could beat it on sheer beauty, even though its principal peaks are 300 m lower than the giants of Haute Savoie

History edit

The area has only been publicly accessible for a short time and is relatively unspoiled.

Landscape edit

The mountains, though low by Alpine standards, lack nothing in shapeliness.

Flora and fauna edit

The area is remarkably rich in most of the flora associated with Alpine areas. Marmots abound.

Climate edit

There is an extremely friendly micro-climate with a lot of sunny days in a year. However campers in June need to expect extreme cold at night. Because of the variation between this and the heat of the afternoon, streams can become rivers during the day and flowers can be seen growing newly where snow has only recently melted.

Get in edit

Access by road only from Briançon in the north and Giullestre to the west.

Fees and permits edit

Get around edit

See edit

Do edit

As many walks as you can manage. Count the sundials in any Queyras village. They are a speciality of the region.

Buy edit

Eat edit

  • La Cascade. A Logis de France near Ceillac (past the camp sites.)

Drink edit

Sleep edit

Lodging edit

Camping edit


  • Camping Municipal des Moutets
  • Camping les Melezes

Backcountry edit

Stay safe edit

Be very wary of rising water levels from melting snow.

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