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Aiguilles

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Common Regional Natural Park of Queyras, Aiguilles is a small village located in the department of Hautes-Alpes in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. It takes place in the district of Briançon, in the upper valley of the Guil.

Charming village, Aiguilles is also a ski resort popular with mountain lovers. Skiing, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing or waterfall climbing and are waiting for you in this very family site.

epicureans, you will find your happiness on Aiguilles tables. The village is in fact a production area of ​​Sisteron lamb, wines IGP Hautes-Alpes and Mediterranean wines.

The story is rooted in Aiguilles, with monuments and other buildings more or less old that reflect the heyday of the town over the centuries.

Geographical information

MunicipalityAiguilles
Postcode05470
Tourism label
Latitude44.7819500 (N 44° 46’ 55”)
Longitude6.8695650 (E 6° 52’ 10”)
AltitudeFrom 1400m to 3078m
Surface area40.16 km²
Population458 inhabitants
Density11 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureGap (84 km, 1h23)
Insee code05003
IntercommunalityCC du Queyras
DepartmentHautes-Alpes
RegionAlps

Nearest cities & towns

Abriès5 km (9 min)
Ristolas8.3 km (13 min)
Molines-en-Queyras10.3 km (24 min)
Château-Ville-Vieille11 km (17 min)
Arvieux13 km (20 min)
Saint-Véran16.1 km (34 min)
Guillestre25 km (30 min)
Risoul28 km (34 min)
Ceillac29 km (40 min)
Mont-Dauphin32 km (38 min)
Eygliers32 km (39 min)
Cervières33 km (49 min)
Saint-Clément-sur-Durance33 km (38 min)
Saint-Crépin35 km (40 min)

Things to see and do

In addition to its ski resort, village Aiguilles no shortage of historical and architectural interest with its important heritage.

Built in the eighteenth century, the Sacred Heart Chapel is located next to the church Aiguilles. According to local history, it would have served to Penitents chapel. Nearby, the Saint-Jean-Baptiste church was rebuilt in the course of the seventeenth century. A reshuffle has also occurred in the nineteenth century.

Curiosity Aiguilles, the village of Americans worth visiting. It consists of a set of villas built by the villagers income after having made a fortune in South America.

The Eiffel house building constructed at a World Expo Bordeaux, was rebuilt in the territory of Aiguilles.

The ski resort Queyras, located on the territory of Aiguilles is one of the main attractions of the village. Besides the many ski slopes and frozen waterfall, the village resort offers several fun activities and relaxation.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

From mid-April to mid-October, Aiguilles offers Provencal market on Thursday morning. A Christmas market also takes place in December.

In July, a book festival gives pride to the words and authors.

The festival of street arts meanwhile takes up residence in the month of August.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Ski trekking in the Queyras valleys
Sports sensations65 € Arvieux (10.5 km)
Two-seat paraglider flight or course
Sports sensations75 € to 490 € Ceillac (14.6 km)
Rafting on the River Guil or Durance
Sports sensations28 € to 45 € Guillestre (22 km)
Visit a sundial workshop
Arts and CraftsFreeMont-Dauphin (23 km)
Canoe-kayak on the rivers of Hautes-Alpes
Sports sensations32 € to 115 € Saint-Crépin (24 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Lakes and Snake Laramon
HikeIntermediate3h30Névache (34 km)
Long and Round lakes
HikeIntermediate4h30Névache (34 km)
Refuge Adèle Planchard
HikeAthletic6h45Villar-d'Arêne (47 km)
Descent from the Col du Galibier
Mountain bike itineraryEasy1h10Le Monêtier-les-Bains (48 km)
The Petit Bonheur walking trail
HikeEasy1h30Villarodin-Bourget (48 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels