Saint-Véran

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Saint-Véran - Tourism in the Hautes-Alpes

Perching at an altitude of 2,042 m in the heart of Queyras Regional Nature Park, the mountain village of Saint-Véran, designated one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France, is also the highest village in Europe. Enjoying a unique natural setting, this magnificent village has preserved a remarkable built heritage from its past that bears witness to the rural life of old.

Picturesque chalets with fustes (the fuste is the upper part of a chalet with walls made of stacked-up tree trunks, where harvested forage was dried and stored over winter), a listed church and old houses topped with larch shingle or lauze roofs characterise the different hamlets of Saint-Véran. Walking around you will also discover charming wooden fountains, chapels, sundials, wayside crosses, communal ovens and an old fire engine.

Worth visiting: La Vieille Maison Traditionnelle (traditional old house) and Soum museum, located in the oldest house in Saint-Véran.

In winter, the village of Saint-Véran turns into a pleasant winter sports resort, ideal for a family holiday.

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View from the access road (© Jean Espirat)View from the access road (© Jean Espirat)
 
traditional regional Habitat (© Jean Espirat)traditional regional Habitat (© Jean Espirat)
traditional regional Habitat (© Jean Espirat)traditional regional Habitat (© Jean Espirat)
 
Traditional accommodation (© Jean Espirat)Traditional accommodation (© Jean Espirat)
 
Main Street (© Jean Espirat) Main Street ( © Jean Espirat)Main Street (© Jean Espirat) Main Street ( © Jean Espirat)
Saint-Veran, typical (© Jean Espirat)Saint-Veran, typical (© Jean Espirat)
 
Balconies wood abundantly flowering (© Jean Espirat)Balconies wood abundantly flowering (© Jean Espirat)
House in the sky (© Jean Espirat)House in the sky (© Jean Espirat)
 
Fontaine du Châtelet (© Jean Espirat)Fontaine du Châtelet (© Jean Espirat)
One of the lions front of the church (© Jean Espirat)One of the lions front of the church (© Jean Espirat)
 
Mount Viso, seen from the chapel (© Jean Espirat)Mount Viso, seen from the chapel (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama from the chapel (© Jean Espirat)Panorama from the chapel (© Jean Espirat)
 
Panorama from Lake Road (© Jean Espirat)Panorama from Lake Road (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama on Mount Viso (© Jean Espirat)Panorama on Mount Viso (© Jean Espirat)
 
Lake Saint-Veran and refuge White (© JE)Lake Saint-Veran and refuge White (© JE)
Lake Saint-Veran and refuge White (© Jean Espirat)Lake Saint-Veran and refuge White (© Jean Espirat)
 
Lake Saint-Veran (© JE)Lake Saint-Veran (© JE)

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