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Baratier - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hautes-Alpes

Between the lake of Serre-Ponçon and Pouzenc summit (2898 m), the town of Baratier covers 1490 ha. The old village is located 870 m along the impetuous torrent of Vachères. Subdivisions have emerged over the last thirty years, to the west of the village. Its inhabitants are called Baratons and Baratonnes. A 4 km from Embrun and nearby ski resorts and winter Orres Crévoux, Baratier has retained its old face. The warmth and friendliness of its inhabitants offered to visitors Baratier illustrate the motto "poor but proud and good heart." A rich associational life rhythm of local life. Indeed, throughout the year, local festivals, concerts, parties, outings and shows enliven the village.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude44.5387879 (N 44° 32’ 20”)
Longitude6.4954390 (E 6° 29’ 44”)
AltitudeFrom 780m to 2857m
Surface area15.99 km²
Population518 inhabitants
Density32 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureGap (39 km, 37 min)
Insee code05012
IntercommunalityCC de l'Embrunais
TerritoryAlps, Dauphiné
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Crots4.4 km (6 min)
Embrun4.5 km (9 min)
Saint-Sauveur5.6 km (9 min)
Saint-André-d'Embrun7.4 km (11 min)
Puy-Sanières8.6 km (15 min)
Les Orres8.7 km (14 min)
Savines-le-Lac9.2 km (11 min)
Puy-Saint-Eusèbe10.9 km (20 min)
Châteauroux-les-Alpes11.3 km (12 min)
Crévoux15.7 km (25 min)
Pontis16 km (20 min)
Saint-Clément-sur-Durance16.4 km (16 min)
Prunières17.2 km (20 min)
Saint-Apollinaire17.8 km (25 min)
Le Sauze-du-Lac21 km (24 min)

Things to see and do

The Church of St. Chaffrey built in the 15th century, decorated with its sundial, located Place Saint-Chaffrey.

The grain sorter, agricultural tool that comes from mill family Allard (who is no longer in operation since 1960), in front of the room "the Baratonne".

Hall of larch on the village square.

The narrow streets of the village, fountains ...

Every Thursday evening in the summer, a village tour is narrated by a qualified guide by the Ministry of Culture. Between channel and flood of Vachères, visiting Baratier to explore the issue of water in all its registers: the protection against floods, irrigation, using his strength, energy conversion ... Not to mention the streets of the village hall in the larch or the Church of St. Chaffrey. The trail ends at an exhibition of old photos to compare the landscapes of the late 19th century / early 20th century with those of today.

Three walks starting from the village square: Three loops for walking and hiking marked small. Map available in City Hall.

Tennis, soccer, bowling, children's games.

Day Camp SIVU "The Louie's" In the school holidays the center welcomes all children ages 3 to 12 residents and vacationers from 8h to 18h from Monday to Friday.

Events and festivities

September: Feast of San Chiaffredo Crissolo.

September: European Heritage Days.

September: Bal restaurants for the heart.

October: Festival Comedia dinner theater in the room "The Baratonne."

October: Show patoisan the room "The Baratonne."

November: Concert Choir Room Roc "The Baratonne" organized for the benefit of the local group of Amnesty International.

November: Feast of Saint Chaffrey.

Early December: Ball at the Telethon in the room "The Baratonne."

December: Christmas around Animations - Installation of the crib and carried out by baratons Christmas Eve in the room "The Baratonne."


Baratier stretches along the stream of Vachères
Baratier stretches along the stream of Vachères
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The impetuous torrent Vachères
The impetuous torrent Vachères
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The Church of St. Chaffrey
The Church of St. Chaffrey
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The sundial of the church Saint-Chaffrey
The sundial of the church Saint-Chaffrey
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village hall The Larch
village hall The Larch
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Flock of sheep in the 'Osselin (locality of Baratier)
Flock of sheep in the 'Osselin (locality of Baratier)
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The Pouzenc (2898 m) summit Baratier
The Pouzenc (2898 m) summit Baratier
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Feast of St. Roch Mountain Siguret
Feast of St. Roch Mountain Siguret
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Baratier spring
Baratier spring
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Baratier winter
Baratier winter
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View of the lake of Serre-Ponçon
View of the lake of Serre-Ponçon
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covered market on the village square
covered market on the village square
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Sunday 22 october
Min. 5°C - Max. 11°C
Monday 23 october
Min. 3°C - Max. 18°C
Tuesday 24 october
Min. 2°C - Max. 23°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The essentials: Boscodon Abbey and Castle Picomtal (Crots), Embrun, its cathedral and its treasures, rich heritage villages of Embrun.

Durance and Serre-Ponçon allow you to practice rafting, canoeing, kayaking, hydro, water skiing, banana boat, canoeing, dinghy sailing, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, kite surfing ...

Marked mountain bike trails.

Many famous passes (Izoard Pass, Col du Galibier ..) for the bikers road.

Adventure trail Crots, the Orres ...

Mini-golf to the water of Embrun.

Waterbody Embrun for lounging.

Riding (The Orres, St. Clement ...).

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Maiden tandem paraglider flight
Sports sensations65 € to 175 € Embrun (2.7 km)
Tubing on Lake Serre-Ponçon
Sports sensations17 € Savines-le-Lac (7.5 km)
Rafting in Ubay in the Alps
Sports sensations40 € Le Lauzet-Ubaye (13.1 km)
Canyoning in the Ubaye Valley
Sports sensations42 € Saint-Vincent-les-Forts (15.6 km)
Rafting on the River Guil or Durance
Sports sensations28 € to 45 € Guillestre (18.3 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Tour of Moissière
HikeEasy2h30Ancelle (23 km)
The Arche and the Aiguille
HikeAthletic3h00Ancelle (25 km)
The Piolit
HikeIntermediate4h30Ancelle (25 km)
Tour of the Cuchon
HikeIntermediate5h00Ancelle (25 km)
Ancelle - Voile de la Mariée Waterfall
Car itineraryEasy4h00Ancelle (25 km)


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