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Clarée valley

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hautes-Alpes

Clarée valley - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hautes-Alpes
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Crossed by the river of the same name, the stunning Clarée valley is dotted with charming villages and hamlets featuring beautiful churches decorated with wall paintings and sundials, houses with larch shingle roofs and picturesque chapels, all surrounded by unspoiled nature.

The religious buildings worth visiting are the 15th-century church of Saint-Marcellin in Névache, 17th-century church of Saint-Claude in Val-des-Prés, 16th-century church of Saint-Sébastien in Plampinet and the chapel of Fontcouverte.

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Clarée valley

Clarée Valley, certainly one of the prettiest towns... In the lower one (to Névache), like the above (Névache), heaven exists.

To enjoy the white water, flora, and its snowy peaks, it will choose the month of June... depending on temperatures. For June hiking, remember the spikes or the jacket, they could serve.

Valley High Clarée (© Jean Espirat)
Valley High Clarée (© Jean Espirat)
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High Clarée (© Jean Espirat)
High Clarée (© Jean Espirat)
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Chapel of Our Lady of Fontcouverte (© Jean Espirat)
Chapel of Our Lady of Fontcouverte (© Jean Espirat)
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Hameau de Fontcouverte (© Jean Espirat)
Hameau de Fontcouverte (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama Plampinet (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama Plampinet (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama of Val-des-Prés (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama of Val-des-Prés (© Jean Espirat)
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Notre-Dame-de-Fontcouverte (© Jean Espirat)
Notre-Dame-de-Fontcouverte (© Jean Espirat)
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Inside the chapel of Our Lady of Fontcouverte (© Jean Espirat)
Inside the chapel of Our Lady of Fontcouverte (© Jean Espirat)
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Explanation of the chapel of Fontcouverte (© Jean Espirat)
Explanation of the chapel of Fontcouverte (© Jean Espirat)
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carved door of the church of Névache (© Jean Espirat)
carved door of the church of Névache (© Jean Espirat)
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Inside the church of Névache (© Jean Espirat)
Inside the church of Névache (© Jean Espirat)
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carved stone against the west wall of the church of Névache (© Jean Espirat)
carved stone against the west wall of the church of Névache (© Jean Espirat)
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carved panel the former commander of Névache (© JE)
carved panel the former commander of Névache (© JE)
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Clarée Valley by a month of mild June
Clarée Valley by a month of mild June
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the Clarée, ice blue, and flowers galore
the Clarée, ice blue, and flowers galore
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! La Clarée
! La Clarée
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Foncouverte Chalets
Foncouverte Chalets
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trails well signposted hiking
trails well signposted hiking
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flowers on solid background Cerces
flowers on solid background Cerces
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Lac Laramon, rhododendrons...
Lac Laramon, rhododendrons...
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the Laramon way up to Lake Serpent
the Laramon way up to Lake Serpent
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Laramon
Laramon
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Serpent Lake
Serpent Lake
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botanists will find their heart's content
botanists will find their heart's content
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! All prettier than the other
! All prettier than the other
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bluebells
bluebells
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by Pamplinet: Lake Chavillon Tabor
by Pamplinet: Lake Chavillon Tabor
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Surprise in the pasture Lake Chavillon
Surprise in the pasture Lake Chavillon
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Lake Chavillon backdrop of Mount Tabor
Lake Chavillon backdrop of Mount Tabor
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Flora - fat altitude Plants
Flora - fat altitude Plants
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Just aft of the lake, dive into the valley and close access to Mount Tabor
Just aft of the lake, dive into the valley and close access to Mount Tabor
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Névache Valley: beginning of many excursions
Névache Valley: beginning of many excursions
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Top Névache to refuge Drayères
Top Névache to refuge Drayères
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on the right: Lake Muandes long, round... left: Lake Béraudes
on the right: Lake Muandes long, round... left: Lake Béraudes
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Haute Clarée: amount lakes of Muandes
Haute Clarée: amount lakes of Muandes
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Reflection in a lake Muandes
Reflection in a lake Muandes
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Massif des Cerces seen a Muandes lakes
Massif des Cerces seen a Muandes lakes
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Reguge north massive Cerces at the bottom of the high Clarée
Reguge north massive Cerces at the bottom of the high Clarée
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for the return, go right bank of the Clarée to join parking: magnificent
for the return, go right bank of the Clarée to join parking: magnificent
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right bank Clarée
right bank Clarée
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high Clarée
high Clarée
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Go over the bridge to Lake Béraudes, Red Lake and the left bank of the Clarée starting from the parking lot
Go over the bridge to Lake Béraudes, Red Lake and the left bank of the Clarée starting from the parking lot
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upstream Clarée, left bank of the parking lot
upstream Clarée, left bank of the parking lot
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Larch flowers
Larch flowers
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the June snowfields
the June snowfields
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Crocus feet in icy water Clarée
Crocus feet in icy water Clarée
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Refuge Drayères: high Clarée background
Refuge Drayères: high Clarée background
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high Clarée
high Clarée
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Signage for Lake Béraudes
Signage for Lake Béraudes
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in June, still frozen lake
in June, still frozen lake
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Lake Béraudes
Lake Béraudes
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Hellebore...
Hellebore...
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fish Clarée
fish Clarée
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Good way to the valley and Névache collar
Good way to the valley and Névache collar
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trail rising steadily
trail rising steadily
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Chapelle Saint-Michel
Chapelle Saint-Michel
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the trail is steeper
the trail is steeper
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Looking back
Looking back
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the path s' high
the path s' high
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