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If you're here for the skiing you'll be interested in La Grave, one of France's most picturesque villages and just a 30minutes cable car up to the glaciers at 3200m, Ancelle, Chateaurox-les-Alpes or Serre Chevalier. As well as downhill skiing, the Hautes-Alpes, and specifically the Parc Naturel Regional de Vecors, is a a fantastic place for cross-country skiers. So many of the best places to stay in the Hautes-Alpes are geared towards outdoor style breaks.
If you're interested in more than just the slopes, Briançon is one of the largest centres in the Haute-Alpes, and also Europe's highest city. It's a fairytale place only accessible by those brave enough to travel the hairpin shaped roads teetering around glaciers, sheer cliffs and peaks, and as the temperature warms, thundering waterfalls.
Briançon is worth the risky-drive though, the old town within its beautiful walls, built in the 17th Century to protect it from the Austrians, is surrounded by spectacular scenery.
This is the ski resort to come to if you want thrilling runs in the mornings, then a run through history in the afternoons. There's even a ski-in ski-out museum installation telling the story of this city and the men who made it great.
If you're planning your visit during the peak winter months, the best places to stay in the Hautes-Alpes get very busy, so get organised and book early. The same can be said for July and August when the region is a haven for hikers and bikers alike.
Still not sure which is the best place to stay in the Hautes-Alpes for you? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in the Hautes-Alpes, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.
A cosy hotel set within a National Park. Rooms are full of character with wooden panel walls, beams and alpine furnishings. A terrace to enjoy spectacular views, superb regional dishes, and minutes from ski lifts and walking routes. Family friendly, great value, and lots to do in the mountains.
In the heart of Le Monetier les bains, minutes from both the ski slopes and the thermal baths. The auberge dates back to the 1650s and the rooms are decorated in traditional french style. Great for foodies and those who like their winter sports in a quieter location.
Wonderful renovated chateau B&B with lake views and stunning grounds. Stately interiors; chandeliers, Venetian mirrors, stained glass windows and wooden beamed ceilings. Lots of salons for meetings and conferences, and suites that sleep up to four. Fresh air for groups, families and conferences.
Les Deux Alpes
A cosy chalet with views of Écrins National Park. Rooms have wooden panelled walls, Alpine decoration, and colourful bathrooms. Indoor and outdoor pool, terrace, full spa and hot tub. Superb food in the Michelin starred restaurant and an elegant bar area. A charming spot in the mountains.