The resort town of Devoluy is on the border between the Hautes-Alpes and the Isere regions. It is particularly popular as a ski destination in the winter with 100 kms of piste and 20 lifts. During the summer it makes an ideal base for hiking and exploring the nearby towns such as Gap and Grenoble.
The area offers a host of winter sports including alpine and cross country skiing, tobogganing, snowboarding, snow shoeing and snowmobiling.
Devoluy holiday homes offer plenty to see and do in this lovely area in the summer. Go hiking, mountain biking, climbing, boating, fishing, kayaking and horseback riding in this Hautes-Alpes region of Provence.
The area is known for its diverse cuisine and high quality restaurants. Sample a cheese fondue or raclette, a dish cooked at the table. Walnuts are widely enjoyed in the area as is the local Chartreuse liqueur.
Grenoble is known as the Capital of the Alps and it has access to many mountain sports as well as an excellent university. The city offers a day of culture, good dining, museums and shopping. Great views of the city can be enjoyed from La Bastille, a 19th century fortress reached by cable car or hiking.Gap
The bustling town of Gap is just 36 km from holiday rentals in Devoluy and is well known as a health resort. It is located on the River Luye and was an important junction on the historic Route Napoleon.
Aix-en-Provence is one of the area’s most popular towns to visit. Once the capital of Provence, it has superb architecture, sunny squares, an impressive cathedral and broad avenues. The city also has fine fountains including La Rotunde, the Fountain of Nine Canons and the Fountain of King René. The Cours Mirabel is lined with grand houses and leads to the city ramparts for impressive views.
Holiday rental homes in Devoluy have dry sunny summers with average temperatures reaching 27°C (81°F) in July and August. Winters are cold with daytime highs averaging 1°C (34°F) in January with plenty of snow.
There are no international airports in the Hautes-Alpes so the nearest airport to holiday rentals in Devoluy is Grenoble (GNB) Airport 73 km away. The area is also easy to reach by train from Marseille, Grenoble or Valence with high-speed trains which connect via Paris with the Eurostar from London. A hire car is necessary for exploring the local area.