Located in the south-eastern part of France in the heart of the Hautes-Alpes Department of the country is the Embrun Region. An Embrun Region holiday is perfect for those who love a whole host of activities from the energetic to the slow paced. It is also an ideal destination for visitors who love tradition and culture as many of the small towns and villages in the region have many historical and significant attractions to be enjoyed. Visitors to this area of France will also be able to enjoy spectacular mountain and countryside views from their comfortable Embrun Region holiday rental apartment.
An Embrun Region holiday has a lot to offer the active visitor with a whole range of activities available. If you are feeling energetic you can indulge in outdoor pursuits such as swimming, white water rafting, fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, tennis, golf, horse riding, paragliding, walking, rock climbing and cycling. In addition to this, during the winter months visitors can enjoy activities such as snowshoeing, skiing and snowboarding. An Embrun Region holiday also offers those who love nature and art to enjoy themselves as there are plenty of opportunities for bird watching, photography and painting.
Once you have recovered in your fantastic Embrun Region holiday rental apartment from all the activity, there are plenty of places worth exploring for sightseeing. One of the most interesting towns to visit in the region is Briancon. This small town is home to the magnificent Fort du Chateau that has a huge presence on the town's skyline. Visitors can take tours inside this impressive building during the summer months. Also worth a visit in Briancon is the historic area known as Vieille Ville, which has traditional cobbles streets, gushing fountains and buildings that give a glimpse of life in the past in the mountain town.
If you are considering booking an Embrun Region holiday rental apartment then you will be glad to hear that you can expect very warm summers and mild winters. The warmest months of the year to have an Embrun Region holiday are usually July and August when the daytime temperature reaches as high as 28°C. The winter months of December and January see the daytime temperature drop to around 10°C. The annual rainfall amount for the area is 24 inches.
Travel to Embrun Region, France Travellers on an Embrun Region holiday will most likely arrive at Grenoble-Isere Airport (GNB) which is just under 3 hours away from the area. Air operators that have regular, cheap flights include Air Southwest, easyJet and Monarch Airlines. Passengers can leave the UK from various UK airports including Plymouth (PLY), London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN), Birmingham (BHX) and Bristol (BRS).