The area known as Ecrins can be found in the Haute-Alpes region of France. Ecrins has its own national park, one of only nine to be found in the whole of the country. An Ecrins holiday is very popular with visitors who are looking for an active outdoor holiday, whatever the weather. An Ecrins holiday rental house is guaranteed to provide visitors with a host of great amenities as well as breath-taking views of the nearby Massif des Ecrins Mountains.
An Ecrins holiday is jam-packed with wonderful outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy – so much so that it is highly unlikely that you will fit them all in within a few weeks! Visitors can enjoy activities throughout the year in the area including sledding, skiing, ice skating, small game hunting, white-water rafting, fly fishing, swimming, mountain climbing, mountain biking and hiking.
If you have enough energy left to leave your comfortable Ecrins holiday rental house for the day then it is recommended that you head for the city of Grenoble which is approximately 3 hours away. One of the biggest attractions of Grenoble has to be La Bastille, a series of fortifications perched on mountains above the city. There is a unique shaped cable car to transport visitors to the top of the mountains to take in some of the most beautiful vantages of Grenoble. Many visitors to the city also flock to the Museum of Grenoble which houses an extensive collection of Ancient Egyptian antiquities as well as artefacts from the Roman and Greek periods. Not to be missed on a trip to Grenoble is the Palace of the Parliament of Dauphine which was the seat of the country’s parliament up until the end of the French Revolution in 1799.
If the weather plays a huge part in deciding whether to book a fabulous Ecrins holiday rental cottage or not, then you must know that you can expect to enjoy warm summers but colder winters. Most people choose to enjoy an Ecrins holiday between the months of July and August when the daytime temperature can be as much as 27°C. The winter months of December and January provide lower daytime temperatures of between -3° and 7°C. The annual rainfall amount for the area is 18 inches.
Travellers on an Ecrins holiday are likely to arrive at Grenoble Airport (GNB) which is just under 3 hours’ journey away from the area. Airlines that have cheap, frequent flights to Grenoble include easyJet and BMI. UK passengers can depart the country from several airports such as Birmingham (BHX), London Gatwick (LGW), Luton (LTN) and Bristol (BRS).