Find the best place to stay — Vars

Where to stay around Vars?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,146 holiday lettings near Vars. From 854 apartments to 153 chalets, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Vars for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Vars?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Vars. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Col de Vars: 1,582 holiday lettings
  • Les Peyniers 2 Ski Lift: 1,781 holiday lettings
  • Les Peyniers 1 Ski Lift: 1,859 holiday lettings
  • Fontbonne Ski Lift: 1,530 holiday lettings
  • Peyrol Ski Lift: 2,097 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Vars listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Vars?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 854 apartments in Vars. Our other popular types of Vars holiday rentals include:

  • Chalets: 153 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 63 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 18 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Vars?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 293 holiday homes with pool available in Vars. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a self catering cottages or holiday rental in Vars, France your home away from home

    Vars is a small pleasant village in the Hautes-Alpes which is best known as a winter ski resort. Surrounded by the high peaks of the Ecrins National Park, it has excellent powder snow.

    Things to Do in Vars, Hautes-Alpes

    Vars shares the White Forest area of the Hautes-Alpes with neighbouring Risoul. It offers over 180 km of tracks for skiing from holiday rentals in Vars. La Foret Blanche boasts 104 ski runs and 45 km of trails around Vars with a permanent stage for speed skiing. In the snowpark, there is a jump area and a half-pipe to thrill even the most experienced snowboarders. Other things to do in Vars include sleigh rides pulled by dogs, snowshoeing, tobogganing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Ice climbing, skating and helicopter flights are more great ways to enjoy the area. In the summer there are many hiking and nature trails in the Val d’Escreins where local wildlife can be observed.

    Places to Visit Around Vars, Hautes-Alpes

    Guillestre is a picturesque town to visit in a deep valley, about 12km drive from your Vars holiday home. Some of its fortifications and walls can still be seen including the restored tower. The narrow streets and authentic houses with their pastel-coloured paintwork add to the charm. In the summer the fountains can be seen in various squares including unusual wooden fountains on side streets. Large squares and shops make it a pleasant place to linger and there is a market there every Monday. The church at Guillestre is a copy of the cathedral in Embrun, right down to the pair of lions supporting the columns. The Queyras Mountains and the Regional Park at Queyras offer summer hikes from your Vars holiday rental and the Cote d’Azur is within easy driving distance.

    Weather in Vars, Hautes-Alpes

    The area around Vars holiday rentals enjoys pleasantly warm summers and cold snowy winters due to its elevation of 1850m. Temperatures in July reach an average 29°C (84°F) while winters drop below freezing from late December until February. The area has slightly more rain showers in the early summer. Spring and autumn are pleasant and sunny, making it ideal for off-peak hiking breaks from April to early October.

    Travel to Vars, Hautes-Alpes

    There are several airports serving holiday rentals in Vars. Avignon-Caumont (AVN) Airport is about 285 km away and has direct flights from many European cities along with Birmingham, London, Exeter and Southampton in the UK. Nice Cote d’Azur (NCE) Airport and Marseille Provence (MRS) Airport are a little closer and Turin Caselle (TRN) Airport over the border in Italy is about 170 km away, along the A32.

    Attractions in and around Vars

    First time in Vars and looking for things to do? To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for green spaces such as Col de Vars, Maddalena Pass and Col d'Izoard. Winter enthusiasts will find Sainte-Marie, Pure Snowschool and Passion Ski School in the city. Why not also add Fortress of Mont-Dauphin, Plan de Phazy or Jungle Aventure to your agenda?