Find the best place to stay — Orcières Merlette

Where to stay around Orcières Merlette?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 205 holiday lettings near Orcières Merlette. From 165 apartments to 14 chalets, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Orcières Merlette is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Orcieres 1850 Ski Resort: 1,812 holiday lettings
  • Telemix Drouvet 1 Ski Lift: 1,838 holiday lettings
  • Loutesskis: 1,807 holiday lettings
  • Le Montagnou Ski Lift: 1,874 holiday lettings
  • Telemix de Rocherousse Ski Lift: 1,814 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Orcières Merlette 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 Orcières Merlette?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 165 apartments in Orcières Merlette. Our other popular types of Orcières Merlette holiday rentals include:

  • Chalets: 14 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 5 self catering accommodations
  • Condos: 4 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Orcières Merlette?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 54 holiday homes with pool available in Orcières Merlette. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Orcieres-Merlette, France your home away from home

    Orcieres-Merlette is a small commune in the Hautes-Alpes department with around 700 residents. Built in the 1960s as a winter ski resort, it also has plenty to offer in the summertime. This large village is in the heart of the Ecrins National Park.

    Things to Do in Orcieres-Merlette, Hautes-Alpes

    The village of Orciere-Merlette is a pleasure to explore with its two-storey Orciere houses which are typically square with a gable end wall acting as the main façade. In winter Orcieres-Merlette holiday cottages are in high demand due to the area’s excellent downhill and cross-country skiing and more unusual activities such as horse-drawn skiing! There are 100km of ski runs and 50km of Nordic ski trails along with a snow park, slalom stadium, dog sledding, ice karting and snow shoeing. There is also a swimming pool with slides, saunas, bowling, cinema and an ice rink at the Grande Ourse complex. The area is popular for hiking in the summer with many routes leading out across the hillside from the village. Climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, tennis and white water rafting are all available in the summer from your Orcieres-Merlette holiday home.

    Places to Visit Around Orcieres-Merlette, Hautes-Alpes

    Prapic is nestled in the Drac Noir Valley and is a popular starting point for many local hikes. Look for the Musée de la Casse which is a collection of local art and everyday objects telling the history of each local profession. Drive around the area to see the sundials or visit Le Creuset Animal Park which is open daily Monday to Saturday in the summer. St Bonnet en Champsaur is one of the few medieval villages in the French Alps. It has delightful architecture with 60 shops and art galleries. Look for the annelles which were rungs used for tethering horses, and the buttarodes, stones which prevented cartwheels from damaging the buildings. The village of St Jean St-Nicolas is a tranquil place to explore.

    Weather in Orcieres-Merlette, Hautes-Alpes

    The area around Orciere-Merlette holiday rentals enjoys warm sunny summers and cold snowy winters due to its elevation of 1450m above sea level. Temperatures in July reach an average 28°C (82°F) while winters drop below freezing in late December until February. The area has slightly more rain in the winter months generally. Spring and autumn are pleasant and sunny, making it ideal for off-peak breaks from April to early December.

    Travel to Orcieres-Merlette, Hautes-Alpes

    There are several airports serving holiday rentals in Orcieres-Merlette. The Avignon-Caumont (AVN) Airport is about 122km 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 further. During the winter a shuttle bus runs from Marseille airport to Orcieres-Merlette.

    Activities and attractions in and around Orcieres-Merlette

    Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Orcieres-Merlette a fun place to get away to. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Grand Ourse Leisure Centre (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
    • Orcieres 1850 Ski Resort (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
    • Roll'Air Cable (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
    • Loutesskis (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
    • Serre-Poncon Aventure (11.6 mi / 18.6 km)
    • La Carline (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Orcieres-Merlette

    Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Orcieres-Merlette. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Ecrins National Park (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
    • Lac de Serre-Poncon (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
    • Embrun Reservior (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
    • Mont Pelvoux (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)