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Make a holiday rental property or accommodation in Hautes Alpes, France your home away from home

The Hautes Alpes department of southern France is a magnificent rural region consisting of Alpine peaks, deep valleys and wide plains. Tourism has largely missed the Hautes Alpes, making it a truly authentic destination for a holiday, with unspoilt countryside stretching far into the horizon and a cheerful atmosphere which is unlike that of anywhere on the beaten path of French tourism. Taking accommodation in Hautes Alpes provides visitors an unrivalled mix of Provincial sun and Alpine scenery.

Things to do on holiday in Hautes Alpes, France

In winter, the ski resorts of Hautes Alpes draw visitors from across Europe to test the slopes, from the high speed downhill pistes to thigh burning mogul fields. There are over 30 Hautes Alpes ski resorts, the vast majority of which are built around authentic alpine towns, filled with gourmet restaurants serving delicacies with an undeniably local flavour, Alpine chalet style accommodation and magnificent little shops. The huge National Park de Ecrin is home to almost 50% of all the species of plant and animal found in France, including ibex, marmots and chamois, and is crossed with over 1,00km of footpaths.

In summer, the glorious Alpine scenery is a huge draw. Visitors arrive from all overEuropeto go walking, riding, mountain biking, climbing and para-gliding in the mountains, meaning that Hautes Alpes property is in high demand all year round. The rivers which cascade down from the Alps before slowing and widening across the plains also provide visitors to accommodation in Hautes Alpes with a huge range of leisure options. White water rafting and kayaking thrive during the spring when the melt waters fill river channels, turning them into gushing white water courses. The low land rivers attract those hoping to go sailing or canoeing during the summer months when the climate turns warm too.

The gastronomy of the Hautes Alpes department is excellent, and has a distinct flavour from many other regions in France. The cheeses and honeys produced in the Hautes Alpes mountains are full of flavour, and make taking a self catering property in Hautes Alpes a genuine delight.

Places to visit on holiday in Hautes Alpes, France

The Hautes Alpes ski resort of Serre Chevalier is one of the most popular places to take holiday rental accommodation in Hautes Alpes. Boasting the second largest ski area in the world, Serre Chevalier is a magnificent destination for any standard of skier or snowboarder. Despite having over 300 days of sunshine a year, the snow record in Serre Chevalier is remarkable, and the scenery only adds to an already sensational skiing holiday.

Montgenevre is another excellent skiing resort on the huge Milky Way ski domain. It is a very small, traditional resort, just a few miles from the Italian boarder. Skiing is the main priority from a Hautes Alpes property in Montgenevre, as there is little après-ski to enjoy.

The ancient town of Embrun is a stunning town, which provides a sensational base for walking, riding and mountain biking holidays in Hautes Alpes, and during the spring, the Durance River is filled with white water rafts and kayaks.

Weather in Hautes Alpes, France

Hautes Alpes is an amazingly sunny department of France, receiving over 300 days of sunshine every year. Temperatures are delightfully warm yet not hot during the summer. Average temperatures from July until September hover around 20°C, with daily peaks reaching almost 30°C. In the winter months, when the Hautes Alpes ski resorts are in full flow, temperatures average close to 4°C.

Travel to Hautes Alpes, France

There are no airports receiving direct flights from the UK in the Hautes Alpes. In order to reach a Hautes Alpes rental property, you must fly to Nice (NCE), Marseille (MRS) and Toulon (TLN), and drive a Hautes Alpes rental car, catch a bus or train.

    Exceptional! 5/5
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    • 4 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 14
    Chalet #1894025
    7
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (16 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 8
      Chalet #1420461a
      16
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
        (34 reviews)
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        • 5 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Separate Toilets
        • Sleeps 10
        Apartment #635086a
        34
        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5/5
          (11 reviews)
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Apartment #1437339a
          11
          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (7 reviews)
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Apartment #1389474a
            7
              Excellent! 4.5/5
              (4 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Bungalow #1364354a
              4
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                Excellent! 4.7/5
                (12 reviews)
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                • Studio
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 5
                Studio #1397570a
                12
                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                  (8 reviews)
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                  • 5 BR
                  • 4 BA
                  • Sleeps 11
                  Cottage #1213762a
                  8
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (8 reviews)
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                    • Studio
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Apartment #1307594a
                    8
                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 4 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 8
                      House #851616a
                      9
                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                        (9 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Apartment #1412910a
                        9
                          • 4 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 10
                          Multiple rentals Chalet #1069078a
                          3
                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 4 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 10
                            Multiple rentals Chalet #1069078a
                            2
                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 4 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 8
                              Apartment #1468950a
                                • 3 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Chalet #1468952a
                                  • 5 BR
                                  • 5 BA
                                  • Sleeps 12
                                  Chalet #1468953a
                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 4 BA
                                    • Sleeps 12
                                    Chalet #1468949a
                                    1
                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 4 BA
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      Chalet #1468948a
                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                        (43 reviews)
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                                        • Studio
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Studio #646316a
                                        43
                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #1437587a
                                          2
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Separate Toilets
                                            • Sleeps 7
                                            Villa #844776a
                                            15
                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                              (14 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Apartment #871794a
                                              14
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                                                • 5 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                Chalet #1298968a
                                                3
                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                  House #1185309a
                                                  3
                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                    (8 reviews)
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Apartment #1344122a
                                                    8
                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                      (36 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Farmhouse #836380
                                                      36
                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Apartment #1442194a
                                                        3
                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (6 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                          Cottage #684778a
                                                          6
                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                            (10 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Apartment #1320945a
                                                            10
                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                              (10 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Chalet #1356254a
                                                              10
                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Apartment #1380893a
                                                                5
                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Apartment #1309737a
                                                                  12
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (26 reviews)
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                    Apartment #1681129
                                                                    26
                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (28 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Apartment #6072904
                                                                      28
                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                                        Chalet #875512a
                                                                        14
                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                          (5 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Apartment #1335454a
                                                                          5
                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Chalet #1736241
                                                                            3
                                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                              (5 reviews)
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                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Apartment #644880a
                                                                              5
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Apartment #629537a
                                                                                17
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                  (15 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Studio #6590021
                                                                                  15
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                    (8 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    Chalet #1465438
                                                                                    8
                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Apartment #567378a
                                                                                      17
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (8 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilets
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        Chalet #610020a
                                                                                        8
                                                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (4 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 12
                                                                                          House #1331885a
                                                                                          4
                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                                                            Chalet #1931918
                                                                                            2
                                                                                              • Studio
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #740137
                                                                                              3
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (14 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Apartment #6226556
                                                                                                14
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                  Chalet #6410662
                                                                                                  2
                                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #6673422
                                                                                                    4
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Apartment #1660219
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Superb apartment

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      As a family of five we had a lovely stay in Briancon. The apartment exceeded our expectations. The spaciousness and comfort of the apartment was worth not being slopeside for, saying that it is only a very short walk to the cable car in Briancon or a 10 minute drive to Chantemerle cable car anyway. The kitchen was well equipped and had everything you needed for self catering. The bedrooms and sofa bed were all very comfortable with linen and towels provided. The open plan living area was great for evenings after a day out skiing. Shops, bakers, butchers, bars and restaurants are all within a few minutes walk. You can walk up into the old town of Briancon in 15 minutes for stunning views and even greater choice of restaurants. I would highly recommend this apartment and Olivier was extremely friendly and helpful.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Wonderful holiday spot

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I recently stayed here for a skiing trip with my husband, in laws and young sons. Although we thought before hand it would be a squeeze there was plenty of room for us all and the facilities were brilliant. We had everything we needed and had a fabulous time. Will definitely be booking again next year. Wonderful memories made. Thank you!!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 06, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017