Hiking and organic cuisine in the heart of the Queyras-Hautes-Alpes

Published on March 12, 2010
  • © ATOUT FRANCE/Fabrice Milochau

    © ATOUT FRANCE/Fabrice Milochau

Hiking and organic cuisine in the heart of the Queyras-Hautes-Alpes 05200 Embrun fr

Gîtes de France Hautes Alpes


Gîtes de France Hautes Alpes
Arvieux, in the Hautes-Alpes / Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
From 20/02/2010 to 31/12/2010
A weekend or longer

Set in the heart of the Queyras Regional Parc, La Fruitière is made up of two adjoining buildings and is classified 2 "épis" for 12 persons. It bears the "Ecogîte" and "Gîte Panda" labels.

Combining friendliness and technology, this old schoool and adjoining cheese dairy have been restored with natural materials and eco-friendly technologies (lime, hemp, larch, clay, solar cells...). Hervé and Colette, who have always been "green", and are committed to the preservation of the natural habitat that surrounds their porperty, in a protected site, will provide you with all the information necessary for discovering the local wildlife and flora, as well as the various hiking trails permitting you to explore the mountain with non-polluting means (walking, cycling, skiing, snow-shoeing). After all this exercise, you will be able to unwind thanks to Colette who, as a true Cordon-Bleu, will introduce you to her region's culinary specialities, even giving organic cuisine cookery classes in spring and autumn. Yoga classes can be organised with a qualified instructor.

Price : 41 € per night for a single room in half-board, or 30 € in a dormitory

The price includes :
The night's stay, breakfast and a meal. Organic cuisine cookery classes.      
The price excludes :
Yoga classes, transportation, meals outside half-board, tours of tourist attractions, personal expenses.      
How to book
Owner's contact information
Mme GASDON Colette
Route de Saint-André
05200 EMBRUN
Tel: +33 (0)4 92 43 52 62 - Fax: +33 (0)4 92 46 84 86
E-mail: contact@lafruitiere.fr

Reference on www.gites-de-france.com : Gîte d'étape/séjour nº 8311 at Arvieux 

From Gap, follow directions for Guillestre and the Gorges du Guil (D 902) then, at l'Estéyère, follow directions towards Arvieux. After 2km, turn left upon the first sealed track. Villargaudin is two kilometres further on.      


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