The Land of Buëch
In medium mountain, the Pays du Buëch is dominated by a few peaks including the Céüse mountain (2016 metres)and the Chabre mountain (1352 metres). An obligatory passage between the Durance Valley and Grenoble, via the Col de la Croix-Haute, the Pays du Buëch is a remarkable tourist stage for many reasons.
Zoom on the treasures of the Pays du Buëch, around the campsite Les Hauts de Rosans.
Gentle mountains and hilltop villages of the Buëch region
The mountains of the Pays du Buëch rise to the south of the Hautes-Alpes, the main destination for holidaymakers being the Parc naturel des Baronnies Provençales.
Between apple trees, pear trees, lavender fields, it is an extraordinary natural expanse which offers, to those who venture there, all its secrets of beauty.
The the perched villages of the Pays du Buëch, Serres, Rosans or l’Epine, are also characteristic of this region, offering holidaymakers hours of strolling along the narrow streets where the artisanat d’art and the Provençal traditions can be discovered and savoured at will.
Activities in direct relation with nature
For lovers of nature and authenticity, the Pays du Buëch offers all that one could hope for. From the refreshing waterholes to the gorges of the Méouge to the lakes of the Iscles in Veynes or the Germanette in Serres, there is a wide range to choose from.
The falaises d’Orpierre, known internationally, offers sensations fortes, as does the free flight on the Chabre mountain overlooking Laragne-Montéglin. For those who prefer to stay on the ground, mountain biking and hiking are activities of choice in the Pays du Buëch.
The relief of the Pays du Buëch varies between 500 and 2700 meters in altitude offering, for those who are lucky enough to venture there, extraordinary panoramas on the tree-covered plains, crests and cliffs. The omnipresent nature is wild and very varied. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced naturalist, the Pays du Buëch is a imense territory of fascinating discoveries.
An original place halfway between Provence and the Alps
“Like men, countries have a nobility that can only be known through approach and friendly company. And there is no more powerful tool for approaching and frequenting than walking. (…) The process of walking is to transform oneself into a magnifying glass or telescope.” J. Giono; Extract from a chronicle given on 15 October 1967 in the Dauphiné Libéré, entitled “la marche à pied”.
A zone much appreciated by climatologists and geologists, the Pays du Buëch offers a diversity of fauna and flora, essentially because of its privileged position between two particularly appreciated zones: Provence on one side and the Alps on the other.
The climate benefits from a Mediterranean influence with notably a humidity and sunshine rate that has nothing to envy to that of the French Riviera. As for the kiss, it gently cleanses the clouds, giving the sky of the Pays du Buëch its characteristic blue colour.
A land of well-being and discovery, the Pays du Buëch conceals many treasures to be discovered?