The Buëch valley
The Buëch valley
In a low mountain region, the Buëch valley is dominated by a few peaks including the Céüse mountain (2,016 metres) and the Chabre mountain (1,352 metres). A necessary passage between the Durance Valley and Grenoble, via the Croix-Haute pass, the Buëch Valley (Pays du Buëch, in French) is a remarkable tourist stop for many reasons. Let’s take a closer look at the numerous treasures of the Buëch valley that surrounds the Hauts de Rosans campsite.
Gentle mountains and perched villages of the Buëch valley
The mountains of the Pays du Buëch rise south of the High Alps, the main destination for holidaymakers being the Baronnies Provençales Natural Park. Between apple trees, pear trees, lavender fields, it is an extraordinary natural area that offers, to those who venture there, all its beauty secrets. The perched villages of the Pays du Buëch, Serres, Rosans or l’Epine, are also characteristic of this region, offering holidaymakers a chance to stroll along the narrow streets where art crafts and Provencal traditions can be discovered and enjoyed at will.
For nature lovers, the Buëch valley offers all that one can hope for. From the refreshing water points of the Gorges de la Méouge to the water bodies of the Iscles in Veynes or the Germanette in Serres, there is plenty to choose from.
The internationally renowned cliffs of Orpierre offer strong sensations, just like the free flight on the mountain of Chabre overhanging Laragne-Montéglin. For those who prefer to stay on the ground, mountain biking and hiking are activities of choice in the Buëch valley. The relief of the Pays du Buëch varies between 500 and 2,700 meters of altitude offering, to those who have the chance to venture there, extraordinary panoramas on the arboricultural plains, the crests and the cliffs. The omnipresent nature is wild and extremely varied. Whether beginners or experienced naturalists, the Buëch is an immense 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 of approach and frequentation than walking. (…) The process of walking is to transform oneself into a magnifying glass or a telescope.” J. Giono – Translated extract from a chronicle written on 15 October 1967 at the Dauphiné Libéré, entitled “walking”.
An area highly appreciated by climatologists and geologists, the Pays du Buëch offers a diversity of fauna and flora, mainly because of its privileged position between two particularly appreciated areas: Provence on one side and the Alps on the other.
The climate benefits from a Mediterranean influence with a humidity and sunshine rate that has nothing to envy that of the Côte d’Azur. As for the North wind, it gently moves the clouds away, giving the sky of the Pays du Buëch, the blue colour that characterises it.
A land of well-being and discovery, the Buëch valley has many treasures to discover during your camping holidays in the Hautes-Alpes.