Welcome to the Queyras region
The Regional Queyras Nature Park
Situated in the Hautes-Alpes department, just on the Italian border, the Queyras region is made up of eight picturesque villages (Molines en Queyras, Saint Véran, Château-Ville-Vieille, Arvieux, Ceillac, Abriès Aiguilles and Ristolas ) which are amongst the highest in Europe, where the warm welcome is equal to quality of life.
Molines, Saint-Véran, Abriès, Arvieux and Ceillac all house family resorts open both winter and summer. Downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoes, hiking, canoeing, cycling, mountain biking… a multitude of activities to discover our territory from every angle. And all this at less than 100 km, as the crow flies, from the Mediterranean coast…
The Queyras benefits from a wonderful climate and an exceptional amount of sunshine with nearly 300 days of sunny weather per year. In winter, as a general rule, it’s one of the most snow-covered massifs of the Southern Alps …
An unchanging style of architecture which is protected. Craftsmen fulfill their work with much love and care in each village, whilst respecting traditions. An incredible, treasured site which has conserved it’s natural beauty, where fauna and fauna abound due to continuing agricultural and pastoral activities.
Molines en Queyras
altitude 1750m – 2450m. 340 inhabitants
Molines, La Rua, Gaudissard, Clot la Chalp, Pierre-Grosse, Le Coin, Fontgillarde, seven hamlets bathed in light, where simplicity reigns, the beauty of the larch wood dwellings welcomes you warmly.
In the village of Molines, the communal oven is re-opened every year for special occasions such as the « Bread festival ».
Italy is a few steps away. The Agnel Col opens up in summer so you can adventure into the Val Varaïta, by car or on foot for the braver amongst you.
Discover a precious patrimony : houses built in the 17th and 18th centuries, of typical architectural style, the unusual belltower, the narrow streets, sculpted wooden furniture and toys, the local honey…
Shops in Molines-en-Queyras
Bar, restaurants, cake shop, baker, butcher, sport shops, clothes shops.
Osteopath (le Clôt la Chalp), tel. 0033 610 74 17 65, Pharmacy 10km away, tel. 0033 492 46 70 09, Medical Centre, tel. 0033 492 48 49 30, Hospital 10 km away, tel. 0033 492 45 70 18