This is an enjoyable walk, with some lush vegetation, that it is a pleasure to follow as a means to apply knowledge gained from a visit to the Lautaret pass Alpine Botanical Garden. The high point of this short climb is the Belvedere de l'Homme. It is an invitation to contemplate the high summits of the massif and perhaps encourage us to come back another time to walk towards the Arsine pass, the Adèle mountain refuge or the Emparis plateau that we can imagine in the distance.
Pierrick Navizet - eco-tourism task officer at the Parc national
From the car park below the Lautaret pass, head towards Laurichard where you will quickly come to a crossing. Leave the Laurichard footpath and turn right. Cross a footbridge and progressively walk up the hillside. The footpath crosses over several streams, eutrophic tall herbs and shrub zones and leads to a more open area - where sheep sometimes graze – before reaching the Belvedere de l'homme. Do not go over the barrier, turn back to return to the start point.
Bus route Grenoble - Briançon, via Le col du Lautaret (ligne express régionale : LER 35).
D1091 (Grenoble — Briançon), col du Lautaret.
Information center "Col du Lautaret" (summer only)
Under the gaze of the Meije (3983 m) and surrounded by beautiful meadows celebrated in the great names of botany, the former hospice of the Lautaret called "refuge Napoleon" houses the reception and information Park center - Projections, documentation, books of the Park. Accessible to people with reduced mobility. Free admission.
Col du Lautaret
05220 Le Monêtier-les-bains
Lat: 45.03494, Lng: 6.40566
Maison du Parc du Briançonnais
Located at the foot of the medieval town fortified by Vauban, declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 2008, the Maison du Parc Briançon is a welcoming place of information exchange. Three floors of exhibition to discover : the natural and cultural heritage, the museum of the history of skiing in Briançon. Documentation, maps, guidebooks, books and products of the Park. Guided tours for groups by reservation. Free admission.
Place Médecin-Général Blanchard
Lat: 44.89807, Lng: 6.64312
This trek is within park center, please read access rules.
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