"On this warm June evening, I cross the Charnières plateau. I notice a strange shape in the middle of the prairie that is most full of flowers. No, it is not a marmot. I approach, hidden by the alders hanging over the Drac. A perfect lotus position, in the simplest of clothing but respecting decency and decorum, thanks to square of material, a man is meditating. A childlike smile lights up his face."
Daniel Briotet, park ranger in Champsaur
From the car park, at the entrance to Prapic hamlet, go up in the direction of the hostels. At the fork (signpost), go right. The track follows the right bank of the Drac going up to the Charnières plateau. At the oratory, turn left to cross the plateau. Climb the bends which lead to the Saulce chapel. Stay on the right bank to reach the Saut du Laire walkway which will give you access to the eponymous valley, which is the goal of this hike. Return using the same itinerary in the opposite direction.
Coach from Gap to Orcières.
In Orcières village, take the direction to Prapic hamlet where the car park is situated.
House of Champsaur
Information and documentation, temporary exhibitions. Sale of products and works of the Park. In the same space, home office Tourist High Champsaur. Free admission. All animations of the Park are free unless otherwise stated.
Lat: 44.6672, Lng: 6.22795
This trek is within park center, please read access rules.
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