The Valgaudemar area will fascinate you with its alpine character and glacial sites. Although life is sometimes difficult here, it expresses the deep attachment the inhabitants have for their valley. Meeting with them will be enough to persuade you.
After crossing Les Paris, take the first wooded trail to the left. Follow it for 200 m before crossing the main road. The trail soon splits in two, take the left route that leads to the trail along the Costes canal. Follow this trail in a north-easterly direction. A surfaced road 300 m away leads to Saint-Jacques-en Valgaudemar. Leave the road after a fountain, cross the Herbeys canal and follow it for 800 m. An earth trail then a surfaced road (700 m) will take you to Séchier. Carry on up on the right and cross the village until you link up with the canal and follow it along the cool shady banks for 2 km. Leave it before La Chaup. Almost directly, at the bottom of the steep slope, cross the Chasserand stream before arriving at Lubac. After the Prentiq bridge, turn left, then right where a path, bordered by a stone walls leads to the hamlet of Garets. Continue through the hamlet and further on into the undergrowth to link up to the GR54 after the campsite at the Villar-Loubière bridge. At Les Andrieux, head up towards the Pétarel lakes for roughly an hour and a half. Where the route separates, take to the left down to the hamlet of Portes, then continue towards la Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar.
On the Grenoble-Gap bus route, stop at Saint-Firmin (2 km from Paris)
From the N85, take the D16 towards Lallée where you will follow the D16a and the D316. Take the first road on the right after Entrepierre.
Tourisme Office of Champsaur & Valgaudemar
Open all year: Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm and 14pm to 18pm.
05500 La Fare en Champsaur
Website - 04 92 49 09 35
Lat: 44.67429, Lng: 6.06485
Valgaudemar Park house
Information, documentation and a reception area with permanent and temporary exhibitions. La Maison du Parc is labeled "Tourism and Disability". Free admission. All animations of the Park are free unless otherwise stated.
Ancien Asile Saint-Paul
05800 La Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar
Lat: 44.81836, Lng: 6.19371
This trek is within park center, please read access rules.
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