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Welcome to the highest village in Europe

Let’s answer some frequently asked questions about this very special village…

Is it really the highest village in Europe?

Yes ! Apart from Saint-Véran, at an altitude of more than 2000 meters in Europe, you will only find a few hamlets inhabited in the summer or e few modern ski resorts. It is indeed the highest municipality in Europe with a real village that has been living all year round for centuries, a school, a post office, a town hall, etc.

How is the ski area?

In the category of village resorts, sought after for their charm and the human size of the facilities, the ski area is quite remarkable because it connects between two resorts, Saint-Véran and Molines, with more than 1000 meters of vertical drop between the top of the resort and the bottom, and a wide variety of slopes.

We ski in the sun on a good part of the area, we rarely queue at the lifts and we climb up to 2800m with breathtaking views of the Viso and the Ecrins. The size of the area remains modest with its 33 km of slopes compared to the large modern resorts of the Alps, but the package is also more affordable… and moreover the Queyras ski pass allows access to other charming village resorts in the massif, such as Ceillac, Abriès or Arvieux. The cross-country ski trails are also remarkable in the two valleys of Molines and Saint-Véran. The reputation of skiing in Saint-Véran actually started very early, as early as the 1930s!

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Isn't access to Saint-Véran difficult?

3h30 from Marseille or Grenoble, it's not that far!

Parisians have the convenient option of night train, departure from Paris around 9 p.m.r arrival in Queyras from 8am, with the shuttle bus that connects Montdauphin-Guillestre station to Saint-Véran.

By car, the road from Guillestre is impressive in places and access in winter requires having the mandatory equipment (snow tires or chains).

What to do in Saint-Véran?

Winter : Alpine skiing, ski touring, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, mountain biking on snow, dog sledding

Spring, summer, fall: hiking, mountain biking, paragliding (Ceillac), hiking with donkeys, rafting and other white water sports (Château-Queyras), getaway to Italy in summer (via the Agnel pass).

All seasonsadmire the architecture of the village, visit the astronomical observatory of Saint-Véran (on reservation), teleworking in the mountains, yoga classes, cultural program of Saint-Véran (concerts, conferences, films, etc.), admire the mountains from the terraces of the village!

List of shops, boutiques, restaurants, etc.


La Carotto grocery store

Food, pregional products, local cheeses, gifts, bread from the Molines bakery.

Tabac-press l’Arbiot

Tobacco, newspapers, bookstores, gifts, toys, photos. Open in the morning out of season with bread depot.

Deco d'ici déco d'en haut

La Fontaine du Cembro

La Fenaison

La Tête dans les Etoiles

Ski equipment rental, hiking, biking

Prieur-Blanc Sports

Phillip Sports

Restaurants and cafes

Bar Restaurant L'Aigue Blanche

The Bouticari, at the foot of the slopes

La Fougagno

The Marmottepanoramic view

At Pascal's

The Pub Bar

Refuge de la Blanchealtitude refuge at 2500m

The Chalet of Lovers, sun terrace in the middle of the slopes

Grand Tetras Restaurant

Alta Peyra restaurant

Restaurant La Baïta du Loup

Restaurant Les Chalets du Villard

Restaurant Les Gabelous

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