Welcome to châteauroux-les-alpes

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Châteauroux les Alpes...Friendly and cordial, bathed by the Mediterranean climate, the commune is one the most extended of from the department of the Haute Alpes (9284 ha) with a little less than 1000 inhabitants.

Its forty hamlets nest between the Durance and the National park of the Jewel cases on uneven of more than 3000 meters (of 820 m to 3.156 m) and offers splendid landscapes to you which extend on the valleys of Bramafan, Rabioux and Couleau.

Discover the sitesof the commune


 Let your steps guide you and take simply time with the turning of a way to enjoy the natural resources of the commune…

  • The famous Vagueness of Rabioux on the Durance where each year in August an international competition of Kayak Free Style proceeds: Presentation
  • The vagueness of Rabioux is also one of largest home base on the Durance for Raft,  Hydro-speed and all water sports.
  • Capped young ladies, impressive geological phenomenon… *
  • Glaciated valleys of Bramafan, Rabioux and Couleau…
  • Splendid cascades of the famous Cascade of Rabioux: the torrent of Distroit makes a 70 meters height dive to the entry of the central zone of the National park of the Jewel cases… * Many hiking trails or simple walks…

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The natural spaces in Châteauroux-les-Alpes


Recognized for the quality of its environment, Châteauroux Les Alpes count two ZNIEFF (zones national of interest ecological, faunistic and floristic) as a reserve Natura 2000. Prélasser like a Marmot with the sun…

To walk on its paths this is to take a step in a preserved and respected nature, to meet a fauna and a rich and diversified flora. Do not hesitate to ask to the inhabitants the names specimens which you meet, they will always have the name patois at the head… or, provide with one of the many editions of flora and alpine fauna which you will be able to get in all good bookshops…

The National park of the Jewel case, a dominating place in the occupies; attraction what represents Chateauroux the Alps in the safeguarding of natural spaces… Guided visit… Most of the territory of the commune is covered with forests until 2200 m high.

Management of part of this forest is entrusted by it to the National office of the Forests which exerts many tasks here… Guided visit… But Chateauroux the Alps proposes also a multitude to you d' other sports activities and cultural that we invite you to discover.

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Hikes in Châteauroux-les-Alpes


On the paths of Chateauroux…

With the assistance of the ONF, inhabitants and associations of the commune, Chateauroux arranged paths of walk and ten small routes at discovered village proposes to you.

With a uneven of 300 m at most, for one maximum duration of 3/4 hours, these stroll allow the greatest number to carefully join again with walk and to trott themselves in family.

You will be able to thus walk you on the path of the Vines, the Cascade, Russet-red Rock, the Durance (traversed path of small fish to animate the exit of smallest).

A way pleasant to visit the most typical Castelroussins hamlets and most authentic.

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Discovered circuits of Châteauroux-les-Alpes


Leave to discover the collars Tourettes, Regue, Reyssas, lake of Distroit… For exits excursions at the day or over several days, the National park of the Jewel cases welcomes you in Châteauroux-les-Alpes.

With on the whole 740 km of paths maintained and marked out, but also 68 lodgings of stages and 42 refuges on the territory of the Park, you will be able to prepare many routes according to your motivations, your centers of interest.

The guards of the Park will be always happy capacity to inform you, you to advise. Also do not hesitate to push the door of the House of the Park From Chateauroux, you can also return to you in Queyras which is only to 15 km. The Regional natural park of Queyras is famous for the diversity and the quality of its footpaths.

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Climb in Châteauroux-les-Alpes


Chateauroux has two sites of progressive difficulties with the site of Roche-Rousse for confirmed and that of Saint-James for the beginners.

Attention, Roche-Rousse is a site of nesting, also we thank you for informing you to know its periods of accessibility near the House for the National park of the Jewel cases

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