Between the refreshing air of the high mountains and the sun of Provence, your holiday rental in the Southern Alps in France promises you an invigorating stay, with many outdoor activities. Sports enthusiasts and hikers will be delighted to explore the trails, while culture lovers will discover the region's historical heritage.
The Southern Alps: a holiday between the mountains and Provence
Even if the Southern Alps region only includes three departments (Alpes de Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes and Alpes-Maritimes), they offer enough activities for a whole Roman legion! What do you prefer, the Gallo-Roman remains in Riez, the Via Domitia in Gap or the Roman tombs discovered in Embrun?
But from your ski holiday rental in the Southern Alps, you can also discover the majestic Vauban fortifications in Briançon and the ancient forts that crown some of the rocky peaks: Fort des Salettes, Fort des Tetes and Fort Dauphin. Castellane and the Gorges du Verdon will impress nature lovers, while Barcelonnette will enchant travellers in search of authenticity. Also plan a detour to the Forcalquier citadel, the Notre-Dame du Laus sanctuary next to Gap, the Saint-Sauveur church in Manosque and small villages in the countryside: Saint-Veran, La Grave-La Meije, Crevoux, Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye, etc.
But opting for a holiday rental in the Southern Alps, France also means treating yourself to a relaxing and peaceful stay. Discover the town of Digne-les-Bains, its numerous hot springs and wellness areas. To enjoy an incredible experience in the heart of nature, head towards Serre-Chevalier and the great baths of Monetier: you will enjoy water that is naturally so hot that the spa centre has to cool it down to 37°C so that travellers can splash around in it. As for the Baths of Greoux-les-Bains, which date back to antiquity, they will allow you to plunge into both the Gallo-Roman period and the invigorating and curative water.
On the menu of your holidays in the Southern Alps: cheese and genepi (plant liqueur) of course, but not just that! Indulge in donkeys' ear, delicious spinach lasagna, and frosted apples for dessert.
Enjoy the mountains all year round from your holiday rental in the Southern Alps, France!
The natural heritage and winter temperatures of the Southern Alps make it a perfect place to practice snow sports. Discover the ski resorts of Pra-Loup or Val d'Allos and let yourself go to the pleasures of skiing down the slopes of all levels at full speed! Treat yourself to an unusual experience by going skiing at night on the slopes of Puy-Saint-Vincent.
Do you want to vary the activities from your ski holiday rental in the Southern Alps? Go snowshoeing with your family or discover cross-country skiing on numerous nature trails. The resort of Montgenevre is home to the longest toboggan run in France. You can also try your hand at bobsledding on the nearby San Sicario track.
Booking a holiday rental in the Southern Alps in summer is also completely worth it! Organise a picnic in the Ecrins National Park, discover the legend of Lake Serre-Poncon and enjoy numerous hikes with exceptional landscapes: the Mercantour National Park is ideal for lovers of small, intimate trails. You will surely be lucky enough to come across mouflons, marmots and ibexes.
Want to spend some refreshing moments? Make your first paddle or rafting trip on the various mountain lakes that populate the region: Queyras or Vens-Auron. You can also try a via ferrata near Orpierre and try mountaineering in the Meije massif.
And as the Southern Alps are also close to the Mediterranean Sea, reserve a few days to go and enjoy the turquoise waters of the coast and the seaside resorts: Nice, Cannes, Juan-les-Pins, Antibes, etc.
From La Foux d'Allos to Risoul: your Southern Alps (France) holiday rentals
The Vacanceole Group fulfils your every wish with no less than four holiday rentals in the Southern Alps, France. All you have to do is choose the cosy and comfortable establishment that will allow you to have a great holiday, in winter as well as in summer.
The residence Central Park***, in La Foux d'Allos, is the ideal accommodation for those who want to make the most of the Mercantour National Park in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. The mountain style studios and apartments of this holiday rental in the Southern Alps can accommodate between 4 and 9 people. You can also enjoy a hammam and sauna!
How about a holiday rental in the Southern Alps with swimming pool? The residence Les Chalets du Verdon*** has a large indoor swimming pool and a children's pool!
Located in the Hautes-Alpes, the residence Vega is right next to a ski resort with the "Family Plus" label. Let yourself be charmed by the studios and apartments with balconies of these mountain chalet style accommodation.
The icing on the cake: you can book an all-inclusive skiing holiday with Vacanceole. Choose your accommodation, your ski equipment, and book your ski pass for a peaceful holiday!
Do you prefer the Mediterranean landscape and the sun of the Alpes-Maritimes? The residence Les Gorges Rouges** will bewitch all lovers of hiking and rafting. Ideally located in the Nice countryside, this holiday rental in the Southern Alps is composed of duplex and triplex apartments and offers a very warm and authentic wooden architecture.
Thanks to the Vacanceole Group, you can make a difference to sustainable tourism by enjoying an eco-friendly holiday in the Southern Alps. Some of our establishments are so invested in conserving the environment that they have been awarded the Green Key label. You will even be able to book your rental at a LPO Refuge (League for the Protection of Birds)!