Queyras: Best Kept Secret in the Alps 2010

See details of our Guided Walking Holiday in the Queyras

Group guided walking holiday in Arvieux valley

First day in the Queyras - setting off from the Arvieux Valley

Col neal view of Queyras mountains

View across the limestone mountains from the Col Neal at 2500m.

Descending towards Clapeyton

Descending towards the alpine pastures at Clapeyto

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Clapeyto in Queyras Regional Park

TRADITIONAL architecture in arvieux queyras

Traditional Italian influenced farm house at Arvieux

heading towards village of Souliers in Alps

A rare rainy morning in the Queyras, which has 300 sunny days a year. Heading towards the village of Souliers.

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The pretty hamlet of Souliers

Alpine pastures and traditional farm buildings

Alpine pastures and traditional wooden barns near Souliers.

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Chateau de Queyras - a magnificent castle in the heart of the region.Morning visit before getting back to some walking.

lac souliers near arvieux valley

After a gentle walk to the lovely Lac Souliers, some of the party continued to ascend a nearby mountain.

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View of Lac Souliers from a small nearby peak

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Climbing away from the lake with views of the French Alps

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At the mountain pass, cloud shrouds the nearby Pic de Rochebrune, covered in fresh snow.

pic ouest picture views of alpine mountains

Great panoramic views from the summit of Pic Ouest over 2800m.

dinner at guest house, chambre d'hote great french food

Conviviality and great food and wine at our guest house, Chalet Viso

waterfall cascade pisse near ceillac

A beautiful waterfall - Cascade de la Pisse, at the start of our walk near Ceillac

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Views down on terraced alpine pastures.

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Beautiful setting at Lac Mirroir, where the mountains of the Fonte Sancte are reflected in its still waters.

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Sunny conditions as our group of Australians move off towards Lac Ste Anne

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Resting at Lac Ste Anne, where some of the group continued towards the Col Girardin

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Looking back to the turquoise blue waters of Lac Ste Anne

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Views from near the top of the mountain pass

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Returning to the lake with clouds building across the Queyras mountains in the afternoon

furfande alpine pastures

A new day and again blue skies at the alpine pastures at Furfande

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Ascending towards the Col de Furfande

easy walking summits in Queyras

From the pass, we ascended, the Pic du Gazon at over 2700m

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Limestone pinnacles

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The following day after climbing to Col Vieux, we descend past some beautiful glacial lakes - Lac Forent.

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Descending towards the second lake

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Perfect reflections in the still waters of the alpine lakes

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Another sunny day, starting out from the Chapel de Clausis.

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Pretty clouds above the Queyras alpine peaks

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View of the imposing Mont Viso from the col de Chamoussière

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View from the summit of Pic de Caramantran at about 3000m, towards the Piedmont in Italy

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Admiring the view which included Mont Blanc, and the Mont Rosa mountains in Switzerland

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View from our second guest house at Molines en Queyras in the French Alps

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Visiting the unusual church at Molines en Queyras

st veran highest village in Europe

Our last day's walking started at St Veran - the highest permanently inhabited village in Europe

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Some late flowers in early September

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Returning by the old canal route

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View from the main street of the traditional French alpine village of St Veran

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Sun dials adorn many of the building in St Veran

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View across the chimneys in St Veran


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