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A paradise for hikers and climbers, the Ecrins National Park is at the interface of the Southern and Northern Alps. Between Gap, Grenoble and Briançon, the range is renowned for its 150 summits above 3000 m.

A high-mountain destination that is sunny throughout the year, the Ecrins are best revealed to the visitor on foot. There are more than 700 km of waymarked paths for you to explore the steep peaks, glaciers, immense alpine meadows, high-altitude lakes and capricious mountain streams. It’s the opportunity to discover sumptuous landscapes and exceptional biodiversitý, with more than 4000 identified animal and plant species.

The Ecrins National Park is multi-facetted, reflecting its 7 valleys carved by the glaciers. Briançonnais, Vallouise, Embrunais, Champsaur, Valgaudemar, Valbonnais and Oisans, each with its specific landscapes and cultural features.

The Ecrins offers endless opportunities for visits and exploration in mountain refuges or alpine villages nestled in deep, wild valleys loved by young and old, whether athletic or leisurely, whether keen on moving around or on contemplation!

A place to live
Unique experiences

Meet each other !

Serge Cinquin
© Serge Cinquin
Mountain guide - Visa Trekking

What I like most about Ecrins National Park is the sun. The Mediterranean climate of the National Park gives it a diversity that cannot be found anywhere else.

Ecrins National Park is:

A high-mountain area

My favourite place:

The bottom of the Freissinières valley with its diverse landscapes

My favourite speciality:

Ewe's milk yoghurts from the Eïbans village farming collective

Lac Palluel à l'automne ©Thierry Maillet-Parc national des Ecrins

Meet each other !

Betty Schadt
Betty Schadt © Bertrand Bodin / Parc national des Ecrins
Les Filons Lodge

Given I’m fond of outdoor activities like skiing, cross-country skiing and hiking, I love the great outdoors and nature. What I also like is the fact that I can sometimes find it difficult to live in this often-hostile environment, and I would like it stay that way.

Ecrins National Park is:

The wealth of the wildlife and plants which represents the diversity of the area

My favorite place:

Every bit of the National Park is amazing !

My favourite speciality: 

I don’t have a preference, the local cuisine is rich and will delight food lovers

Gîte les Filons © Bertrand Bodin - Parc national des Ecrins

In a few numbers
Ecrins National Park

4 000
Animal and plant species identified
km of trails
Interpretation trails
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And over here
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Domaine de Charance
05000 Gap

For more information
Guide pratique EPN-Ecrins, 2023 © DR Parc national des Ecrins
Guide pratique 2023 Esprit parc national - Ecrins