Of mountains and men: pastoralism
Grande Rue - Le Village
Marc takes you to discover a beautiful mountain hamlet and plunges you into the world of men and women who, for years, before modern comforts, have lived and adapted to this life in autarky in the harshness and beauty of these high altitude spaces
In the heart of the Mercantour National Park, this outing proposes the discovery of the life of the mountain people who populated the hamlet of Champ Richard. Pastoralism, cereal cultivation, reasoned exploitation and ingenious use of the smallest available resources allowed the peasants of the past to live in autarky in these harsh territories. But at the beginning of the 19th century, a catastrophic avalanche swept away the buildings, killing many people and leading to the desertification of the area. Today, the ghostly buildings bear witness to this past whose history can still be retraced, but also imagine the future within the protected area of the Mercantour National Park.
Topics covered :
History and heritage of men, mountain habitat & landscape reading, fauna and flora
Meeting point :
Parking du Jésus, next to the Tourist Office of Allos. Possibility of carpooling to get to the start of the hike from Allos (to be organized with the guide) from the Jésus parking lot.
Public / difficulty :
Easy level : 300m of difference in altitude (about 6h30 of hike excluding breaks)
Public : adults & teenagers, children from 8 years old
The maximum number of participants is fixed at 12, below 4 participants, the outing will be cancelled or postponed
Outing proposed from spring to autumn
Vacation vouchers accepted
The outing can be given in English