Welcome to Les 5 Saisons

The Valley of Freissinières is a true natural stopover. When you enter this valley, you would be far from suspecting that it extends over nearly 10 km, a hidden and preserved setting! At the end of the valley, you could discover thanks to a very well laid out and easy path, the village of Dormillouse, a former Vaudois village. It is also the starting point for many hikes of all levels.

The Valley of Freissinières is full of activities, in summer you can practice: rock climbing, via ferrata, survey the many hiking trails leading to superb lakes and rocky peaks (breathtaking panoramas), ride on mountain bike singles at full speed but also swallow the km of marked trails; in winter you can practice: Nordic hiking, skating or alternative skiing in the plain of Freissinières, the legendary snowshoeing, planting ice axes in the many ice falls, discovering Dormillouse in sealskins (ski hiked). Depending on the snow cover, it is sometimes possible to do the via ferrata as well as the south-facing hikes in winter. You can also schedule visits to local craftsmen and the Vauban fortifications.

Come and discover or rediscover our magnificent expanses of larch, the region's mythical tree, which turns apple green in summer or deep orange in autumn. It will lose its needles in winter.

We will welcome you with great pleasure in our superb building for a short stay or a one-week course based on several activities. With our restaurant located on the ground floor, you can enjoy authentic and regional dishes cooked with as many organic and local products as possible.

See you soon at the Hotel** Restaurant Gîtes Les 5 Saisons !

1. Access to Freissinières by road
Coming from the North :
A48 motorway direction and to Grenoble then once on the ring road take the direction "Briançon - Stations de l'Oisans", continue on the D1091 to the Col du Lautaret, pass the Col (! Be careful in winter: the conditions of traffic can be very difficult or even perilous! Find out well before starting the climb of the Pass about the special equipment required and about the opening of the Pass - tel n° info route05: 04 65 03 00 05).
-Once the Col pass and Serre Chevalier crossed, continue to Briançon and take the N94 towards L'Argentière la Bessée.
-Once past L’Argentière la Bessée and just before La Roche de Rame turn right towards Freissinières D38, once in the plain of Freissinières follow the signs.

Coming via Italy :
- A43 Maurienne motorway then take the Fréjus tunnel (paying), once out of the tunnel take the direction of Oulx A32 / E70, exit Oulx and take the SS24 towards Cesana – Francia.
-You are in France. Pass the Col de Montgenèvre as well as the Station de Montgenèvre, cross Briançon and take the N94 towards L'Argentière la Bessée.
-Once past L’Argentière la Bessée and just before La Roche de Rame turn right towards Freissinières D38, once in the plain of Freissinières follow the signs.

Coming from the South :
Take the A51 towards Gap, go to the La Saulce toll (the motorway ends there). Once off the highway, take direction Briançon N94.
-Continue until you cross the village of La Roche de Rame, then take the 1st left towards Freissinières D38, once in the plain of Freissinières follow the signs.

*** Before hitting the road, don't forget to find out about the condition of the roads you are going to take and the forecast weather.
Please note that the weather can change very quickly in mountain areas, the weather can be sunny in the morning and become snowy in the afternoon. Recheck traffic conditions several times during your trip.
Road info voice server 05: +33 (0)4 65 03 00 05
Website: inforoute.hautes-alpes.fr/ ***

2. Access to Freissinières by rail
To reach Freissinières by train, you can find all possible timetables and reservations on the SNCF website: www.voyages-sncf.com
- The closest station to Freissinières is that of Argentière la Bessée, known as “Argentière les Ecrins”
PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to specify the name of the “Argentière les Ecrins” station when making your SNCF reservation!
- You can also come by Paris/Oulx train and take the Oulx/Briançon shuttle (bus) (information: +33 (0)4 92 20 47 50 - www.autocars-resalp.com) but this does not take you than as far as Briançon. After that you should take a taxi to Freissinières. You can also take a taxi directly to Oulx. PLEASE NOTE: The taxi must be reserved before you come!

3. Access to Freissinières by air
The closest international airports to Pays des Ecrins are:
Marseille Provence 260 km away: http://www.marseille.aeroport.fr – Airport shuttle to Gap then Gap/Briançon shuttle (www.autocars-scal.fr/ler.html)
Lyon St Exupéry 240 km away: http://www.lyon.aeroport.fr
Grenoble St Geoirs 140 km away: http://www.grenoble-airport.com
Turin Caselle (Italy) 130 km away: http://www.turin-airport.com

4. Access to Freissinières by bus
From Grenoble to Briançon.
Contact Résalp on +33 (0)4 92 20 47 50 - www.autocars-resalp.com

From Nice, Marseille or Gap with the carrier SCAL
Regular lines serve the Pays des Ecrins and Briançon from Nice, Marseille or Gap.
SCAL: www.autocars-scal.fr/ler.html


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