The National Park of Les Ecrins

Jewel of ecology, landscapes and cultural heritage protection, the National park of Les Ecrins offers a plenty of discoveries for alpinist, hikers and walkers, in its valleys of La Roizonne, La Bonne, and la Malsanne.

Discover a high mountain park

Between Gap, Grenoble and Briançon, the Ecrins National Park is a high mountain territory with its summits peaking at 4102m, La Barre des Ecrins. In total, more than 150 summits peak at 3000m above sea level and valleys are about 1000m high.

The Ecrins National Park has a various and lush fauna and flora (more than 2200 species of vertebrates and invertebrates and 2500 type of plants). The heart of the park is a protected area which is reachable only on foot.

Numerous itineraries (one day long maximum) allow to discover mountain villages, alpine pasture, lakes, waterfalls and a lot of other treasures.

Created in 1973, the National park of Les Ecrins is one of the 10th French national parks with La Vanoise, Port-Cros, Les Pyrénées, les Cévennes, les Calanques, le Mercantour, la Guadeloupe, la Réunion et la Guyane.

More information on the National park of Les Ecrins : 

Vallée du Valbonnais

The Ecrins and the Valbonnais:

Composed of 3 valleys, the Bonne (Valjouffrey), the Malsanne (Le Périer and Chantelouve) and the Roizonne (Lavaldens), the Valbonnais is part of Les Ecrins National Park. It’s situated between 700m and 3564m high (L’Olan) and covers by itself almost half of the forest of the parc.

From easy and family walks to alpine itineraries in steep paths, you will discover the diversity and pristine nature of the territory.

In Entraigues, the House of the Park of Valbonnais offers informations on the National park through documents at your disposal, an exhibition, an audio-visual area and has a souvenir shop. Open all summer, it is also one of the information point of Matheysine.

Summer 2021 opening hours coming soon.