Pays des Ecrins

One of nature’s gems, a revitalising land of authenticity

A region of mighty glaciers, soothing mountain scenery, streams, waterfalls, torrents, and authentic mountain villages, all under a big blue sky - the Pays des Ecrins is a land of many assets.

The Pré de Madame Carle

A spectacular setting nestling between majestic mountains and sublime waterfalls

At the far end of the Vallouise Valley, the wonderful Pré de Madame Carle is one of the Ecrins massif’s tourist attractions waiting to be explored.
The road comes to a halt and nature, in all her splendour, beckons you to the foot of the glaciers.

With the Glacier Blanc on one slope and the Glacier Noir on the other, this site is one of the gems of the Vallouise Valley, facing the Pelvoux summit and protected by the Dôme des Ecrins.
At first sight you feel at one with nature.

Greeted by the whistle of marmots, you’ll love the untamed beauty of this unique site. Chamois, tiger lilies and martagon lilies are just some of the wonders you'll have the pleasure of spotting along the hiking trails, not forgetting the very rare Spanish moon moth still found in the Ailefroide forest, one of its last remaining habitats.

The Pré de Madame Carle is a spectacular corrie at the far end of the Vallouise valley. It forms a giant amphitheatre of fallen rock dotted with larch trees.
The road ends here, giving way to the mountain peaks.

Wait no more, go exploring this heavenly haven of beauty!

55 km, 1h15 mins