Le Devoluy: a hidden gem

Le D�voluy is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday in a secluded and beautiful mountain environment...

Located on the high plateaux of Hautes-Alpes, Le D�voluy is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday in a secluded and beautiful mountain environment. Situated on two sides of a mountain but linked with the same ski area, Super D�voluy and La Joue du Loup offer a choice of accommodation at very reasonable prices.Ski area:Set between 1450m and 2450m, Le D�voluy is one of the largest ski areas in the Southern Alps, offering 100km of pistes amidst stunning scenery. With 5 black runs, 15 reds, 25 blues and 16 green, as well as 3 snow parks, Le D�voluy caters for all levels and ages and the diversity of slopes means fun is guaranteed. The lift system is modern and efficient with a hands-free lift pass for a maximum flow of skiers; 30% of the ski area benefits from the on-site snow-making facilities.Other activities:Nature lovers will find 30km of pedestrian tracks hidden in forests and on snow-covered alpine pastures. Explore with confidence on foot or using snowshoes with a mountain guide or head off on your own armed with a multimedia Ta�sson’ virtual guide, which will add an extra dimension to your trek using comments, sounds and films about the area.With 35km of cross-country trails you can explore the different valleys and discover a traditional rural lifestyle where local traditions thrive and are part of daily life.Apr�s-ski:After a day in picture-perfect, open landscapes, get to know the locals and practise your French in the resort’s caf�s and restaurants.If you still have some energy to spare, why not join a guided snowshoe trek by moonlight and finish the walk with a warm welcome and a traditional meal in a mountain cabin?Le D�voluy offers the perfect back to nature’ holiday for families, friends, skiers and non-skiers alike, offering good quality self-catering accommodation at very reasonable prices.Access:Le D�voluy is accessible either by road, rail or air.Approximately 9.5 hours’ drive from Calais (8 hours on the motorway).By train: take the Eurostar to Paris, then a direct overnight train to Veynes to be on the slopes 12 hours after leaving London. For more information go to www.raileurope.co.ukAlternatively fly to Marseille (2.5 hours) and rent a car.For more information:Visit www.ledevoluy.comFor more information and special offers to Le D�voluy as well as other destinations in the Hautes-Alpes, including Montgen�vre, Les Orres, Serre Chevalier, Puy-St-Vincent and Vars/Risoul, visit www.holidays-alps.co.ukYou can also benefit of a �100 discount on your next holiday**Terms and conditions apply, visit www.holidays-alps.co.uk