Large Wooden Chalet « Génépi »
- Sleeps 7 (max 7 adults, 5 children)
- Cooking facilities
- Beds Provided
- Private Bathroom
- Bed Linen Not Included
About Camping La Cabane
Everyone! Tents, campervans, caravans, groups, pets...
Welcome the the mountains. In a setting like this you're never short of things to do. Stretching from the west of the campsite is Ecrins National Park, while, to the east of the campsite is the Queyras Regional Natural Park. Rock climbing, via ferrata, mountain biking and, of course, hiking are all popular locally, while, if you want to make things easier, it's a half-hour drive (lots of switch-backs at the end) up to the lift station in Risoul (1850 metres). The chairlifts, initially erected for skiing, open again in the peak summer season and can be used for around €6 a pop or €20 for the day. They open up 70km of marked trails for hiking and mountain biking and let you get some initial height without the hard work. If you want to earn your very own polka dot jersey, the roads make for unbeatably hilly road cycling too. In Eygliers (a 10-minute drive), you can easily arrange kayak hire and stand-up paddle boarding on the river (it's also a good spot for river swimming) and there are municipal swimming pools in St Crépin and Guillestre. It's not all about breaking a sweat, though. If you fancy a little culture there are a couple of UNESCO-protected villages, fortified by Vauban in the 17th century, nearby – Mont-Dauphin (10–15 minutes) and Briançon (30 minutes). It's also 40km to the village of Saint-Véran (50 minutes) – reputedly the highest village in the whole of Europe (2,040 metres).
Food & Drink
It's a 15-minute walk into the village of Saint-Crépin. Les Tables de Gaspard (+33 4 92 24 85 28) is worth every penny. The food is good and the setting is as atmospheric as they come, stepping down in a vaulted, 16th-century room with seating for around 20 people. The completely unassuming exterior makes it all the more of a surprising find. There's a decent pizzeria (+33 4 92 45 36 06) too and a bakery further into the village. For a decent-sized supermarket, drive the 10–15 minutes to Guillestre.
Camping La Cabane is located at Camping La Cabane, La Cabane 05600, Saint-Crépin, Hautes-Alpes, France
The nearest SNCF train station is just 4km away in Mont-Dauphin Guillestre (5–10 minute drive). From there, get on any train that mentions Briançon and hop off in Saint-Crépin.