Nicknamed the “Nice of the Alps” for its sunshine and the quality of life it offers from the top of its rock. Embrun is a tourist town that has kept the charm of a medieval village with its many vestiges, at the gates of the Écrins National Park.
Overlooking the Durance River, at the end of the Serre-Ponçon Lake, the exceptional site of Embrun allows you to savour the pleasures of the mountains alternating with those of the water. Embrun offers visitors an unforgettable experience ideal for families and a great quality of life, every day.
How to get there?
By car, carpool or train, find the way that suits you to reach Embrun in the Hautes-Alpes.
Where to sleep?
Find the accommodation that suits you among the partner campsites and hotels located near the festival.
Ideally located between lake and mountains, the Embrun area is an ideal spot for the practice of outdoor sports whether on land, water or in the air.
Between the Durance River and the Lac de Serre Ponçon, from kayaking to kitesurfing to windsurfing, foil and paddle, the area is an ideal playground for all those who are not afraid to take the plunge.
Bordering the Parc des Écrins, Embrunais is an ideal playground for a multitude of land-based practices. Whether it is mountain biking, hiking, climbing or longboarding, everyone can find a place where they can get the most out of their experience at their own level.
In the air
There is nothing better than to take a step up to contemplate and discover this jewel case of life. Take off in a paraglider or discover the highline to throw yourself into the void and discover this region from another angle.
Embrun - history
Former archiepiscopal city, built on a rock 80 meters high, Embrun has a remarkable architectural heritage. The jewel being the Cathedral Notre-Dame du Réal of the 12th century.
A unique place that has gone through 800 years of history. Of Lombard style (very rare in France), it is the witness of the rich and fascinating history of the Archbishopric of Embrun. A monument not to be missed during your visit.
The Brown Tower
A few steps away from the Cathedral, in the old center of the city, this square tower is the ideal place to gain height and enjoy one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the Embrunais.
Right in the heart of the city, you just have to look up to enjoy the whole historical side of the city. Everything is subject to wonder, over time, from the Roman conquest to the present day, history has shaped the face of the city.