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Ecrins National Park

Écrins National Park (French: Parc national des Écrins) is one of the ten French national parks (created in 1973). It is located in the south-eastern part of France (Hautes-Alpes department).

The Park is divided into sectors. The Champsaur and Valgaudemar valleys are two of these sectors.
The core zone is a protected and unspoiled area which is subject to special rules.

Houses of the Park

The houses of the Park are both offices of sectoral field teams and a visitor centre to discover the area and its heritage
Books, audiovisual projections, exhibitions and media specific discoveries made by the agents of the Park are to be found in these houses. They also offer a specialized nature and mountain library.

Champsaur - 'Maison du parc' in the village of Pont du Fossé: 0033 / 4 92 55 95 44

Valgaudemar - 'Maison du parc' in the village of La Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar: 0033 / 4 92 55 25 19 

Ecrins National Park website

Some key figures:

Écrins is the largest of France’s national parks with 918 km2.
The highest point is the 'Barre des Écrins' mountain (4,102m high).
More than 150 peaks over 3 000 m high.
Flora: more than 1800 plant species.
Fauna: 75 mammals (among which the chamois, ibex, marmot) 230 birds (eagles, vultures...), 13 reptiles, 10 amphibians and 20 fish identified.
700 km of maintained paths. 

Map and information about the Ecrins National Park

View on the tops of the Valgaudemar valley, Chalance mountain refuge