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Molines en Queyras


Population :
322 hab. Elevation : 1762 m
Department des Hautes Alpes


From Guillestre, via the D902 then the D5 for 5km


In the heart of the Queyras Regional Natural Park, in an enchanting setting, 15 km from the Italian border, Molines en Queyras is a beautiful little village with wooden houses - larch log façades, plank balconies - typical of this region of upper Queyras - old traditional houses called "fustes" (from the Latin word "fustis" meaning a wooden beam)

These wooden houses comprised a stable and dwelling on the ground floor with a "fuste" on the first floor, serving as both a barn and hayloft.

Nowadays, many fustes have been converted into modern homes, but most of them date from the 17th and 18th centuries and are decorated with picturesque sundials on their façades.

Other typical features are the wooden fountains and drinking troughs, as well as the "lord's oven" which is still in its original condition, as wellas the cheese dairies (houses where the milk was collected). These are all symbols of community life in olden times.

Just outside the village, you can admire Saint Romain church with its square belltower, which dates back to the 17th century in its present form, and houses a remarkable sculpted wooden altarpiece.

In winter, Molines shares with its neighbour Saint-Véran the skiing area of Chaîne de Beauregard.

Here you can enjoy downhill skiing with the family, but above all cross-country skiing (all types of runs, from green for beginners to black for experienced skiers), as well as Alpine ski touring.

In winter more than ten peaks can be reached, for those brave enough to try some off-piste skiing !


Worth visiting :

Saint Romain church (17th century)
Bee museum: "bee-keeping yesterday and today".

Leisure activities :

In winter :
downhill skiing (38 km, 15 ski lifts)
Cross-country skiing (55 km of routes), off-piste skiing,
Alpine and Nordic ski touring,
sledge dogs, snow shoes, ice waterfall climbing.
Other nearby ski resorts :
Ceillac,
Aiguilles,
Abriès/Ristolas,
Arvieux, Château-Ville-Vieille
In summer :
Hiking, pony-trekking,
Mountaineering. Cycling, Mountain-biking, paragliding,
climbing, summer toboganning, fishing,
multisports pitch, archery.
Adventure park.

Accommodation and eating out :

Furnished rentals. Hotels
Holiday centres
Campsite Bed & breakfast and tables d'hôtes
Hiking gîtes and refuges.

Neighbouring villages not to be missed :

Villevieille (5,5km) Saint Véran (5,5km)





 
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