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Veynes

Pop : 3300h Elevation : 814m
Department of Hautes Alpes


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Veynes is unusual in that the mairie is in a château with a round tower and an ogival porch.

But above all, this small town boasts a past as a railway town, as you will learn in detail when you visit the Cheminot Veynois eco-museum. This museum housed in an 18th century mansion tells the story of the creation of a railway hub at Veynes, due to the dynamism of Adrien Ruelle, a native of Veynes thanks to whom the town became the meeting point of the two Alpine railway lines.

You'll find out all about the construction of the railway network in the Alps, the lives of the railway workers, and how their professions have changed.
Veynes benefits from the exceptional climate of the Hautes Alpes department, (more than 300 days of sunshine per year).

From the 1980's onwards it took advantage of this to become a pionnering town in the area of solar technology.
Pure clear air, and several nearby ski resorts…
Veynes also has two gourmet specialities in store: the "Seille" and the "Chevalier" eau-de-vie !


Worth visiting :

Museum of the "Magic of Perfume" (open from 1st April to 30th September).
Cheminot Veynois eco-museum (open during school holidays).

Leisure activities :

Bathing and water sports in the man-made lake.
Horse riding.

Accommodation :

1 Camping.

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Neighbouring village not to be missed :

Montmaur (6km)


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