Maljasset / Maurin
Pop : au moins 1 habitant
(le gardien du Refuge !)
This road goes through some sublime high mountain landscapes, with impressive cliffs cut from the rock by erosion, waterfalls, banks of snow and welcoming meadows by the banks of the bubbling river Ubaye.
As you go around each bend you cannot help wondering "Am I going to meet Indians coming over the ridge?". In a short time, you'll reach the end of the earth : Maljasset !
This is most handsome of all the hamlets in the region, in the most preserved, site. It is a marvel of harmony between its houses (beautiful dressed stone and extremely broad slated roofs) and this high mountain rocky landscape.
Art lovers will be astonished to discover a "Historic Monument" here, a Romanesque-style church (12th century rebuilt in the 16th) endowed with Medieval frescoes !
Worth visiting :
Châtelet bridge (listed site, 1882).
Leisure activities :
Cross-country skiing (8 kilometres)
Numerous Gîtes. 1 Refuge. 1 Guest house.
Neighbouring villages :
St Paul sur Ubaye (13km)