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Top 5 photo spots


The Bure plateau

This is THE place to be for “out of this world” photos in Le Dévoluy! A 360° view on the Southern Alps, and colossal antennas scanning the sky. The access to the antennas is an adventure that must be earned:the ascent is done by foot on a vertical elevation of more than 1000 meters. If you lack confidence in the mountains, go with a guide.

Beware: you are evolving in a fragile natural space! The Aurouze mountain conceals an exceptional flora and fauna.
As such, the Dévoluy massif is part of the European network of biodiversity preservation Natura 2000. In order to protect the species and environments, the Bure plateau benefits from specific regulations. Respect the signage present by staying on the route (follow milestones or cairns visible on the plateau).

Good to know:

  • Dogs must be kept on a leash.
  • Flying with a drone and mountain bikes are prohibited on the Bure plateau.

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The Charnier pass

To reach the Charnier pass is to offer yourself a trip to the heart of the typical landscapes of the alpine Dévoluy! Discover the Chourum Clot (and why not its underground glacier), go up the Charnier valley wedged between the imposing cliff of Roche Courbe and the southern slopes of the emblematic Grand Ferrand and finally reach the pass. The view on the Drôme is remarkable as well as on the Lauzon lake below. This lake is formed when the snow melts and lasts until mid-July.

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The Col de l’Aup

Located at the northernmost point of the Dévoluy, the Col de l’Aup offers an unobstructed view of the Obiou, the Sautet lake and more broadly of the entire eastern barrier of the massif. On your right, the Pic Pierroux and its 2,377 m and on the left, the Gicon and its 2,087 m ! The hut of the Col de l’Aup is reserved for pastoral activity during summer and can constitute the rest of the year, an unguarded refuge (if left open).

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Pierre Baudinard

The route that will allow you to access Pierre Baudinard will transport you on old mule tracks, still lined with remarkable dry stone walls. The long but regular ascent will allow you to reach impressive chaos of blocks from the hut of Pierre Baudinard! Behind you, the linear eastern barrier of the massif from the col de l’Aup to the col de Rabou. On your right, the Pic de Bure and its plateau.

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The Aiguilles Pass

A Mongolian steppe? A vast New Zealand plateau? A bit of both? The bottom of the Aiguilles valley is unique. There, a glacial lake has given way to a meandering stream.
From the Festre pass, it’s a hike
of medium difficulty that awaits you, with a small aerial passage.
Beware, this passage is not recommended in rainy weather, as the ridge quickly becomes slippery.

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