4 villagesof authentic mountain

The Dévoluy has four main villages, markers of a time when the massif was composed of four communes. Today, the villages of Agnières en Dévoluy, Saint Étienne en Dévoluy, Saint Disdier and La Cluse make up the commune du Dévoluy. Discover villages and hamlets that combine the charm of the past and the authenticity of the Dévoluy mountains.

The villages

At the foot of Rocher Rond

Agnières en Dévoluy

Near the resort of La Joue du Loup, the village of Agnières, with its bar/restaurant L’Étincelle and its France Services point, is the starting point for many hikes to cover the trails of Dévoluy. Don’t miss the famous straw bale throwing contest on August 15 and the Altaïr fun trail!

Facing the peak of Bure

Saint Étienne en Dévoluy

Located at the foot of the Superdévoluy resort and the Col du Noyer, the village of Saint Étienne en Dévoluy is home to the Dévoluy town hall and various shops. It is on the passage all year long of cyclists, motorcyclists and holidaymakers who discover the massif. In the background, the peak of Bure and its plateau which houses the most powerful observatory in the northern hemisphere: the NOEMA observatory.

At the foot of Mother Church

Saint Disdier

10 km from the resorts of Superdévoluy and La Joue du Loup is the village of Saint Disdier and Mère-Eglise, one of the oldest chapels in the Hautes-Alpes, dating from the 11th century. Built by the Clusian monks, it is a witness to the establishment of monastic life in a mountain environment. Every summer, Mère-Eglise vibrates to the sound of the concerts of the festival of Music in Dévoluy !
At the beginning of Saint Disdier and all year long, you will find many departures of hikes (col de L’Aup, Puits des Bans, etc). Also nearby and not to be missed: the Gillardes springs: second exurgence behind the Vaucluse fountain, the Pellafol canal or the Gicons climbing site.

A hidden nugget

La Cluse

The first village of the Dévoluy when you arrive from the south, La Cluse is a real haven of peace that will seduce you with its authenticity and its small heritage. The village is located only a few kilometers from the Festre pass, on the Dévoluy tour and is also a starting point for many ski touring, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing routes!

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