village of Clavans
at the foot of the Massif des Grandes Rousses mountains at an altitude
of about 1400 m.
The two villages that make up Clavans (Clavans le Haut and Clavans le
Bas) are only two kilometers from each other, located between the Cassini
mountain (panoramic view of the Oisans region from the top), the Grandes
Rousses range, and the Ferrand river, a torrent with frothing water after
which this charming valley has been named.
When the weather is fine, hikers can escape from this deep valley via
the Sarenne pass, a marvelous, still-wild balcony on the Meije massive,
for an easy climb up to the top of Cassini.
Other hikes, such as the Grand Sablat glacier, which can be skied down
in winter from the Pic Blanc, and the climb up the Cerisier, or to Clos
Chevalleret are some destinations for pleasant summer days, without forgetting
the traditional climb to the Quirlies lake.
is located on the GR54 hiking trail through the Oisans region.
Clavans le Haut
Clavans le Bas