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Parc Régional du Queyras

Spreading southeast of Briançon to the Italian border, the Parc Régional du Queyras is much more Mediterranean in appearance than the mountains to the north, with only shallow soils and low scrub covering the mountainsides. The open land along the park’s rolling roads makes it particularly enjoyable to spend a few hours driving up to St-Véran, an Alpine village near the Italian border. There are some good walking opportunities: the GR58 or Tour du Queyras path runs through St-Véran on its circuit of the park, and the GR5 passes Ceillac and Arvieux on its way from Briançon towards Embrun.