Tour de France 2018 – #TDF2018

Jul - 14 2018 | no comments | By

Tour de France 2018

Thursday July 19th 2018: Stage 12: Bourg-Saint-Maurice > Alpe d’Huez
The Tour returns to Alpe-d’Huez. It will enter Oisans by the Maurienne and the Col de la Croix de Fer then descend to Allemont village, going through Bourg d’Oisans and finishing in apotheosis with the ascent of Alpe d’Huez.

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Friday July 20th 2018: Stage 13: Bourg d’Oisans > Valence
A 169 km stage leaving the Alps. The Tour will leave Oisans by the Romanche valley (Rochetaillée, Livet-et-Gavet) towards Grenoble, then cross the Rhone valley. Stage favorable to sprinters, with border risks.

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Summer events 2018 in Villar d’Arène / La Grave

Jun - 27 2018 | no comments | By

The associations of Villar d’Arène happily present sporting, festive and convivial events…

Sport events:
– September 15/16: Ultra Raid MTB La Meije Association URLM www.ultraraidlameije.fr

Cultural events:
– The Encounters of Haute Romanche 2nd week of July
– From 28/07 to 05/08: Messiaen Festival in the Country of the Meije “The Russian music according to Messian” www.festival-messiaen.com

So-called street events: festive, friendly…
– National Day with outdoor Ball-Petanque / Ass. That of Happiness – Villar d’Arène en Fête: games and traditions / Villar d’Arène Signs
– Screening Outdoor Films / Villar d’Arène Signs
– Star Night / Ass. Astroguindaine – Signs of Villar d’Arène
– Open Air Concerts / Ass. St Martin’s Church
10/7: concert “Quatuor des Célestins” flutes 9 pm Villar d’Arène
17/7: concert “Music rhythm- Botega Quintet” 17h30 Villar d’Arène
18/7: classical concert “Quaturo Botéga” clarinets 19 pm college of Briançon. 24/7 “origami” The Albertino 17 h Villar d’Arène
07/8: Cello Recital Delphine Fournier 21h La Grave
21/8: Show “Violin of the Cities – Violin of the Fields” 21h Villar d’Arène
– Feast of the Diane de Villar d’Arena / The Diane de Villar d’Arène 60th Anniversary!

See also: www.villardarene.com

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Jazz in town – At Gîte les Mélèzes, at la Place de Villar d’Arène 

Jun - 08 2018 | no comments | By

The jazz workshop of the Conservatory of Briançonnais will open this concert, followed by the Passport Quartet and Claire Mira, in a warm atmosphere, typical of jazz clubs. We hope many of you will come listening to this tribute to Jazz standards!
The “Passport Jazz Quartet” offers an immersion in the heart of the years bop and hard bop.
During the 50s and 60s, jazz musicians work on standards, these melodies known to all constitute their common baggage.
They also venture on new paths, mixing styles and genres.
The repertoire of Passport Quartet allows to revisit some of these themes: the trumpet (with the accents of Clifford Brown and Lee Morgan) is based on a rhythmic bass-drums-solid and effective, consisting of two long-time accomplices. At their side, the piano is the link or creates the surprise… The four musicians have a lot of fun playing together… you will obviously feel the music…

Opening: Saturday 9 June 2018 at 8.30 PM.
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Winter 2017/2018

Nov - 24 2017 | no comments | By

Winter is coming… Book your stay now.
Downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ski touring, dog sledding…
As last year, we will make you enjoy a 5 euro daily discount on the la Grave/la Meije cable car packages.

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The boiled bread in Villar d’Arene

Oct - 26 2017 | no comments | By

From Friday 17 to Sunday 19 November 2017.

Baking the “PoBuli” in Villar d’Arene village. A thousand-year tradition at the heart of village life, the autumn breadbaking brings together local families and their friends for three days of kneading, baking and tasting… You can discover and experience this tradition, taste the bread and local specialities.

The scarcity of wood probably explains the custom of the canton: the third weekend of November, just before the first snow, the community is active for several days. They prepare, according to an unchanging recipe, boiled bread or “pô buli” in patois. An intense and important moment, because the inhabitants of the village made this bread only once a year and kept it all year long. At that time kneaders made this bread with rye flour and boiling water, hence its name. Farm in mass of 5kg, it cooks during 7 hours.
Even today, the tradition continues in the Pays de la Meije in the village of Villar d’Arène. The families chained the cooking in a warm and friendly atmosphere to the greatest pleasure of the people who come by and also able to taste the culinary specialties, pies, ravioles, pumps and other crozets.

Formerly were cultivated rye grain that best supports the harsh local conditions.
The bread was baked once a year and eated all year long.

Our renewed restaurant

Sep - 14 2017 | no comments | By

Restaurant Gîte Les Mélèzes

We are pleased to show you our new chairs and tables, built locally in Villar d’Arène in larch wood. The new furniture brings a lot of atmosphere and character to our dining room. In addition, we would like to invite you to view and taste our updated menu, which you can also find online on our website. We warmly welcome you to taste our local and homemade specialties!

We will welcome you at our restaurant for various salads, local home made specialties, pizzas, buckwheat pancakes, crêpes and desserts in a warm and friendly indoor vaulted room or shaded terrace.

Tour de France 2017, Stage 17

Jul - 14 2017 | no comments | By

Carte Étape 17 Tour de France

Experience stage 17 of the Tour de France, one of the most spectacular stages on July 19th.

We are 10 minutes from the Col du Lautaret where all the cyclists pass.

We still have rooms available and you are welcome for a nice home-made dinner.

Sauna

Mar - 31 2017 | no comments | By

Sauna

For true relaxation after skiing, hiking, mountain biking or an intensive bike route, the hotel now offers a newly built sauna for guests to really revitalize. A sauna will do you good!

Open all year

Jan - 01 2017 | no comments | By

Gîte d'étape et de séjour Les Mélèzes

Gîte Les Mélèzes is open all year and welcomes you in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
View the surroundings with webcams.

Welcome

Jan - 01 2017 | no comments | By

Les mélèzes

Situated in the small village of Villar d’Arène at 1650 m altitude, at the foot of Parc des Ecrins, Gîte Les Mélèzes offers you to discover all the riches of the valley of the Haute-Romanche and the massif of La Meije.

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