The Aigues valley

The Aigues torrent rushes into the river Guil at Château Ville Vieille. You just have to follow it, to go up the pleasant road in the middle of the mélèzes to discover the "Demoiselle Coiffée", before reaching the nice meadows of Molines where thrones the Saint Romain Church.

Don't forget to visit the honey's museum and have a walk until the banal oven where the whole population meets every second Sunday of June to celebrate the bread feast. The Molines village is composed of 6 hamlets where you can admire the most famous architecture in Queyras : the "fustes".

Going up, you will reach Saint Veran, the highest populated village in Europe (2040 m) where the "lauzes" (stone tiles) and the "bardeaux de mélèzes" (wooden tiles) protect some very nice "fustes" (log houses). The fronts of the houses are often decorated with sundials, some of which are more than one century old and signed by Zarbula.

The trek follows its way up to Saint Véran and Chamoussière passes to reach the majestic Circus of Clausis dominated by the "Tête des Toilies" (3175m) which is also called "Black Head".

The luminous Queyras's sky incited the Meudon's observatory (in Paris area) to establish an astronomical outpost near the top of the peak of Chateaurenard (2989m) in 1974. It has just been equipped with powerful telescopes.