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Legal information on La Grange des Ecrins - Terms of booking Bed and Breakfast

SARL La Grange des Ecrins
Guest rooms

Chemin du Fangeasson

Tél : 0(33)6 76 46 88 15  /  0(33)4 92 20 22 16

SIRET : 500 256 953 000 18 - APE 552E

Labeled Gîte de France La Grande des Ecrins is labelled Gîte de France (The quality label Gîtes de France guarantees precise standards of comfort in 1, 2, 3 and 4 ears) and compliance with a national charter. --- All guest rooms Gîtes de France are classified according to the architectural quality of the house, their environment, their level of comfort, decoration and their services, and upgraded at least once every 5 years . Whatever the ranking, owners will have to heart to make you a pleasant stay.

Ranked rooms 3 épis Ranked three épis : comfortable rooms, each with complete and private sanitary (shower or bath, sink and toilet ).

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La Grange des Ecrins - Guest rooms
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General Conditions of booking Bed and Breakfast

You can download via the link below, the General Conditions of booking Bed and Breakfast La Grange des Ecrins (french pdf file)
General Conditions of booking Bed and Breakfast

Other literature

Maps and guides

You find on-site guides and maps for your trips or your hiking, biking, snowshoeing, ski maps..., and flyers with all activities of the valley.

A relaxation area

A relaxation area

with a Jacuzzi, price is 18 (40 minutes for 2 people)

A heated swimming pool

A heated swimming pool

(at 25 ° C minimum), open between May 15 and September 15 (except exceptional weather conditions). The pool is fenced and its dimensions are 7.90 m x 4.30 m. .



we can rent snowshoes with walking sticks.

Ski passes

Ski passes

You can book ski passes directly with the house of tourism of the Champsaur Valgaudemar and access to 5 family size ski resorts of the valley


Complete Baby Equipment

A Complete Baby Equipment

Baby cot, bottle warmers, kitchen, changing mat, intercom and on request we can provide the evening meal (€ 5 meal baby until 18 months).

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Common areas

outside terrace,  common room with games and reading.



Surrounding La Grange Des Ecrins you will have an easy access to many leisure activities and excursions, such as:


    • Les Ecrins National park : the property is situated on the periphery of lez Ecrins National Park, on the border of central zone towards the Park. You have direct access to the park via the hiking trails crossing the property. The Pont du Fossé National Forest centre is 6 km away.Parc national des Ecrins 2010

    • Saint Bonnet en Champsaur Lake : 9 km,


    • The Haut Champsaur climbing sites : the nearest 9 km

    • The Haut Champsaur paragliding site : 10 km

    • Champoléon valley : tourism and heritage, hiking and horse-riding trails (12 km),

    • Plateau Bayard : golf course and cross-country skiing : (13 km),

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    • Saint Bonnet and its historic medieval center,

    • Gap old town centre : shopping, movies, théâtre, museums.... (and also hospitals) (20 km),
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    • Serre Ponçon lake : swimming, sailing, water-skiing, kite  (30 km),
    • Capella Saint Michel al llac de Serre Poncon

    • Gap Tallard aerodrome (primary parachuting centre in Europe),

    • Ski resorts : Saint Michel de Chaillols, St Leger les Mélèzes, Ancelle and Laye at 5-10 km, Orcières Merlette and Serres Eyraud (the purist holiday resort) at 20 km. All offer many different activities in winter : alpine and cross-country skiing, snwshoe hiling, ice-skating, tobogganing, and in summer :hiking, horse riding, climbing and mountain walking, via ferrata and wild water activities (rafting, canoeing, kayaking, hydro speed...)

View on La Grange des Ecrins et les montagnesView from La Grange des Ecrins

The Farm is situated on several walking and hiking trails.



EcogîteLa Grange des Ecrins : an Ecogîte®


La Grange des Ecrins : an EcogîteSustainable development, sustainable tourism, ... : These words are now our daily lives, we can not hear the television without hearing about it, read a newspaper without finding an article or spend an evening without the subject being discussed. But what is there behind these words? For most of us, it remains very unclear, if not incomprehensible, but for most of us, we also feel that this is important.
We each have our own ideas: it tells us that the world goes wrong and you begin to feel the effects?

At la Grange des Ecrins, we do not claim to be all inclusive or to be yours, but we try our level to make our brick building, this drop in the ocean of actions to achieve goals difficult to identify: natural resource conservation, reducing carbon emissions, reducing emissions of GHGs (greenhouse gases ),...We adopt an attitude of eco-citizenship at our level.

For this, we adopt, as far as possible, sustainable practices ; we try, through gestures mostly simple to do, to participate in sustainable development and sustainable, it is tell a development that meets present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

To help us implement our actions and environmental citizens to enhance these activities, we decided to engage in the process of environmental qualification developed by the Gites de France: qualifying ECOGITE®.


About work :

We worked on the insulation of the house (roof and walls, of course, but also ground).

We have chosen to best promote the healthy and local materials known (wood benefiting from FCE or PEFC label, stone and lime,...) and totally excluded (in accordance with specifications "Ecogîte") products (window PVC glycero paint, polyurethane,...).

Note that we did not engaged in the choice of "all green" (hemp, wool sheep,...) for different reasons (the problem of certification of materials, skills for implementation, additional cost,... ).

We have completely redesigned the heating system (solar panels and wood-fired boiler-shredded - see below) ;

Solar thermal panels of wood chip storage silo

We have set up systems for controlled mechanical ventilation (CMV) and humidity controlled (part of the house) a type system "Canadian well."

In the part of the house rebuilt, facing south, we have favored the passive solar energy by setting up large windows, through which we hardly ever even heat it in winter.

Building and around

We have retained the characteristics of the building, centuries old, in the renovated respecting the local architecture, including the use of traditional materials (which may be as recent tradition coverage "steel sheet tray").

The renovated main building 

We buried overhead cables (electricity, telephone) and placed on the floor solar panels and satellite dishes TV antennas.

Parking and external access avoid, where possible, the asphalt or concrete (stone, grass, all comers,...). Note however that some asphalt to facilitate access for people with disabilities.

Plantations favor native species, non-allergenic, no water consumer.

At the daily

- The hot water is produced by solar panels (15 m²)

- The home heating is provided by a central heating based on a wood chip boiler. The wood chip fuel is a local origin (it is waste from a sawmill in the valley) that require little energy to be produced and transported. It is a fuel with a very favorable carbon footprint. Even if the CO ² produced during the manufacture, transport and combustion, it also sets during the life of the tree

- The boiler and solar panels are coupled, the boiler shall be assisted by the solar panels when the sun is present. By cons, it takes over solar panels for hot water if we have no sun for several days

- The swimming pool (in use from May to September heated at 25 ° C minimum) is also heated by solar panels

- Our health elements (sink faucet, shower, toilet flushing,...) are equipped with consumption limits

- We use appliances Class A (low consumption of energy and water) and set up a maximum of light bulbs

- We sort our waste

- For the table d'hote, we work up with local products (most of our suppliers are on the Champsaur or the high Alps) and we use gas for cooking

- Exotic products that we use (coffee, tea, ...) are, if possible, products with a certified "Fair Trade" as "Fairtrade / Max Havelaar"

- Our cleaning products are in the vast majority of cases of products with a "green label" (European Eco-label, European label for sustainable development "sustainable cleaning"

- We try to use paper (printer paper, toilet paper, paper towel ...) from sustainably managed forests. This paper benefiting from FSC or PEFC forest management to ensure environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable.

FSC certified paper    Fairtrade

Note that all these choices and actions in favor of a more rational development are favored but are not engaged in a systematic way. There is no fundamentalism in our approach but the will to do the best whenever possible (within the limits of functionality and reasonable cost).


During your stay with us, we will ask you to help us carry out these actions for the good of our planet and future generations (this is still a common place but do not hesitate to repeat).

  • You have in the entrance, under the canopy, a trash can to throw recyclables (bottles, packages, newspapers,...),
  • Think about turning off lights when leaving your room,
  • Do not leave taps running,
  • We are not changing the linens (towels) every day if this is necessary, however, put the towels on the floor to change,
  • For longer stays, we change the bed linen once a week.


Logo EcogiteECOGITE® : The Ecogîtes ® are a label certifying Gites de France accommodation of High Environmental Quality.

The holiday cottages receiving qualification Ecogîtes are new forms of tourist accommodation to meet strict requirements with regard to taking into account the overall environment. They illustrate the practice of responsible tourism.

It is this philosophy that this expanded network will register through the preservation of natural resources, minimizing negative impacts on the environment, exploitation of renewable energy use in construction or restoration of natural materials, local, recyclable, without adverse effects on health.

The main areas of work of Ecogîtes are :

  • Economies d'énergie et utilisation d'énergie renouvelable (solaire, bois, éolien, hydroélectrique...),
  • Meilleure gestion des ressources en eau,
  • Tri sélectif, gestion des déchets,
  • Intégration au site et utilisation de matériaux sains,
  • Equipements performants pour plus d'économie et moins de rejets.



La Grange des Ecrins is a beautifully renovated farmhouse of the 14th century, ideally located near the Ecrins National Park, heart of the Champsaur Valley, one of the best preserved areas in the French Alps. It has five charming and very comfortable ensuite bedrooms with a great fusion of wood and stones. There is a jacuzzi and an outdoor swimming pool with an amazing surrounding mountains view.


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You'll love our elegant and comfortable guest rooms:


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Antoine de St Exupéry Room

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Adrienne Bolland Room

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Jean Mermoz Room

Valley view, This room offers a bed in 160, and a sofa-bed...

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Hélène Boucher Room

Extremely comfortable, This rooms offers a bed in 160, plus a bed in 90...

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Louis Blériot Room

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On site you will enjoy spending a quiet and relax time on the terrace or in the heated pool (25°C minimum), open betwen may 15 and september 15 (except exceptional weather conditions) or staying relaxed by soaking into the Jacuzzi.

If walks or sports activities are the object of your quest you will undoubtedly find your happiness, summer and winter, taking full advantage of local and regional activities , tourism and sports , offered by the valley.

Discover in video the Champsaur & Valgaudemar valley

Near the Grange des Ecrins, you will have access to many ski resorts and winter sports : Saint Michel de Chaillol, Saint Léger les Mélèzes, Ancelle et Laye are betwen 5 and 10 km ; Orcières-Merlettes et Serres-Eyraud are at 20km.

Guests can also enjoy hiking trails in summer, snowshoeing in winter, bike trails and horse rides, sports activities (rafting, canoë, kayak,...) on the Drac and Séveraisse rivers and many others (golf -13 km-, paragliding, climbing, boating activity on the lake of St Bonnet -9 km- and Serre Ponçon -40 mn-,...).