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About Les Carlines

The gite “Les Carlines”

A warm and friendly welcome within a privileged mountain environment.

For 9 years now, we have been working on the quality of our accommodation, our service and the quality of our food, to exceed  our customers expectations.

With each new season, we take delight in welcoming our regulars who return to sample the dishes made from fresh and local ingredients and prepared with care by Gary. We are also very happy to meet new faces.

Our rooms are cosy and clean and we offer double and twin rooms with or without en-suite as well as larger rooms with bathrooms for families. A total of 20 places to accommodate singles, couples, families and groups.

Our aim is to provide a relaxing stay in a stunning mountain environment and serve delicious meals around a shared table.

You can choose the full board option with a picnic lunch to take away, half-board or B&B. We supply bedding.

We have a large south facing terrace with garden furniture, TV room, equipment lock-up and shoe dryers, parking places and free WI-FI.

Do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

 

Les Vigneaux

Les Vigneaux takes its name from the practice of cultivating vines which have occupied the hills since ancient times.  Today, the village's coat of arms, bearing a vine, the magnificent trellises on the older houses, the wooden balconies and the ruins of old building which houses wine presses, are testimony to a culture from times gone by.

You will find a symbolic vine in our vegetable patch.

Situated on the banks of the Gyronde, at a height of 1100 meters, the village is home to 500 inhabitants and sits at the gateway to the valley of Vallouise and the Ecrins mountain range and benefits from a stunning panorama.

Dominated by the elegant silhouette of the Saint-Laurent church’s bell tower, which is classed as a historic monument, the village sits harmoniously within the landscape, backed by the limestone wall of the Montbrison (2818m).

For sundials enthusiast, the parsonage sundial with its republican hours, is, on its own, worth a detour.

Les Vigneaux is a charming  village which provides easy access to a variety of summer and winter mountain activities either sportive or educational. From the gite, you can access the GR50 (long distance trail), the Compostelle pilgrimage trail, Vallouise, L’Argentière-la-Bessée, Puy-Saint-Vincent, Ailefroide and the Pré de Mme Carle of the fortified medieval town of Briançon.

 

The carline

The carline, also called silver thistle or carline barometer, was present on the site of the gite 20 years ago and gave it its name.

A sun flower, the carline was hung above front doors to protect form evil spirits. Today, at the gite, they serve as weather indicators (as they open and shut according to the hygrometry) or simply as decorations!

Picking this plant is restricted.