• Pra Loup

Introduction

Pra Loup is one of the largest mountain resorts in the Southern French Alps. Internationally known as a winter ski destination it is also very popular in summer and is renowned as a centre for mountain biking.

Graded, waymarked bike trails descend from the summit station of the cable car and the resort offers many other open air activities such as pony riding, trampolines, and quad bikes.

The central square boasts numerous restaurants and bars, many with sunny terraces. Summer evenings see a wide variety of entertainment such as concerts and firework displays.

Practicalities

Pra Loup resort has a wide range of accommodation, such as hotels, B&Bs, and holiday rentals. There are numerous restaurants, clubs and bars. The resort has several minimarkets, bakers, and takeaway food outlets. There are plenty of sports shops for equipment hire, a newsagents and several souvenir shops.

The resort is served by a shuttle bus to Barcelonnette from where connections can be made to Gap, Digne les Bains and Marseille.

Pra Loup has a doctor's surgery, a physiotherapist and a pharmacy, along with day-to-day essentials such as a post office, cash machine, laundrette and Wi-Fi hotspot.

Pra Loup

The resort of Pra Loup is built on a sunny plateau over-looking the Ubaye Valley. It is built around a central square and open-air shopping arcade, which joins on to a huge flat grassy area at the foot of the mountainside.

Numerous walks start from the resort, from short, mostly flat, family strolls to waymarked trails, that in turn connect up to national GR (Grande Randonnée) footpaths.

During the summer season a cable-car is open every day to whisk you up to the altitude restaurant for lunch or for a picnic in the beautiful Alpine meadows.

Both the central area and the grassy plateau also have plenty of bars and restaurants, mostly with large, sunny terraces boasting splendid views of the surrounding peaks.