For kids and families

The area around La Grave and Villar d'Arène is a real outdoor playground for families! Outdoor activities offer a great opportunity to explore the natural environment. You can go on short walks or longer hikes towards a lake, observe wild life, meet farm animals or go climbing, canyoning or mountain biking. Below you will find out more about the different activities, visits and events that are perfect for families.

Even super-heroes need a break! Here you'll find the playgrounds and sport fields of La Grave and Villar d'Arène where children can play safely, on their own.

 Playgrounds and sport facilities here

To help you organise your family holiday in La Grave - Villar d'Arène, click here to see our top 10 child-friendly activities.

10 activities to enjoy with the entire family at La Grave - Villar d'Arène

Sports activities

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Multi-activities training for 6-12 years old with Odile hiking guide

Outdoor activities, one or 5 days, with games, sports and various activities for children (orienteering, hiking, games, Via-ferrata )
Children will be supervised by state qualified…

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Nature Workshops for 3 - 6 years with Odile, hiking guide

Come and have fun with us!
The nature workshop allows children from 3 to 6 years old to discover nature while having fun. On the program: Observation of marmots, discovery of plants and…

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Guided tour of the Grand Clot Silver Mines with Odile, climbing instructor

Enjoy a day of vacation to make your children discover the all new via corda of La Meije and the history of the vertical mines of Oisans county ! Great time of happiness guarenteed !
For…

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Land'Art Hiking with Odile, hiking guide

L'opportunité pour les enfants de toucher, rechercher et créer en montagne. Le plus souvent, les enfants ramassent ce qu'ils trouvent et créent de leurs propres mains des œuvres d’art…

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Climbing classes with Odile climbing instructor

Get your fill of thrills during a climbing session. Discover a fun and sporty activity while verticality. Take the time to discover, to initiate yourself and why not to exceed your limits.…

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Petit Pilier by the waterfall with Aventure Verticale La Meije.O

New for 2020!
In a magnificent setting, the small pillar by the waterfall offers great climbing routes.
A short hike leading to a simple climb to discover a majestic view.

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Family canyoning with Aventure Verticale La Meije

The Gâ Torrent is a 100 % natural jewel with verticality, steep sides, sculptured rocks, water movement and stunning views.

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Day hike with the Bureau des Guides de la Grave

Families, contemplative types and sports enthusiasts, discover the Meije region on foot during a full- or half-day outing in the heart of the Hautes Vallées, between Oisans and Écrins. …

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Atelier enfant dessin naturaliste - © Jardin du Lautaret

child naturalist drawing workshop

Col du Lautaret, Villar-d'Arêne

child naturalist drawing workshop

This workshop for your children will be an enriching discovery for them: with the observation of the flowers, describe them, draw them, observe the insects which turn around and learn more…

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Sortie montagne avec le Bureau Montagne Horizons

Découvrez, Respirez, Vivez avec Horizons ®
Le Bureau Montagne Horizons est un regroupement d'Accompagnateurs en montagne, moniteur de ski nordique. Balade et Rando, Trekking, Trail,…

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Cultural activities

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A rural walk with goats

Take a walk with Céline, Martin and their goats to learn more about their farm and love for their animals and the cheese they produce.

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panier à fraise - © ©VannerieDeLaMeije

Discovering of basketry

Au Pays de la Meije, Villar-d'Arêne

Discovering of basketry

Lucile presents the world of basketry: the tools of the weaver, the material used to know the wicker and the presentation of various techniques of wicker work.

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Rallye photo - Promenade ludique dans Villar d'Arène

Découvrez à votre rythme le village de Villar d'Arène de manière ludique et connectée.

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Rallye photo - Balade patrimoniale dans le village des Hières

Découvrez de manière ludique et à votre rythme une petite partie du patrimoine local dans le village des Hières !

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Visit of the botanical garden for young people with the Jardin du Lautaret

Le Jardin du Lautaret proposes to the young public, a visit of the five senses by one of the animators in scientific popularization. A visit of colors, scents, a visit where you can touch…

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Tour of the Molières farm

Céline and Martin Gaillard have been breeding goats in La Grave since 2015. They have turned the farm into a warm, welcoming place where you can discover their work and their brightly…

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OTHER ACTIVITIES

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Passerelle susependue

Belvédère de la Meije

Entre les Terrasses et le Chazelet, La Grave

Belvédère de la Meije

Observation deck; located at the Col des Portes (just after the small chapel of Le Chazelet); from which you will have breathtaking views of the valley.
Free access

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Terrain multi sport - La Grave - © J. Selberg

Multisports ground

L'Arboretum, La Grave

Multisports ground

New at your disposal at the Arboretum of La Grave:
- A new multi-sports ground and free of outside access and fenced
- A zip line

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Terrain multisports à Villar d'arène

Terrain multisports à Villar d'Arène

Le Clos des Saules, Villar-d'Arêne

Terrain multisports à Villar d'Arène

At your disposal at Clos des Saules in front of the 'La Meije Blanche' residence:- A new multi-sports ground and free of outside access and fenced

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Le petit château multi activité sur la place de l'Eglise à Villar d'arène - © OTHV

Aire de jeux

Place de l'Eglise, Villar-d'Arêne

Aire de jeux

You will find at your disposal on the place of the Church in Villar d'Arène, a playground for children.

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les Hières - © ©J.SELBERG

Balade des Hières à Valfroide

Parking à l'entrée du hameau, La Grave

Balade des Hières à Valfroide

Balade idéale pour les familles avec jeunes enfants sur piste pastorale et au milieu d'anciens hameaux d'alpage et en pleine nature.

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Eglise Saint-Martin - Villar d'Arène - © ©J.SELBERG

Balade autour des hameaux de Villar d'Arène

parking à l'entrée du village, Villar-d'Arêne

Balade autour des hameaux de Villar d'Arène

In the village of Villar d'Arene, on the edge of the Ecrins National Park with the sound of the river Romanche in the background, you will discover an easy trail made for everyone in a…

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