Nature, Science & Environmental network

Broaden your horizons in discovering nature and taking pleasure in introducing yourself to projects that make sense. Combine holidays and learning thanks to the Nature Science and Environmental network as they create scientific and onsite courses, brainstorming workshops and conferences!

The Nature Science and Environmental network

The Nature, Science and Environmental network (NSE) gathers different associations, regional authorities, institutional organisations at the same time as public and private agents such as guides, mountain guides and scientific presenters in the Grand Briançonnais area (Briançonnais, Hautes Vallées, Guillestrois and the Queyras area). All together, they offer to experience the scientific tourism.

 

The projects that make sense

In order to get a better understanding on the alpine environment issues and the importance of protecting it make the most of the company of an expert to get some knowledge on the territory and the mountains around us. Either with friends, family or by yourself, learn about astronomy, get confident in identifying alpine plants alongside with discovering alpine oceans. Moreover, get the chance to gather data on the endangered and protected species as well as interacting with professionals and scientists about climate change.

6 central themes to explore through this NSE network:

  • Astronomy
  • Botanic
  • Geology
  • Environmental science
  • Onsite data gathering
  • Industrial and technical heritage

The Nature, Science and Environmental network in Les Hautes Vallées - La Grave, La Clarée, l'Izoard

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Jardin du Lautaret - La Grave - La Meije - © R.Douzet/jardin du Lautaret

The Lautaret Garden

Sommet du Col du Lautaret, Villar-d'Arêne

The Lautaret Garden

The Lautaret Garden is a hundred year old gem presenting a concentration of plants from mountains all over the world, with a view of the glaciers of la Meije. Without doubt one the most…

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Réserve Naturelle Régionale des Partias

La réserve des Partias est une réserve naturelle régionale de près de 802 hectares entre 1600 m et 2940m d’altitude. On y dénombre plus de 93 espèces d’oiseaux, 385 espèces de plantes et de…

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Arpentages - Olivier BELLO - Mountain guide

With Arpentages, renew with the original, unembellished beauty of the mountains, thanks to your own physical effort and the maximum use of 'soft', durable practices.

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Moulin de Sacha - © ©ARJMS

Le Moulin de Sachas

15, Rue des Ayes, Villar-Saint-Pancrace

Le Moulin de Sachas

L'association Raymond Jévodan - Le Moulin de Sachas a entamé des actions visant la protection et la restauration de ce patrimoine local et l’ouvrir à des visites pour maintenir la vitalité…

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Astroguindaine_Façade Sud au Printemps - © @Astroguindaine

Association - Astroguindaine

Chalet Astroguindaine, Villar-d'Arêne

Association - Astroguindaine

The Guindaine is an architectural chalet perched at 2000 meters altitude
Located on the road of Lautaret pass, a few miles from Villar d'Arene

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Centre Briançonnais de Géologie Alpin - Puy Saint Andrée - © CGBA

House of Geology and Geopark

Route Nationale 94, Puy-Saint-André

House of Geology and Geopark

At the gates of Briançon, the Geology and Géoparc House welcomes you to introduce you and make discover the local geology. Temporary exhibitions, lectures, animations. Groups on…

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La Mine d'Argent du Fournel

, L'Argentière-la-Bessée

La Mine d'Argent du Fournel

La Mine d’argent, un joyau patrimonial historique unique dans les Hautes Alpes.
Découvrez le travail des mineurs à travers les galeries dans cet univers au cœur de la montagne.…

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Ecrins National Park

Covering an area of 91,800 hectares in the central zone, the Ecrins National Park, straddling the Isère and Hautes-Alpes department, covers a mountainous surface ranging from 800 to 4,102…

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Martin Cocher Odile - Aventure Verticale La Meije

Mountain Guide -
Climbing / via ferrata / via cordata teacher -
Canyoning / adventure climbing Guide -
Airboard teacher

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The Nature, Science and Environmental loyalty card:

Get discounts for many activities with our 50 collaborators in the Grand Briançonnais area.

It is simple: everyone in the family has its own loyalty card and you just need to show it in order to get discounts.

For more details, download theNSE loyalty card App.


Scientific tourism activities

Improve your knowledge on the flora, the fauna, the astronomy and the many other wonders nature has to offer. You will be able to take part in onsite and scientific courses, workshops or conferences on varied different themes all closely linked to the environment and the alpine climate.

 

Find more details on nature and scientific discoveries around La Meije

Download the agenda for the summer activities in the Grand Briançonnais area.