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All information gathered first-hand, since 1995



From the village, the view east across the valley of the Vance river far below is of the forested hill Puy Cervier (1239 m). The Vance flows into the Durance about 3 km south of the village.


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History of Jarjayes

Name

First record, 10th century

Medieval: The old castle in the village, that overlooked the deep valley to the east, was destroyed during the Wars of Religion.

Dates

June (End) - Fête Patronale


Hiking

• GPS: 44.50447, 6.109984

Maps

IGN (1/25,000) #3338 ET "Gap, Montagne de Ceuse"

Didier Richard (1/50,000) #7 "Hautes Alpes"

• There are hiking trails in the Bois du Puy Cervier, just to the east of the village, and through the Forêt de Serre-Ponçon to the southeast, overlooking the Durance. For either area, the trails start in the little village of Valserres, a few km southeast of Jarjayes.
• The trail north up to Puy Cervier continues in different branches, one going to Gap and another to La Bâtie-Neuve.
• The trail east through the Forêt de Serre-Ponçon has a multitude of possibilities, including hikes along the lake and to Chorge, and eventually connecting with the GR50 (Grande Randonnée).


Transportation Jarjayes

Department 05, Haute-Alpes Buses

  • See Beyond's Haute-Alpes (05) Bus Schedules for downloading Haute-Alpes bus-lines map and bus-line schedules [pdf for each line] (link for PDF files).

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