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Lus La Croix Haute is a small village just off the main D1075 route between Grenoble and the Cote d’Azur. To the North and East are the forbidding and dramatic Alpine peaks which contain some of Europe’s best ski resorts, while to the South and West the terrain gives way to the more gentle and sultry Provencal countryside and climate.


With Isere a few miles to the North and the Hautes Alpes only a few miles to the South, Lus La Croix Haute is actually in the very East tip of La Drome.


Well off the beaten track for most English tourists, it is in a most delightfully unspoilt part of the French Alps. Although it is an ideal base from which to explore the ski resorts of the Southern Alps in winter, it is a beautiful summer base for walking, cycling, climbing driving, or a host of other activities. It is a very popular area for French tourists as well as many others from all around Europe.


Lus la Croix Haute, sits at an altitude of 1050m, at the top of the Vallée du Buech. The Buech has its source in La Jarjatte above Lus, and is famous for its trout fishing. La Jarjatte functions as a quaint little ski resort (with 4 button lifts) in winter, but bursts into life in the summer with climbing, via ferrata and canyoning.


Part of the Vercors National Park, the area is a wonderful haven for wildlife including eagles, marmots, deer and wild boar. A number of wolves have also been seen in recent winters, most notably by the shepherds. Don’t worry though, wolves and wild boar are extremely private creatures and it is unlikely you would ever encounter them!

Le Cheylard is perfectly located, around 5 minutes' walk from the centre of the village and its shops and restaurants.

The house sits on the GR94 walk, which is one of the many well-maintained walks which cover France.

Le Cheylard is the perfect base for walking and cycling holidays.

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