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Alta Peyra a luxury chalet on Europe’s highest village

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At an altitude of 2,040 metres, the Alta Peyra is a traditional fuste log-cabin (typical of the Southern Alps) that looks out over the picturesque Regional Natural Park of Queyras in France.

Located in Saint-Véran, one of France’s most charming villages and Europe’s highest, the town is home to the largest ski region in the Queyras, extending across a landscape of virgin snows and forests.

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The luxury French chalet’s architecture blends seamlessly into its surroundings and the village’s quaint log cabins. The hotel’s silhouette is a congruent extension of the village’s tiled rooftops, lining streets that conceal gems such as 24 of the sundials to be followed along the Queyras Sundial Route. Most of them were produced by the famous Piedmontese sundial maker Giovanni Francesco Zarbula, and they form just some of the jewels in Saint-Véran’s crown, alongside the wooden fountains, bakers’ ovens and chapels.

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The Alta Peyra boasts 59-rooms including seven suites with balconies, three restaurants, one of which offers gastro cuisine and another panoramic views, as well as a wine bar and bar-lounge, and a Nuxe spa with an indoor/outdoor pool, sauna, hammam and fitness suite: all the trappings of sheer indulgence in a traditional village setting.

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The log cabins have been designed by architect Régis Dallier, and the luxury hotel forms a small hamlet composed of five discreetly interconnected buildings. The Alta Tempo building is a spacious interpretation of Saint-Véran’s log cabins and a custom-built
space spread over four floors: home to the hotel’s spa, swimming pool and solarium.

Alta Peyra, Quartier de la ville, 05350, Saint-Véran, France, hotel-altapeyra.com

About

Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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January 8, 2014 | Europe France Saint-Véran Travel Western Europe | View comments

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