Serre Chevalier


A huge ski area of nearly 4000 hectares, Serre Chevalier ski resort extends for 15km along the valley to include the towns of Briançon, St Chaffrey, Chantemerle, La Salle Les Alpes and Le Monêtier-les-Bains. More than just a ski resort, the area's wonderful history is best expressed in the old Vauban Fort that dominates the skyline above Briancon. The fort's main street, the Grande Rue, was originally constructed in the year 1345!

Getting there

Serre Chevalier is, 240km south of Geneva and 110km west of Turin. Approx 2h20 mins by car. Marseilles is 260km to the south. Approx 3h30 mins. Gateway airports for international travellers are Milan (MXP) 3h45 mins, Geneva (GVA) 3h35 mins and Lyon (LYS) 3h15 mins. Any of the Paris airports are also an option, but the ground transfer is lengthy . The regional airport of Turin (TRN), and to a lesser degree Chambery 2h40 mins & Marseilles are options for travellers from the UK & Europe.

From the north, trains from Paris, Geneva, Tur in or Milan are conveniently met at Oulx train station by buses which swiftly complete the 30km trip to all Serre Chevalier towns and villages via Montgenevre. From the south, connections to Serre Chevalier by train from Marseilles to Briancon are straight forward but time consuming. Alternatively, trains to Grenoble can be linked with a bus to Briancon.

Two to three public bus trips a day link Grenoble to the Serre Chevalier Vallee & Briançon. Local buses easily link Briancon to the other Serre Chevalier base areas.

Driving from Calais is approximately 10h00