At the end of August a magical moment occurs at the edge of the Queyras (Hautes Alpes) and Piemont. A beautiful festival takes place at the small shelter Nino Soardi. A live band is playing for about an hour of popular tunes (film music, known jazz standard song etc ...).

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Few hundred spectators from France and Italy are found in more than 2,600 meters above sea level to share a moment of peace and friendship. It is a little silly to say things like that, but he reigns a real climate of warmth . Is the transboundary nature (the shelter is only a few meters from the border) of the event, the public love nature and mountains and the crystal silence of the mountains ?

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Viso, in the distance, stands in the sky or hovering vultures, curious sounds of the concert (véridique!). Some buff around the slopes a few meters from spectators. Ibex, from the slopes of Bric Bouchet (2998), craning to spy for them this unusual noise.

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The Mediterranean Sea seems visible from the Bric Bouchet, one imagines the Gulf of Genoa to profile behind the Po Valley .
The end of the summer, the cool-down (after the flood [essential and welcome !] Of guests) is then on good lines ...


  • Around 800 m hikking ascent. 10 euros for lunch (cheese or sausage + Polenta ).
  • Departure from Valpréveyre (Abries / Queyras sector).
  • Good adress: Lago Verde Refuge in Italy.
  • Lago Verde refuge

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