Embrun > Isola 2000
07/19/2024 - Stage 19 - 145 km - Mountain
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A small gem, overlooking the Durance valley from its clifftop position, Embrun's mild microclimate has seen the town become known as the Nice of the Alps.
Dating back to the medieval era, the town is filled with architectural interest, in particular the Notre-Dame du Réal cathedral, a Gothic-style masterpiece, and the Tour Brune.
With its location in the Alps, Embrun's natural surroundings are just as stunning as its buildings. A gateway to the Écrins National Park, the surrounding countryside is particularly good for hiking and mountaineering. While just outside the town sits the Embrun lake, where swimming and sailing can be enjoyed in the summer months.
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Founded in the early 1970s, the Isola 2000 resort has been offering exceptional skiing for more than 50 years.
With its high altitude, randing from 2000 to 2600 metres, Isola 2000 has a wide range of terrains for skiiers to choose from, and also offering incredible views and plenty of sunshine.
Outside of the ski season, the resort also has plenty to offer. As the gateway to the Mercantour National Park, its natural surroundings are filled with fascinating and breathtaking sights. And its particularly rewarding as a summer destination, with plenty of entertainment and activities to enjoy, as well as a revitalising climate of crisp mountain air and warm Côte d'Azur sunshine.
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