Auberge de la Cure is a short or long stay guest house in the Haute-Ubaye, located in the hamlet of Maljasset.The guest house was founded in 1986 by Michel and Marie-Rose Longeron, and then taken over in 2007 by their son Hubert and his Australian wife Klytë, who continue the tradition of a warm welcome in the mountains in both winter and summer.
Before returning to settle in the Ubaye valley, Hubert had a career as a chef in luxury hotels and restaurants from Monaco to Australia via Switzerland, Scotland and Spain. At Auberge de La Cure we are serious about the cooking!
Four dormitories for a capacity of 26 people:
A vaulted ceiling in the dining room
A sunny terrace and large garden with hammocks
Located deep in the Maurin Valley, at 1900 metres altitude, Maljasset is on the banks of the Ubaye River in a flat valley worn by glaciers long gone. This hamlet is a starting point for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, snowshoeing or winter skiing (cross-country and tour skiing). Maljasset offers a majestic setting as a basis for these activities; it is also a renowned stage of the Alpine Crossing and ski tours.
Located in the north of the Alps de Haute Provence, wedged between the Queyras, the Mercantour Park and Italy, the Ubaye Valley receives an exceptional amount of sunshine (at least 300 days / year), and snow that the ski resorts are testament to (Pra-Loup, Vars-Risoul, Sainte-Anne -La Condamine, Sauze and Super-Sauze).
This dynamic valley offers an ideal setting for your holidays: hiking, climbing, mountain biking, river descents, lake fishing at altitude and in torrents, naturalist activities (exceptional flora and fauna, geology), family activities (lakes, adventure tree-top rope parks, summer sledging), cultural events (music festivals, exhibitions), and visits to monuments or sundials, the Valley’s museums...
An important stage of the GR5, Maljasset is located on the Via Alpina, on the tour of the Ubaye or Upper Piedmont, on the tour of the Queyras, or less long, the tour of the Font-Sancte. Many day hikes also radiate around Maljasset.
The Maurin valley is a mecca for climbing, with peaks such as the Aiguille Pierre-André or the Aiguilles de Chambeyron and many routes of all difficulties in the Aiguille Large, La Tête du Sanglier or the Rochers Rouges, the Péouvoux, etc. An abundance of choice that probably warrants more stays!
A unique place for mountain biking, the valley of Maurin is particularly renowned for its cross-border routes for experienced mountain bikers.
With an international reputation, Maljasset is at the start of many ski tours (tour of the Aiguille Large, Font-Sancte, Col Mary, Marinet, Longet valley ...) which allows varying levels within the same groups to stay at the same guest house.
The valley floor offers the perfect setting for many snowshoeing trails and a cross-country ski track of about 6 km.
Half board : €41.50 summer, €42.50 winter (all taxes included) Including evening meal, the night, shower, breakfast and tourist tax (€0.50).
to avoid the road part of the GR5, you can spend a night at the Campo Base refuge in Chiappera, Italy or hike to the Chambeyron Refuge, spend the night, then hike to Larche from there.
Otherwise, there is the Sherpa Ubaye transport service that can take you to Fouillouse from Maljasset to avoid the walk on the road.
Transport possible on the road part of the Chambeyron Tour or GR5 in the morning if reserved the night before.We recommend discussing with and grouping together with other guests.
Meteorological observers for Météo France since 1971 et regular mountain-goers, ask us about the current conditions and eventual risks, especially in winter, we will advise you to the best of our abilities.
The ski tour and snowshoe season starts when the snow arrives and is open until mid-April (depending on the snow). When the conditions are good, departure skis/snowshoes on, from in front of the guest house. Today, the 28/12/2017, there is 91cm of snow on the ground in the village.
From the SNCF train station in Gap (Paris-Briançon line), take the SCAL bus from the train station side to Barcelonnette, then a taxi (36km) to Maljasset. Or from the SNCF train station in Mont-Dauphin/Guillestre by taxi (47km).
By road : From Gap, it’s advisable to pass by Barcelonnette (possibility to hire mountain gear) on the D900 road. Take direction Col de Vars. When you arrive at Saint Paul sur Ubaye, drive through the village and up the valley until you reach Maljasset-Maurin (do not take the road over the stone bridge to Fouillouse). The hamlet is 13km from Saint Paul and there is a car park just before the hamlet.
Telephone us for a pre-reservation, your reservation will be confirmed after we receive a deposit of €10.00 per person and per night.
Hubert et Klytë LONGERON
MALJASSET 04530 ST-PAUL SUR UBAYE
Téléphone :00 33 (0)4 92 84 31 15
E-mail : MALJASSET.GITE@YAHOO.FR
Siret :4933586600018 A.P.E:552E ID
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