At 1000 m altitude in the Valgaudemar (Hautes Alpes), at the end of the hamlet of Lubac, the road stops to give way to tranquility, rest and the start of hikes where the beauty of the mountains, the flora and the fauna will not leave you indifferent.

Nestled in the heart of a green valley, the Hotel Restaurant le Ban de l'Ours offers accommodation in the middle of a natural garden.

Welcome to Ban de l'Ours, where for more than 50 years, the same family, from generation to generation, has done everything possible, with its team, to make your stay unforgettable.

Le Ban de l'Ours

Hotel & Restaurant

Bear scupture
view of the hotel on arrival

The Hotel

As soon as you arrive at the Ban de l'Ours, you will be won over by the exceptional location of the establishment, its architecture well integrated in a preserved natural setting which offers a privileged place to recharge your batteries. A large shaded park bordered by a pleasant little stream whose murmur invites you to relax, provides a space for freedom appreciated by parents and children.

Located at the gates of the Ecrins National Park, a stone's throw from Champsaur, the Ban de l'Ours is the ideal place to meet your desires for a nature holiday.

The Restaurant

Let yourself be pampered by a family and varied cuisine, in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

The Saturday evening and Sunday lunch menus are mainly made up of traditional dishes from Valgaudemar such as donkey ears, tourtons, ravioli, mashed potato pie, leg of lamb, flour biscuits, etc.

We also offer the “picnic pension” service: a full meal basket prepared by us and to take with you to the mountains, on discoveries, on visits… Remember to book it the day before!

speciality "Assiette de la Vallée"

Free WiFi


Magazines, TV, games

Private wooded park

Enchanting sound of stream

Child extra bed

Free for children under 2

Reduced mobility access


The Valgaudemar and its surroundings have a lot of activities to offer you, in all areas. The hotel is the starting point for several hiking and cycling routes.

Do you want to relax, or on the contrary, fill up on sensations? Or perhaps set off to discover a cultural heritage? We will be able to advise you and help you prepare your excursions. The valley is waiting for you!

A new season is coming
While waiting for the Ban de l'Ours to open in the spring,
feel free to contact us to prepare your visit.

See you soon in Valgaudemar!
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News and events

1 March 2022
Goat Festival 2022

On tuesday, October 4, 2021, the traditional Cattle Fair will take place at La Chapelle en Valgaudemar. On this occasion, during the month of October, the Ban de l'Ours organizes 3 special days around this event, and more particularly its traditional dish, the goat stew.

June 4, 2020
The new bikes

This year, the Ban de l'Ours has acquired two new electrically assisted bicycles. This is an opportunity to explore the roads and paths of Valgaudemar effortlessly, and to comfortably enjoy this vast natural space. We tested them, what a pleasure!