Discover the resort

The residence Etoiles d´Orion *** is located in Orcières-Merlette 1850 in the Hautes Alpes, in the heart of the Ecrins Natural Park. With a ski area of ​​100 km of slopes, the summit of which reaches an altitude of 2,725 m, this station winter sports center offers you a unique panorama of the surrounding mountains. Ideal place to indulge in the pleasures of the mountains while enjoying optimal sunshine influenced by the Mediterranean climate.

This family resort offers a very wide choice ofactivities outdoor in winter (downhill and cross-country skiing, Snow, paragliding, sled dogs, ice karting, zip line, snowmobile, snowshoeing, etc.) and has a Leisure and Relaxation Complex with swimming pool, spa, bowling bar, ice rink, beauty salon, cinema as well as many shops.

For the little ones: here you can find a designated space of 2 hectares apart from the slopes offering special activities. A daycare is also available for children between the ages of 3 months to 6 years old.

A Station designed for families, it will charm you with its conviviality.

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The residence Etoiles d´Orion *** is located in Orcieres-Merlette 1850 in the Hautes Alpes, in the heart of the Parc des Ecrins.

In the Champsaur-Valgaudemar valley, known as a hiker's paradise, the residence offers a very wide range of walks in the summer, aimed at an audience ranging from Sunday walkers to seasoned walkers. The station is also the kingdom of mountain bikers since 3 telemix serve a bike-park made up of 9 specially designed tracks.

For sports enthusiasts: climbing, via ferrata, canyoning, horse riding, paintball, rafting and electric karting are also possible. And for kids, in the heart of the resort you will find two play areas, a merry-go-round and a trampo-jump. A daycare center can accommodate children from 3 months to 6 years old in the village of Orcieres.

Below the village, on the banks of the Drac, the Orcieres leisure center offers various activities fun and sporting: petanque ground, picnic area, swimming pool, fishing, beach volleyball, ...

Grandiose landscapes, rich flora and fauna, sunny but invigorating weather make Orcieres-Merlette a unique and ideal resort for families.

• Splendid panorama
• Sunny and invigorating weather thanks to the alpine freshness
• Many activities to do for all levels
• Activity and Health and Wellness Center

• Splendid panorama
• Sunning favorable
• Numerous all levels recreation
• Activity and Health and Wellness Center

Family holidays

Family holidays

With its breathtaking view of the surrounding mountain range, the Etoiles d'Orion *** residence is the ideal destination for family ski holidays. Its large capacity apartments will be perfect for hosting your whole family up to 10 people, ...

The Residence

The Residence

The Etoiles d'Orion *** family residence welcomes you to the Orcières Merlette 1850 resort in the Hautes Alpes. This establishment, dressed in wood, offers a wide choice of accommodation, from studios to comfortable apartments for 10 people ....


Station 1850 - Rue Bellevue

GPS coordinates

Latitude : 44.695680 - Longitude : 6.327320



From the north on the A480, take exit 8 towards Gap, then the N85 about 80 km and after St Bonnet left D14 towards Orcières.

From the south on the A51, exit La Saulce, then N85 towards Gap and Orcières management.
In the resort, at the first fork left and then straight on Parking Casse Blanche.


TGV station of Grenoble (120 km) and Aix-en-Provence (200 km) Train station of Gap (35 km) From departmental links ensure the transfer between the train station and the station of Gap.


Grenoble St Geoirs (160 km), MarseilleProvence (214 km) and Turin (230 km).
Marseille-Provence and Aix-TGV are connected to the station on Saturday in the season by the White Shuttle.

Front desk hours

Every day from 9am to 12pm and from 16h to 19h except Saturday from 8h to 20h non stop.During the School Summer Vacations: S,M,T,W,TH,F from 9h to 12h and from 16h to 19h. Saturday: 8h-20h non stop.
The rest of the season: Monday-Thursday: 16h-19h Friday and Sunday: 9h-12h and 16h-19h
Saturday: 8h-20h non stop.

Etoiles d'Orion © 2020 - Creation: Laurent PEREZ