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Like Superdévoluy, La Joue du Loup is a relatively new village located in the ski resort of Massif du Dévoluy. The buildings in La Joue du Loup are lower and smaller than in Superdévoluy and predominantly chalets, which certainly adds a certain charm to the village as a whole. All accommodations are located within walking distance of the lifts, which means you can often ski right down to your doorstep. You can also choose to ski all the way to Superdévoluy (in the evening there is no connection to Superdévoluy itself).
La Joue du Loup is part of the Massif du Dévoluy ski area which has around 100km of ski slopes. It is mainly made up for blue and red slopes, perfect for intermediate to advanced skiers. There are plenty of options for cross country skiers too, with around 35km of trails.
There are activities for non skiers in La Joue du Loup too. Soak in some winter sun and enjoy a drink at one of the bars. There is also a spa in Superdévoluy and the options to rent a snow mobile. Sunweb has a great assortment of different ski packages in Superdévoluy. From all inclusive hotels - to cheap, affordable apartments. There are options to suit all group sizes and budgets.
For the latest government travel advice and corona measures by destination, visit the government website. Please note: this information can change in the meantime, so we advise you to consult it regularly until shortly before departure.
The capital of France is Paris
France is one hour ahead of the UK (GMT+1).
The official language is French.
The euro (€) is the official currency of France
The local emergency number is 112.
Service charge (tip) in restaurants and bars :
It is not likely that the service charger will be added to the bill automatically. If you are pleased with the service you can round off or leave a tip of 10%.
The voltage is 220 and the socket is different compared to the general UK sockets. You can buy an European adapter in most airports and supermarkets.
A UK mobile phone should work in France. The setup for this may differ per provider, so it is best to inquire about this before hand.
Safety on the slopes:
In France, wearing a helmet is not mandatory but recommended (especially for children). In ski classes (for all ages), it is often compulsory.
You must be in possession of a valid passport in order to travel to France.
Food and Drinks:
Cheese, croissants, baguettes and wine! It is possible to drink tap water.
As a general rule, the shops are open on Monday/Friday from 09:00 to 19:00. However, some shops may close over lunchtime. On Sunday and Monday, a selection of shops are closed. Some supermarkets are open on Sunday mornings.
Christmas Day: 25 December, 2014 (Thursday)
Boxing Day: 26 December, 2014 (Friday)
New Year’s Day: 1 January, 2015 (Thursday)
Good Friday: 3 April, 2015
Easter Sunday: 5 April, 2015
Easter Monday: 6 April, 2015
Travelling by car:
Most motorways in France require you to pay a toll fee. The Pas Piccolo San Bernardo is closed the whole winter (November - June). Always check the locat weather reports before departing.
In some cities and towns it is obligaroty to have a "environmentsl sticker". It is not possible to buy these stickers en route. You will have to order them online before you leave home. French authorities advise you to print out the form and the confirmation of the sticker if it does not arrive at your home in time. You can find the form on:
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The lift pass for children up to age 4 and senior citizens from 75 years is free. If you are entitled to this free lift pass, please select ‘no lift pass’ when booking. The free lift pass can be picked up locally on presentation of your ID.
A deposit of € 5, - is required for the lift pass.
The above fees and discounts are valid only when booking with Sunweb. Other rates are used at the resort.
Lift pass (extra information):
In step 2 of the booking process it is indicated for which days the lift pass is valid. If you want to use the ski lift on a different day than indicated in step 2 of the booking process, please contact our contact centre by telephone. It is not possible to change the days of the lift pass once you have arrived at the destination. If you wish to extend the lift pass, it can often be booked as an extra. The price for extending the lift pass can be found in step 2 of the booking. If you choose “no lift pass”, the discount can also be found in step 2 of the booking process.
When selecting your lessons you will be asked for your level:
Beginners: Select beginners if you have never skied before.
Average: Can you already turn and break? Chose average lessons.
Advanced: Can you already ski well yet wish to improve your technique? Opt for advanced.
Ski and snowboard rental can be specified immediately upon booking.
When you book Gold or Diamond ski equipment you can exchange it once a week for free, for snowboard equipment or freeride skis (unavailable on weekends).
The following types of material can be booked:
This material is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. This material is particularly agile, so it makes turning and breaking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.
This is ideal material for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The material is agile, but also suitable to cut corners sharp. Even at high speeds these skis provide great performance.
These skis and snowboards are made of high quality material, and are perfect for experienced skiers. This comfortable material is suitable on all track types and snow conditions.
These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology, and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.
TIP: Tell our rental partner your exact requirements (eg off piste skiing) so they can help you select the right material.
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