The history of the commune of le Monêtier les Bains
Le Monêtier-les-Bains is distinguished by strong alpine features, visible glaciers and wild and unspoilt mountainous areas.
In the north of the Hautes-Alpes department, the town occupies the high valley of the Guisane, the name of the river that starts its course at the summit of the Col du Lautaret (2058 m).
It is one of the four communes of the Serre-Chevalier resort and the peak of this major mountain resort whose ski lifts mark the north face of the valley over a stretch of around fifteen kilometres from Briançon.
It covers around 13,000 hectares between the Col du Galibier, the Cerces mountain range (the departure point for the main hikes is at the Pont de l'Alp) and the Parc national des Écrins.
The valley is wide enough to ensure that mountain agriculture still thrives here and still marks the features of the landscape.