Saint-Véran is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France in the Queyras Regional Natural Park.
Saint-Véran, located in the French Alps
is the most elevated commune of the French Republic (and of Europe). It is the third highest village in Europe
Permanent population is around 270 but this is swelled by tourists in both summer and winter. In addition to tourism the main activities are agriculture and wood crafts.
The village is named after Saint Véran
, 6th century Bishop of Cavaillon
who in legend drove away a dragon.
The Observatoire de Saint-Véran was constructed nearby by the Observatoire de Paris in the early 1970s.
Based on the article in the French Wikipedia.