Back to Dormillouse

One century ago, many inhabitants of the village of Dormillouse, right in the heart of the Massif des Écrins, harrassed by poverty, emigrated to Algeria. 


Departures and exile

While Dormillouse counted 180 inhabitants in the XIXth century, three successive group departures (in 1881, 1890 and 1921) depleted the population of Dormillouse and the other hamlets of the Valley of Freissinieres. The last of these collective exiles took place in 1921, hundred years ago.

Commemorative Festivity

This centenary will be celebrated on saturday, July 31st and sunday, August 1st.. All the present and former inhabitants of Dormillouse and freissinières, together with descendants and friends, are invited to join and link with their ancestors memory and to share in the extraordinary history of the village and families that used Eto lve there. 


The Newsletter

For those who wish to receive our monthly Newsletter on the préparations of the get together event. 

July 2021

June 2021

April - May 2021

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021

December 2020

Memberships and donations online

Help us organize these 2 days of meetings by participating in the online membership and donation campaign on the HelloAsso platform.

Our partners

Among many partners associated with the event, let's already quote :


Parc National des Écrins, Département des Hautes-Alpes, Région SUD, Commune de Freissinières, Communauté de communes du Pays des Écrins, Musée du Protestantisme dauphinois...


Others will join in...