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Abries tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Briancon at 26 km from Abries

Visit Abries: highlights and tourist information

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Abries is situated in the Hautes-Alpes department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Briancon at 26 km and Mont-Dauphin at 28 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Abries, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Abries in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



Ski resort at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

The town of Briancon is best known for its extensive Vauban fortifications,...

See Briancon guide


at 28 km (direction west-south-west)

The fortified mountain town of Briancon, one of the highest towns in...

See Mont-Dauphin guide


at 29 km (direction west)

The silver mines in L'Argentiere la Bessée, very active in the 19th...

See L'Argentiere-la-Bessee guide
Serre Chevalier

Serre Chevalier

Ski resort at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

Serre-Chevalier is an extensive alpine ski region, based around Briancon and incorporating...

See Serre Chevalier guide


at 36 km (direction north-west)

The picturesque mountain village of Nevache is well placed to explore the...

See Nevache guide


at 42 km (direction west-south-west)

The historic centre of Embrun is usually visited at the same time...

See Embrun guide
Vallee de l'Ubaye

Vallee de l'Ubaye

Scenery at 45 km (direction south-south-west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

Starting near the Lac de Poncon, the Vallée de l'Ubaye is one...

See Vallee de l'Ubaye guide
Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 47 km (direction west-north-west), in the Isere department

Ecrins National Park is a very popular and very scenic National Park...

See Ecrins National Park guide


at 50 km (direction south-south-west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

Barcelonnette has an attractive town centre, and also a good number of...

See Barcelonnette guide
Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 55 km (direction west-south-west)

Among many beautiful Alpine lakes we mention the Lac de Serre-Poncon because...

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide
La Grave

La Grave

Most Beautiful Village at 56 km (direction west-north-west)

Although better known as a ski resort, the village of La Grave...

See La Grave guide


at 67 km (direction south-west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

In the mountain village of Seyne you can see various parts of...

See Seyne-les-Alpes guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Hautes-Alpes

Map of places to visit near Abries


Markets in and near Abries

Market days in Abries: weekly market: Wednesday;

  • Abries: market Wednesday (0km)
  • Briancon: market Sunday - seasonal market only (26km)
  • Briancon: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Guillestre: market Monday (27km)
  • L'Argentiere-la-Bessee: market Friday (29km)
  • Vallouise: market Thursday (35km)
  • Le Monetier-les-Bains: market Friday - seasonal market only (38km)
  • Embrun: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (44km)
  • Embrun: market Saturday (44km)

More information about Abries, Provence

Tourist attractions near Abries, France

What to do at Abries? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Abries.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (28km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Queyras (10km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque de Viso (18km)

Geography and distances

Abries is in the south-east of France at 72 kilometres from Gap, the department capital (general information: Abries is 570 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Abries

Canton: Aiguilles

Arrondissement: Briançon

Department: Hautes-Alpes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Abries

from Gap (prefecture): 72 km

from Paris: 570 km

from Calais: 782 km

from Nice: 124 km

from Bordeaux: 592 km

from Strasbourg: 426 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Nice, Lyon or Grenoble airports. By car from the UK allow about 10 hours for the journey from Calais to here. For driving distances to Abries from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aiguilles and Ristolas.

This page in French: Visiter Abries

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