Ambel tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette at 2 km from Ambel

Visit Ambel: highlights and tourist information

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Ambel is situated in the Isere department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Ambel in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette at 2 km and Mens at 14 km.

Ambel, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Church at 2 km (direction north-east)

The church and mountainous setting of Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette are the second most important...

See Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette guide


at 14 km (direction west)

The small town of Mens is quite isolated but certainly worth exploring...

See Mens guide
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 21 km (direction east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

The valley of Valgaudemar is one of many picturesque natural highlughts in...

See Valgaudemar Valley guide


Ski resort at 28 km (direction north-east)

Les DeuxAlpes is one of the longest established and most popular Alpine...

See Deux-Alpes guide
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Ski resort at 28 km (direction north-north-east)

The well known ski station of Alpe d'Huez is also famous for...

See Alpe-d'Huez guide


at 30 km (direction south-south-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

Not a major tourist destination, in Gap we suggest you take a...

See Gap guide


at 33 km (direction north-north-west)

Most visitors to Vizille are attracted by the Chateau de Vizille and...

See Vizille guide
Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 36 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Ecrins National Park guide
La Grave

La Grave

Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See La Grave guide


Ski resort at 46 km (direction north-north-west)

Known as the 'capital of the Alps', Grenoble has a great deal...

See Grenoble guide
Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 46 km (direction south-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide


at 49 km (direction east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See L'Argentiere-la-Bessee guide


at 52 km (direction east-south-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Embrun guide


at 55 km (direction west-north-west)

The centre of Pont-en-Royans, with medieval houses along the cliffs above the...

See Pont-en-Royans guide

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Markets in and near Ambel

  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Thursday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Monday (18km)
  • Lus-la-Croix-Haute: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (24km)
  • La Mure: market Monday (26km)
  • Le Bourg-d'Oisans: market Saturday (29km)
  • Gap: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Veynes: market Thursday (31km)
  • Vizille: market Tuesday (33km)
  • Vif: market Friday (35km)
  • La Grave: market Thursday (40km)

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Tourist attractions near Ambel, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Vercors (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine de Charance (27km)
  • Parc du château de Vizille (33km)
  • Jardin alpin du Lautaret (41km)
  • Jardin du musée Hébert (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Ruines de Séchilienne (30km)
  • Mont Aiguille (30km)
  • Cirque d'Archiane (34km)
  • La Meije (37km)
  • Lac de Serre-Poncon (46km)
  • Mont Jalla (47km)
  • Aiguilles d'Arves (47km)
  • Cascade du Moulin-Marquis (48km)
  • Gorges de la Bourne (49km)
  • Grottes de Choranche (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Gervais (57km)

Geography and distances

Ambel is in the east of France at 46 kilometres from Grenoble, the department capital (general information: Ambel is 526 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ambel

Canton: Corps

Arrondissement: Grenoble

Department: Isere

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 38970

Distance to Ambel

from Grenoble (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 526 km

from Calais: 748 km

from Nice: 162 km

from Bordeaux: 513 km

from Strasbourg: 442 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Ambel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aspres-les-Corps, Beaufin, Corps, La Salette-Fallavaux, Le Glaizil, Les Cotes-de-Corps, Monestier-d'Ambel, Pellafol, Quet-en-Beaumont and Sainte-Luce.

This page in French: Visiter Ambel


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