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Avancon tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Gap at 9 km from Avancon

Visit Avancon: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Gap at 9 km and Lake Serre-Poncon at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Avancon, 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 Avancon in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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



at 9 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Gap guide
Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 13 km (direction east)

Among many beautiful Alpine lakes we mention the Lac...

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide


at 24 km (direction south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

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

See Seyne-les-Alpes guide


at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Embrun guide
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 33 km (direction east)

The valley of Valgaudemar is one of many picturesque...

See Valgaudemar Valley guide


Church at 37 km (direction north-west), in the Isere department

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

See Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette guide


at 38 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Mont-Dauphin guide


at 40 km (direction east-south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

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

See Barcelonnette guide


at 42 km (direction south-west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The citadel is the main attraction in Sisteron, along with...

See Sisteron guide


at 42 km (direction north-east)

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

See L'Argentiere-la-Bessee guide
Vallee de l'Ubaye

Vallee de l'Ubaye

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

Starting near the Lac de Poncon, the Vallée de...

See Vallee de l'Ubaye guide
Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 46 km (direction north-north-east), in the Isere department

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

See Ecrins National Park guide


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

The small town of Mens is quite isolated but...

See Mens guide


at 48 km (direction south), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

As well as being a spa town, the medieval...

See Digne-les-Bains guide

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

Map of places to visit near Avancon


Markets in and near Avancon

  • Chorges: market Sunday (8km)
  • Gap: market Wednesday & Saturday (9km)
  • Montclar: market Sunday - seasonal market only (19km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Thursday - seasonal market only (20km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Monday (20km)
  • Seyne: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • Embrun: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (24km)
  • Embrun: market Saturday (24km)
  • Veynes: market Thursday (29km)
  • Laragne-Monteglin: market Thursday (37km)

More information about Avancon, Provence

Tourist attractions near Avancon, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (38km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine de Charance (12km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Serre-Poncon (13km)
  • Clue de Barles (33km)
  • Source - Verdon (37km)
  • Col d'Allos (41km)
  • Lac d'Allos (53km)
  • Col de la Cayolle (53km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Poligny (22km)

Geography and distances

Avancon is in the south-east of France at 9 kilometres from Gap, the department capital (general information: Avancon is 563 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Avancon

Canton: Bâtie-Neuve

Arrondissement: Gap

Department: Hautes-Alpes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Avancon

from Gap (prefecture): 9 km

from Paris: 563 km

from Calais: 784 km

from Nice: 126 km

from Bordeaux: 536 km

from Strasbourg: 467 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 Avancon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Jarjayes, La Batie-Neuve, La Batie-Vieille, Montgardin, Rambaud, Saint-Etienne-le-Laus, Theus and Valserres.

This page in French: Visiter Avancon

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