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Avancon tourism and travel guide

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Visit Avancon: highlights and tourist information

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

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!


... 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

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

Avancon is in the south-east of France. 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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