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Champoleon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Champoleon in Hautes-Alpes

Photo is of Valgaudemar Valley at 12 km from Champoleon

Visit Champoleon: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Valgaudemar Valley at 12 km and Gap at 23 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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

Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 12 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Valgaudemar Valley guide


at 23 km (direction south-west)

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

See Gap guide
Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 24 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide
Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 24 km (direction north-north-east), in the Isere department

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

See Ecrins National Park guide


at 25 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See L'Argentiere-la-Bessee guide


at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Embrun guide


Church at 27 km (direction west-north-west), in the Isere department

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

See Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette guide


at 29 km (direction east)

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

See Mont-Dauphin guide


Ski resort at 34 km (direction north-north-west), in the Isere department

Les DeuxAlpes is one of the longest established and...

See Deux-Alpes guide


Ski resort at 36 km (direction east-north-east)

The town of Briancon is best known for its extensive...

See Briancon guide
La Grave

La Grave

Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction east-north-east)

Although better known as a ski resort, the village...

See La Grave guide


Ski resort at 41 km (direction north-north-west), in the Isere department

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

See Alpe-d'Huez guide
Serre Chevalier

Serre Chevalier

Ski resort at 41 km (direction north-east)

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

See Serre Chevalier guide


at 42 km (direction south-south-east), 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 Champoleon


Markets in and near Champoleon

  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Thursday - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Monday (15km)
  • Chorges: market Sunday (19km)
  • Vallouise: market Thursday (23km)
  • Gap: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • L'Argentiere-la-Bessee: market Friday (25km)
  • Embrun: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (25km)
  • Embrun: market Saturday (25km)
  • Guillestre: market Monday (31km)
  • Le Monetier-les-Bains: market Friday - seasonal market only (35km)

More information about Champoleon, Provence

Tourist attractions near Champoleon, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (29km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine de Charance (23km)
  • Jardin alpin du Lautaret (37km)
  • Parc du château de Vizille (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Serre-Poncon (24km)
  • La Meije (32km)
  • Aiguilles d'Arves (45km)
  • Source - Verdon (50km)
  • Ruines de Séchilienne (52km)
  • Col de la Bonette (62km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Poligny (17km)

Geography and distances

Champoleon is in the south-east of France at 23 kilometres from Gap, the department capital (general information: Champoleon is 548 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Champoleon

Canton: Orcières

Arrondissement: Gap

Department: Hautes-Alpes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Champoleon

from Gap (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 548 km

from Calais: 766 km

from Nice: 139 km

from Bordeaux: 540 km

from Strasbourg: 444 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 Champoleon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Orcieres and Saint-Jean-Saint-Nicolas.

This page in French: Visiter Champoleon

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