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Ecrins National Park tourism and travel guide

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Visit Ecrins National Park: highlights and tourist information

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Ecrins National Park is situated in the Isere department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Attractions in Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park is a very popular and very scenic National Park in the heart of the French Alps: Ecrins National Park

Popular places to visit nearby include La Grave at 14 km and Valgaudemar Valley at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Ecrins National Park, 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 Ecrins National Park in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

La Grave

La Grave

Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction north-north-west), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See La Grave guide
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 17 km (direction west-south-west), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Valgaudemar Valley guide


Ski resort at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Deux-Alpes guide


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

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

See L'Argentiere-la-Bessee guide


at 22 km (direction east-north-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

The picturesque mountain village of Nevache is well placed...

See Nevache guide


Ski resort at 22 km (direction east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Briancon guide
Serre Chevalier

Serre Chevalier

Ski resort at 23 km (direction east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Serre Chevalier guide


Ski resort at 29 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Alpe-d'Huez guide


Church at 34 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette guide


at 35 km (direction south-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Mont-Dauphin guide


at 41 km (direction south-south-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Embrun guide
Val Thorens

Val Thorens

Ski resort at 45 km (direction north-north-east), in the Savoie department

The high altitude skiing at Val Thorens mean it has a longer...

See Val Thorens guide
Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 45 km (direction south), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide


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

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

See Gap guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Isere

Map of places to visit near Ecrins National Park


Markets in and near Ecrins National Park

  • Vallouise: market Thursday (13km)
  • Le Monetier-les-Bains: market Friday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • La Grave: market Thursday (14km)
  • L'Argentiere-la-Bessee: market Friday (21km)
  • Briancon: market Sunday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Briancon: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Le Bourg-d'Oisans: market Saturday (30km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Thursday - seasonal market only (35km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Monday (35km)
  • Guillestre: market Monday (37km)

More information about Ecrins National Park, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Ecrins National Park, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (35km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Queyras (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin alpin du Lautaret (14km)
  • Domaine de Charance (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • La Meije (10km)
  • Aiguilles d'Arves (22km)
  • Col de la Croix-de-Fer (36km)
  • Ruines de Séchilienne (46km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Poligny (36km)

Geography and distances

Ecrins National Park is in the east of France at 58 kilometres from Grenoble, the department capital (general information: Ecrins National Park is 533 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ecrins National Park

Canton: na

Arrondissement: na

Department: Isere

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: na

Distance to Ecrins National Park

from Grenoble (prefecture): 58 km

from Paris: 533 km

from Calais: 749 km

from Nice: 154 km

from Bordeaux: 546 km

from Strasbourg: 421 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Ecrins National Park from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

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