Embrun tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The historic centre of Embrun is usually visited at the same time as the leisure lake of Lac de Serre Poncon

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Embrun. For detailed visitor information see the Embrun travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Embrun in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mont-Dauphin at 16 km and Barcelonnette at 23 km.

Embrun, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

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

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

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide


at 16 km (direction north-east)

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

See Mont-Dauphin guide


at 23 km (direction south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

Barcelonnette has an attractive town centre, and also a good number of substantial 'Mexican...

See Barcelonnette guide
Vallee de l\'Ubaye

Vallee de l'Ubaye

Scenery at 25 km (direction east-south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

Starting near the Lac de Poncon, the Vallée de l'Ubaye is one of the...

See Vallee de l'Ubaye guide


at 25 km (direction south-south-west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

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

See Seyne-les-Alpes guide


at 27 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See L'Argentiere-la-Bessee guide


at 32 km (direction west)

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

See Gap guide
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 37 km (direction north-west)

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

See Valgaudemar Valley guide


Ski resort at 40 km (direction north-north-east)

The town of Briancon is best known for its extensive Vauban fortifications, and also...

See Briancon guide
Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 42 km (direction north-north-west), in the Isere department

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

See Ecrins National Park guide


at 43 km (direction south-south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

In the mountain village of Colmars highlights include the Fort de Savoie and fortified...

See Colmars-les-Alpes guide
Serre Chevalier

Serre Chevalier

Ski resort at 48 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Serre Chevalier guide


Church at 51 km (direction west-north-west), in the Isere department

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

See Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette guide


at 59 km (direction west-south-west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

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

See Sisteron guide

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

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Markets in and near Embrun

Market days in Embrun: weekly market: Saturday; seasonal market: Wednesday;

  • Embrun: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (0km)
  • Embrun: market Saturday (0km)
  • Chorges: market Sunday (16km)
  • Guillestre: market Monday (17km)
  • Montclar: market Sunday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Monday all day - seasonal market only (23km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Seyne: market Tuesday & Friday (25km)
  • L'Argentiere-la-Bessee: market Friday (27km)
  • Vallouise: market Thursday (32km)

More information about Embrun, Provence

Tourist attractions near Embrun, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (17km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Queyras (34km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine de Charance (34km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Serre-Poncon (12km)
  • Source - Verdon (27km)
  • Col d'Allos (30km)
  • Col de la Bonette (36km)
  • Col de la Cayolle (39km)
  • Lac d'Allos (40km)
  • Clue de Barles (40km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Poligny (38km)

Geography and distances

Embrun is in the south-east of France at 32 kilometres from Gap, the department capital (general information: Embrun is 572 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Embrun

Canton: Embrun

Arrondissement: Gap

Department: Hautes-Alpes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Embrun

from Gap (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 572 km

from Calais: 790 km

from Nice: 114 km

from Bordeaux: 559 km

from Strasbourg: 458 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 Embrun from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baratier, Crots, Les Orres, Puy-Saint-Eusebe, Puy-Sanieres, Saint-Andre-D'Embrun and Saint-Sauveur.

This page in French: Visiter Embrun