Embrun tourism and travel guide

Photo of Embrun in Hautes-Alpes

Visit Embrun: highlights and tourist information

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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

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.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Mont-Dauphin at 16 km and Barcelonnette at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Embrun, 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 Embrun 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 Embrun

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

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

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

Embrun 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 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