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Espinasses tourism and travel guide

Photo of Espinasses in Hautes-Alpes

Photo is of Lake Serre-Poncon at 12 km from Espinasses

Visit Espinasses: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Lake Serre-Poncon at 12 km and Gap at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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 east-north-east)

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

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide


at 15 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Gap guide


at 17 km (direction south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

In the mountain village of Seyne you can see...

See Seyne-les-Alpes guide


at 25 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Embrun guide


at 36 km (direction east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

Barcelonnette has an attractive town centre, and also a good...

See Barcelonnette guide


at 37 km (direction south-west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

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

See Sisteron guide
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 39 km (direction south-west)

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

See Valgaudemar Valley guide


at 39 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Mont-Dauphin guide
Vallee de l'Ubaye

Vallee de l'Ubaye

Scenery at 41 km (direction east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

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

See Vallee de l'Ubaye guide


at 42 km (direction south), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

As well as being a spa town, the medieval centre of...

See Digne-les-Bains guide


Church at 44 km (direction north-west), in the Isere department

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

See Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette guide


at 45 km (direction south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

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

See Colmars-les-Alpes guide


at 46 km (direction north-east)

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

See L'Argentiere-la-Bessee guide


at 54 km (direction north-west), in the Isere department

The small town of Mens is quite isolated but...

See Mens guide

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

Map of places to visit near Espinasses


Markets in and near Espinasses

  • Chorges: market Sunday (10km)
  • Montclar: market Sunday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Gap: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Seyne: market Tuesday & Friday (17km)
  • Embrun: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (24km)
  • Embrun: market Saturday (24km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Thursday - seasonal market only (26km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Monday (26km)
  • Veynes: market Thursday (32km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Monday all day - seasonal market only (35km)

More information about Espinasses, Provence

Tourist attractions near Espinasses, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Mont-Dauphin place forte (Vauban fortifications) (39km)

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine de Charance (18km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Serre-Poncon (12km)
  • Clue de Barles (26km)
  • Source - Verdon (31km)
  • Col d'Allos (35km)
  • Lac d'Allos (47km)
  • Col de la Cayolle (48km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Poligny (28km)

Geography and distances

Espinasses is in the south-east of France at 15 kilometres from Gap, the department capital (general information: Espinasses is 570 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Espinasses

Canton: Chorges

Arrondissement: Gap

Department: Hautes-Alpes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Espinasses

from Gap (prefecture): 15 km

from Paris: 570 km

from Calais: 791 km

from Nice: 120 km

from Bordeaux: 539 km

from Strasbourg: 473 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 Espinasses from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bellaffaire, Breziers, Gigors, Remollon, Rochebrune, Rousset, Saint-Etienne-le-Laus and Theus.

This page in French: Visiter Espinasses

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