Gap tourism and travel guide

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Visit Gap: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Not a major tourist destination, in Gap we suggest you take a stroll around the attractive Place Jean-Marcellin

Gap 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 Gap. For detailed visitor information see the Gap 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 Gap in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Valgaudemar Valley at 31 km and Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette at 31 km.

Gap, 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 22 km (direction east)

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

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 31 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Valgaudemar Valley guide


Church at 31 km (direction north-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 32 km (direction south-east), 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 33 km (direction east)

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

See Embrun guide


at 39 km (direction north-west), in the Isere department

The small town of Mens is quite isolated but certainly worth exploring if you...

See Mens guide


at 42 km (direction south-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


at 45 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Mont-Dauphin guide


at 46 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See L'Argentiere-la-Bessee guide
Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 46 km (direction north-east), in the Isere department

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

See Ecrins National Park guide


at 49 km (direction east-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


Ski resort at 59 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Briancon guide


at 60 km (direction 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 64 km (direction north-east)

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

See Serre Chevalier guide

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Markets in and near Gap

Market days in Gap: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • Gap: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Thursday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Monday (14km)
  • Chorges: market Sunday (16km)
  • Veynes: market Thursday (20km)
  • Montclar: market Sunday - seasonal market only (27km)
  • Seyne: market Tuesday & Friday (32km)
  • Lus-la-Croix-Haute: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (32km)
  • Embrun: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (32km)
  • Embrun: market Saturday (32km)

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Tourist attractions near Gap, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Mont-Dauphin place forte (Vauban fortifications) (45km)

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine de Charance (3km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Serre-Poncon (22km)
  • Clue de Barles (38km)
  • Source - Verdon (45km)
  • Col d'Allos (50km)
  • Mont Aiguille (52km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Poligny (15km)

Geography and distances

Gap is in the south-east of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Hautes-Alpes department (general information: Gap is 556 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gap

Canton: Gap

Arrondissement: Gap

Department: Hautes-Alpes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Gap

from Gap (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 556 km

from Calais: 778 km

from Nice: 134 km

from Bordeaux: 527 km

from Strasbourg: 466 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 Gap from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Jarjayes, La Freissinouse, Neffes, Pelleautier, Rabou and Rambaud.

This page in French: Visiter Gap