Gap tourism and travel guide

Photo of Gap in Hautes-Alpes

Visit Gap: highlights and tourist information

Travel Guide  To Visit  Attractions 

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

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.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Valgaudemar Valley at 31 km and Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette at 31 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Gap, 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 Gap 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 Gap

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)

More information about Gap, Provence

Tourist attractions near Gap, France

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

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

Gap 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 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