Guillestre tourism and travel guide

Photo of Guillestre in Hautes-Alpes

Photo is of Mont-Dauphin at 2 km from Guillestre

Visit Guillestre: highlights and tourist information

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Mont-Dauphin at 2 km and Embrun at 16 km.

Guillestre, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 2 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Mont-Dauphin guide


at 16 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Embrun guide


at 17 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See L'Argentiere-la-Bessee guide


Ski resort at 27 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Briancon guide
Vallee de l\'Ubaye

Vallee de l'Ubaye

Scenery at 28 km (direction south-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
Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 29 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 30 km (direction south), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

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

See Barcelonnette guide
Serre Chevalier

Serre Chevalier

Ski resort at 35 km (direction south)

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

See Serre Chevalier guide
Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 37 km (direction 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
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Valgaudemar Valley guide


at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

The picturesque mountain village of Nevache is well placed to explore the scenic Vallée...

See Nevache guide


at 41 km (direction 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 46 km (direction west)

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

See Gap guide
La Grave

La Grave

Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction north-west)

Although better known as a ski resort, the village of La Grave is also...

See La Grave guide

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Map of places to visit near Guillestre


Markets in and near Guillestre

Market days in Guillestre: weekly market: Monday;

  • Guillestre: market Monday (0km)
  • L'Argentiere-la-Bessee: market Friday (17km)
  • Embrun: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (17km)
  • Embrun: market Saturday (17km)
  • Vallouise: market Thursday (24km)
  • Abries: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Briancon: market Sunday - seasonal market only (27km)
  • Briancon: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Monday all day - seasonal market only (30km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)

More information about Guillestre, Provence

Tourist attractions near Guillestre, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (2km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Queyras (17km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin alpin du Lautaret (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Serre-Poncon (29km)
  • Cirque de Viso (33km)
  • Source - Verdon (38km)
  • Col de la Bonette (39km)
  • Col d'Allos (41km)
  • Col de la Cayolle (45km)
  • La Meije (47km)

Geography and distances

Guillestre is in the south-east of France at 46 kilometres from Gap, the department capital (general information: Guillestre is 570 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Guillestre

Canton: Guillestre

Arrondissement: Briançon

Department: Hautes-Alpes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Guillestre

from Gap (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 570 km

from Calais: 785 km

from Nice: 117 km

from Bordeaux: 571 km

from Strasbourg: 444 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 Guillestre from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Eygliers, Mont-Dauphin, Reotier, Risoul, Saint-Clement-sur-Durance, Saint-Crepin and Vars.

This page in French: Visiter Guillestre