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L'Argentiere-la-Bessee tourism and travel guide

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Visit L'Argentiere-la-Bessee: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The silver mines in L'Argentiere la Bessée, very active in the 19th century, are now reopened as a popular tourist attraction

L'Argentiere-la-Bessee 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 L'Argentiere-la-Bessee. For detailed visitor information see the L'Argentiere-la-Bessee travel guide.

Tourist classifications for L'Argentiere-la-Bessee include "recommended detour".

Popular places to visit nearby include Mont-Dauphin at 15 km and Serre Chevalier at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

L'Argentiere-la-Bessee, 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 L'Argentiere-la-Bessee in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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



Ski resort at 13 km (direction north-east)

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

See Briancon guide


at 15 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Mont-Dauphin guide
Serre Chevalier

Serre Chevalier

Ski resort at 21 km (direction north-north-east)

Serre-Chevalier is an extensive alpine ski region, based around Briancon...

See Serre Chevalier guide
Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 21 km (direction west-north-west), in the Isere department

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

See Ecrins National Park guide


at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

The picturesque mountain village of Nevache is well placed to...

See Nevache guide


at 26 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Embrun guide
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 29 km (direction west)

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

See Valgaudemar Valley guide
La Grave

La Grave

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction north-west)

Although better known as a ski resort, the village of...

See La Grave guide
Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 35 km (direction south-west)

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

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide


Ski resort at 42 km (direction west-north-west), in the Isere department

Les DeuxAlpes is one of the longest established and...

See Deux-Alpes guide
Vallee de l'Ubaye

Vallee de l'Ubaye

Scenery at 44 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...

See Vallee de l'Ubaye guide


at 46 km (direction south-south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

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

See Barcelonnette guide


at 46 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Gap guide


Church at 48 km (direction west), in the Isere department

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

See Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette guide

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

Map of places to visit near L'Argentiere-la-Bessee


Markets in and near L'Argentiere-la-Bessee

Market days in L'Argentiere-la-Bessee: weekly market: Friday;

  • L'Argentiere-la-Bessee: market Friday (0km)
  • Vallouise: market Thursday (8km)
  • Briancon: market Sunday - seasonal market only (13km)
  • Briancon: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Guillestre: market Monday (17km)
  • Le Monetier-les-Bains: market Friday - seasonal market only (20km)
  • Embrun: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (27km)
  • Embrun: market Saturday (27km)
  • Abries: market Wednesday (29km)
  • La Grave: market Thursday (34km)

More information about L'Argentiere-la-Bessee, Provence

Tourist attractions near L'Argentiere-la-Bessee, France

What to do at L'Argentiere-la-Bessee? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting L'Argentiere-la-Bessee.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (15km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Queyras (24km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin alpin du Lautaret (33km)
  • Domaine de Charance (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

Towns of Art and history

  • Poligny (42km)

Geography and distances

L'Argentiere-la-Bessee is in the south-east of France at 46 kilometres from Gap, the department capital (general information: L'Argentiere-la-Bessee is 553 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: L'Argentiere-la-Bessee

Canton: L'Argentiere-la-Bessee

Arrondissement: Briancon

Department: Hautes-Alpes

Region: Provence

Postcode: na

Distance to L'Argentiere-la-Bessee

from Gap (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 553 km

from Calais: 769 km

from Nice: 134 km

from Bordeaux: 563 km

from Strasbourg: 431 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 L'Argentiere-la-Bessee from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Freissinieres, La Roche-de-Rame, Les Vigneaux, Puy-Saint-Vincent and Vallouise.

This page in French: Visiter L'Argentiere-la-Bessee

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