La Grave tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Although better known as a ski resort, the village of La Grave is also a very unspoiled traditional mountain village

La Grave 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 La Grave. For detailed visitor information see the La Grave travel guide.

Tourist classifications for La Grave include "most beautiful village".

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Deux-Alpes at 15 km and Alpe-d\'Huez at 21 km.

La Grave, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 14 km (direction south-south-east), in the Isere department

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

See Ecrins National Park guide


Ski resort at 15 km (direction west), in the Isere department

Les DeuxAlpes is one of the longest established and most popular Alpine ski resorts...

See Deux-Alpes guide


Ski resort at 21 km (direction west), in the Isere department

The well known ski station of Alpe d'Huez is also famous for the Tour...

See Alpe-d'Huez guide


at 24 km (direction east)

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

See Nevache guide
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 27 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Valgaudemar Valley guide
Serre Chevalier

Serre Chevalier

Ski resort at 27 km (direction east)

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

See Serre Chevalier guide


Ski resort at 31 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Briancon guide


at 34 km (direction south-east)

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

See L'Argentiere-la-Bessee guide
Val Thorens

Val Thorens

Ski resort at 35 km (direction north-east), in the Savoie department

The high altitude skiing at Val Thorens mean it has a longer season than...

See Val Thorens guide


Ski resort at 37 km (direction north-west), in the Isere department

Its proximity to Grenoble means that the ski resort of Les 7-Laux is busy...

See Les-7-Laux guide


Church at 38 km (direction west-south-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 42 km (direction west), in the Isere department

Most visitors to Vizille are attracted by the Chateau de Vizille and its associated...

See Vizille guide


Ski resort at 47 km (direction north-north-east), in the Savoie department

Part of the extensive 'Trois Vallées' ski region, Meribel is extremely popular and has...

See Meribel guide


Ski resort at 48 km (direction west-north-west), in the Isere department

Known as the 'capital of the Alps', Grenoble has a great deal of interesting...

See Grenoble guide

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Markets in and near La Grave

Market days in La Grave: weekly market: Thursday;

  • La Grave: market Thursday (0km)
  • Le Monetier-les-Bains: market Friday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Le Bourg-d'Oisans: market Saturday (22km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne: market Saturday (26km)
  • Vallouise: market Thursday (26km)
  • Briancon: market Sunday - seasonal market only (30km)
  • Briancon: market Wednesday (30km)
  • L'Argentiere-la-Bessee: market Friday (34km)
  • La Mure: market Monday (35km)
  • Froges: market Saturday (39km)

More information about La Grave, Provence

Tourist attractions near La Grave, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (49km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Chartreuse (55km)
  • Queyras (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin alpin du Lautaret (3km)
  • Parc du château de Vizille (42km)
  • Parc du château du Touvet (45km)
  • Jardin du musée Hébert (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • La Meije (4km)
  • Aiguilles d'Arves (9km)
  • Col de la Croix-de-Fer (22km)
  • Ruines de Séchilienne (39km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Poligny (44km)

Geography and distances

La Grave is in the south-east of France at 57 kilometres from Gap, the department capital (general information: La Grave is 519 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Grave

Canton: Grave

Arrondissement: Briançon

Department: Hautes-Alpes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to La Grave

from Gap (prefecture): 57 km

from Paris: 519 km

from Calais: 735 km

from Nice: 168 km

from Bordeaux: 542 km

from Strasbourg: 409 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 La Grave from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Villar-d'Arene.

This page in French: Visiter La Grave