La Grave tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Grave in Hautes-Alpes

Visit La Grave: highlights and tourist information

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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

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.

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Deux-Alpes at 15 km and Alpe-d'Huez at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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La Grave, 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 La Grave 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 La Grave

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

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

  • Vallee de la Claree (30km)

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

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

La Grave 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 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