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La Motte-en-Champsaur tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette at 13 km from La Motte-en-Champsaur

Visit La Motte-en-Champsaur: highlights and tourist information

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La Motte-en-Champsaur is situated in the Hautes-Alpes department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette at 13 km and Valgaudemar Valley at 14 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Motte-en-Champsaur, 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 Motte-en-Champsaur in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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



Church at 13 km (direction north-west), in the Isere department

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

See Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette guide
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 14 km (direction north-east)

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

See Valgaudemar Valley guide


at 19 km (direction south)

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

See Gap guide


at 27 km (direction west-north-west), in the Isere department

The small town of Mens is quite isolated but...

See Mens guide
Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 31 km (direction north-east), in the Isere department

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

See Ecrins National Park guide


Ski resort at 32 km (direction north-east), in the Isere department

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

See Deux-Alpes guide
Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 33 km (direction south-east)

Among many beautiful Alpine lakes we mention the Lac...

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide


Ski resort at 36 km (direction south-east), in the Isere department

The well known ski station of Alpe d'Huez is...

See Alpe-d'Huez guide


at 39 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Embrun guide


at 40 km (direction east)

The silver mines in L'Argentiere la Bessée, very active in the...

See L'Argentiere-la-Bessee guide
La Grave

La Grave

Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction north-east)

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

See La Grave guide


at 45 km (direction east)

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

See Mont-Dauphin guide


at 45 km (direction north-west), in the Isere department

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

See Vizille guide


at 48 km (direction south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

In the mountain village of Seyne you can see various parts of...

See Seyne-les-Alpes guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Motte-en-Champsaur


Markets in and near La Motte-en-Champsaur

  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Thursday - seasonal market only (5km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Monday (5km)
  • Gap: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Chorges: market Sunday (27km)
  • Veynes: market Thursday (29km)
  • Lus-la-Croix-Haute: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (30km)
  • Vallouise: market Thursday (36km)
  • Le Bourg-d'Oisans: market Saturday (36km)
  • La Mure: market Monday (37km)
  • Embrun: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (38km)

More information about La Motte-en-Champsaur, Provence

Tourist attractions near La Motte-en-Champsaur, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Mont-Dauphin place forte (Vauban fortifications) (45km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine de Charance (17km)
  • Jardin alpin du Lautaret (41km)
  • Parc du château de Vizille (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Serre-Poncon (33km)
  • La Meije (36km)
  • Ruines de Séchilienne (42km)
  • Mont Aiguille (42km)
  • Cirque d'Archiane (45km)
  • Aiguilles d'Arves (48km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Poligny (5km)

Geography and distances

La Motte-en-Champsaur is in the south-east of France at 19 kilometres from Gap, the department capital (general information: La Motte-en-Champsaur is 539 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Motte-en-Champsaur

Canton: Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur

Arrondissement: Gap

Department: Hautes-Alpes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to La Motte-en-Champsaur

from Gap (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 539 km

from Calais: 759 km

from Nice: 149 km

from Bordeaux: 524 km

from Strasbourg: 447 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 Motte-en-Champsaur from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Benevent-et-Charbillac, Chauffayer, Le Noyer, Les Costes, Les Infournas, Poligny, Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur, Saint-Eusebe-en-Champsaur, Saint-Firmin and Saint-Jacques-en-Valgodemard.

This page in French: Visiter La Motte-en-Champsaur

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