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Laye tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Gap at 11 km from Laye

Visit Laye: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Gap at 11 km and Valgaudemar Valley at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Laye, 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 Laye in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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

Gap

Gap

at 11 km (direction south)

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

See Gap guide
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 20 km (direction north-east)

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

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

Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette

Church at 20 km (direction north-west), in the Isere department

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

See Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette guide
Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide
 
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Mens

Mens

at 32 km (direction west-north-west), in the Isere department

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

See Mens guide
Embrun

Embrun

at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Embrun guide
Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 36 km (direction north-east), in the Isere department

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

See Ecrins National Park guide
Deux-Alpes

Deux-Alpes

Ski resort at 39 km (direction north-east), in the Isere department

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

See Deux-Alpes guide
L'Argentiere-la-Bessee

L'Argentiere-la-Bessee

at 40 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See L'Argentiere-la-Bessee guide
Seyne-les-Alpes

Seyne-les-Alpes

at 41 km (direction south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

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

See Seyne-les-Alpes guide
Mont-Dauphin

Mont-Dauphin

at 43 km (direction east)

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

See Mont-Dauphin guide
Alpe-d'Huez

Alpe-d'Huez

Ski resort at 43 km (direction east), in the Isere department

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

See Alpe-d'Huez guide
La Grave

La Grave

Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See La Grave guide
Briancon

Briancon

Ski resort at 51 km (direction east-north-east)

The town of Briancon is best known for its extensive...

See Briancon guide

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Map of places to visit near Laye

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Markets in and near Laye

  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Thursday - seasonal market only (2km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Monday (2km)
  • Gap: market Wednesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Chorges: market Sunday (20km)
  • Veynes: market Thursday (25km)
  • Lus-la-Croix-Haute: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (30km)
  • Embrun: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (34km)
  • Embrun: market Saturday (34km)
  • Montclar: market Sunday - seasonal market only (36km)
  • Vallouise: market Thursday (38km)

More information about Laye, Provence

Tourist attractions near Laye, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine de Charance (10km)
  • Jardin alpin du Lautaret (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Serre-Poncon (26km)
  • La Meije (42km)
  • Mont Aiguille (46km)
  • Ruines de Séchilienne (49km)
  • Source - Verdon (53km)
  • Col d'Allos (57km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Poligny (5km)
 
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Geography and distances

Laye is in the south-east of France at 11 kilometres from Gap, the department capital (general information: Laye is 546 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Laye

Canton: Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur

Arrondissement: Gap

Department: Hautes-Alpes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Laye

from Gap (prefecture): 11 km

from Paris: 546 km

from Calais: 767 km

from Nice: 142 km

from Bordeaux: 526 km

from Strasbourg: 454 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 Laye 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, Buissard, Forest-Saint-Julien, La Fare-en-Champsaur, Le Noyer, Les Infournas, Poligny, Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur, Saint-Julien-en-Champsaur and Saint-Laurent-du-Cros.

This page in French: Visiter Laye

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