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Les Orres tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Embrun at 7 km from Les Orres

Visit Les Orres: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Embrun at 7 km and Lake Serre-Poncon at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Les Orres, 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 Les Orres in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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



at 7 km (direction north-west)

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

See Embrun guide
Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 16 km (direction west)

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

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide


at 16 km (direction south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

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

See Barcelonnette guide
Vallee de l'Ubaye

Vallee de l'Ubaye

Scenery at 18 km (direction east-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 18 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Mont-Dauphin guide


at 24 km (direction south-west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

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

See Seyne-les-Alpes guide


at 31 km (direction south-west)

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

See L'Argentiere-la-Bessee guide


at 37 km (direction south-south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

In the mountain village of Colmars highlights include the...

See Colmars-les-Alpes guide


at 38 km (direction west)

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

See Gap guide


Ski resort at 44 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Briancon guide
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 44 km (direction north-west)

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

See Valgaudemar Valley guide
Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 48 km (direction north-north-west), in the Isere department

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

See Ecrins National Park guide


at 53 km (direction south-west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

As well as being a spa town, the medieval centre of...

See Digne-les-Bains guide
Mercantour National Park

Mercantour National Park

National Parc at 57 km (direction east-south-east), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

The National Park of Mercantour, in the Alps near the...

See Mercantour National Park guide

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

Map of places to visit near Les Orres


Markets in and near Les Orres

  • Embrun: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (7km)
  • Embrun: market Saturday (7km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Monday all day - seasonal market only (16km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Guillestre: market Monday (18km)
  • Montclar: market Sunday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • Chorges: market Sunday (22km)
  • Seyne: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • Allos: market Wednesday (31km)
  • L'Argentiere-la-Bessee: market Friday (31km)

More information about Les Orres, Provence

Tourist attractions near Les Orres, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (18km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Queyras (33km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine de Charance (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Serre-Poncon (16km)
  • Source - Verdon (21km)
  • Col d'Allos (24km)
  • Col de la Bonette (29km)
  • Col de la Cayolle (32km)
  • Lac d'Allos (34km)
  • Clue de Barles (39km)
  • Cirque de Viso (44km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Poligny (44km)

Geography and distances

Les Orres is in the south-east of France at 38 kilometres from Gap, the department capital (general information: Les Orres is 579 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Les Orres

Canton: Embrun

Arrondissement: Gap

Department: Hautes-Alpes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Les Orres

from Gap (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 579 km

from Calais: 797 km

from Nice: 107 km

from Bordeaux: 564 km

from Strasbourg: 462 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 Les Orres from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baratier, Crevoux, Embrun and Saint-Sauveur.

This page in French: Visiter Les Orres

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