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Orcieres tourism and travel guide

Photo of Orcieres in Hautes-Alpes

Photo is of Valgaudemar Valley at 18 km from Orcieres

Visit Orcieres: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Valgaudemar Valley at 18 km and Lake Serre-Poncon at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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

Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 18 km (direction north-west)

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

See Valgaudemar Valley guide
Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 19 km (direction south)

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

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide


at 19 km (direction south-east)

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

See Embrun guide


at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See L'Argentiere-la-Bessee guide


at 24 km (direction east)

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

See Mont-Dauphin guide


at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Gap guide
Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 27 km (direction west-south-west), in the Isere department

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

See Ecrins National Park guide


Church at 33 km (direction west-north-west), in the Isere department

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

See Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette guide


Ski resort at 35 km (direction north-east)

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

See Briancon guide


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

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

See Seyne-les-Alpes guide


Ski resort at 40 km (direction north-north-west), in the Isere department

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

See Deux-Alpes guide
La Grave

La Grave

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

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

See La Grave guide
Serre Chevalier

Serre Chevalier

Ski resort at 41 km (direction north-east)

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

See Serre Chevalier guide


at 42 km (direction south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

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

See Barcelonnette guide

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

Map of places to visit near Orcieres


Markets in and near Orcieres

  • Chorges: market Sunday (16km)
  • Embrun: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (19km)
  • Embrun: market Saturday (19km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Thursday - seasonal market only (20km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Monday (20km)
  • Vallouise: market Thursday (22km)
  • L'Argentiere-la-Bessee: market Friday (22km)
  • Gap: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Guillestre: market Monday (26km)
  • Montclar: market Sunday - seasonal market only (32km)

More information about Orcieres, Provence

Tourist attractions near Orcieres, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (24km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Queyras (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine de Charance (25km)
  • Jardin alpin du Lautaret (40km)
  • Parc du château de Vizille (62km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Serre-Poncon (19km)
  • La Meije (36km)
  • Source - Verdon (44km)
  • Col d'Allos (48km)
  • Col de la Bonette (55km)
  • Ruines de Séchilienne (58km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Poligny (22km)

Geography and distances

Orcieres is in the south-east of France at 24 kilometres from Gap, the department capital (general information: Orcieres is 554 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Orcieres

Canton: Orcières

Arrondissement: Gap

Department: Hautes-Alpes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Orcieres

from Gap (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 554 km

from Calais: 772 km

from Nice: 133 km

from Bordeaux: 545 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 Orcieres from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Champoleon.

This page in French: Visiter Orcieres

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