Orcieres tourism and travel guide

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Visit Orcieres: highlights and tourist information

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

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!


... 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

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

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

Orcieres 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 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