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Poligny tourism and travel guide

Photo of Poligny in Hautes-Alpes

Photo is of Gap at 15 km from Poligny

Visit Poligny: highlights and tourist information

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

Tourist classifications for Poligny include "town of art and history".

Popular places to visit nearby include Gap at 15 km and Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette at 16 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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



at 15 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Gap guide


Church at 16 km (direction 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
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 18 km (direction north-east)

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

See Valgaudemar Valley guide


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

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

See Mens guide
Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 31 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Lake Serre-Poncon 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 Park...

See Ecrins National Park guide


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

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

See Deux-Alpes guide


at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Embrun guide


Ski resort at 40 km (direction east-south-east), in the Isere department

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

See Alpe-d'Huez guide


at 42 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See L'Argentiere-la-Bessee guide
La Grave

La Grave

Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction north-east)

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

See La Grave guide


at 45 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


at 46 km (direction east)

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

See Mont-Dauphin guide


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

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

See Vizille guide

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

Map of places to visit near Poligny


Markets in and near Poligny

  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Thursday - seasonal market only (2km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Monday (2km)
  • Gap: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Chorges: market Sunday (25km)
  • Veynes: market Thursday (25km)
  • Lus-la-Croix-Haute: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (27km)
  • Embrun: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (38km)
  • Embrun: market Saturday (38km)
  • Vallouise: market Thursday (39km)
  • Serres: market Saturday (40km)

Hotels near Poligny

More information about Poligny, Provence

Tourist attractions near Poligny, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine de Charance (13km)
  • Jardin alpin du Lautaret (45km)
  • Parc du château de Vizille (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Serre-Poncon (31km)
  • La Meije (40km)
  • Mont Aiguille (42km)
  • Cirque d'Archiane (43km)
  • Ruines de Séchilienne (45km)
  • Source - Verdon (57km)
  • Col d'Allos (62km)

Geography and distances

Poligny is in the south-east of France at 15 kilometres from Gap, the department capital (general information: Poligny is 542 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Poligny

Canton: Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur

Arrondissement: Gap

Department: Hautes-Alpes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Poligny

from Gap (prefecture): 15 km

from Paris: 542 km

from Calais: 763 km

from Nice: 147 km

from Bordeaux: 523 km

from Strasbourg: 452 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 Poligny 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, La Fare-en-Champsaur, La Motte-en-Champsaur, Laye, Le Noyer, Les Costes, Les Infournas, Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur, Saint-Eusebe-en-Champsaur and Saint-Laurent-du-Cros.

This page in French: Visiter Poligny

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