Pontis tourism and travel guide

Photo of Pontis in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Photo is of Lake Serre-Poncon at 2 km from Pontis

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Pontis is situated in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Pontis in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lake Serre-Poncon at 2 km and Embrun at 13 km.

Pontis, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 2 km (direction north-north-west), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide


at 13 km (direction east-north-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Embrun guide


at 17 km (direction south)

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

See Seyne-les-Alpes guide


at 23 km (direction west-north-west), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Gap guide
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at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Barcelonnette guide


at 28 km (direction east-north-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Mont-Dauphin guide
Vallee de l'Ubaye

Vallee de l'Ubaye

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

Starting near the Lac de Poncon, the Vallée de l'Ubaye is one...

See Vallee de l'Ubaye guide


at 36 km (direction north-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See L'Argentiere-la-Bessee guide
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 37 km (direction north-north-west), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Valgaudemar Valley guide


at 42 km (direction south-east)

In the mountain village of Colmars highlights include the Fort de Savoie...

See Colmars-les-Alpes guide
Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 47 km (direction south-east), in the Isere department

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

See Ecrins National Park guide


at 47 km (direction south-south-west)

As well as being a spa town, the medieval centre of Digne-les-Bains...

See Digne-les-Bains guide


Church at 47 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


at 48 km (direction south-west)

The citadel is the main attraction in Sisteron, along with the dramatic...

See Sisteron guide

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Map of places to visit near Pontis


Markets in and near Pontis

  • Chorges: market Sunday (8km)
  • Embrun: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Embrun: market Saturday (12km)
  • Montclar: market Sunday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Seyne: market Tuesday & Friday (17km)
  • Gap: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Monday all day - seasonal market only (26km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Guillestre: market Monday (29km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Thursday - seasonal market only (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Pontis, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (28km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Queyras (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine de Charance (25km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Serre-Poncon (2km)
  • Source - Verdon (25km)
  • Col d'Allos (30km)
  • Clue de Barles (31km)
  • Col de la Bonette (41km)
  • Lac d'Allos (41km)
  • Col de la Cayolle (41km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Poligny (32km)

Geography and distances

Pontis is in the south-east of France at 47 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Pontis is 572 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pontis

Canton: Lauzet-Ubaye

Arrondissement: Barcelonnette

Department: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Pontis

from Digne-les-Bains (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 572 km

from Calais: 792 km

from Nice: 115 km

from Bordeaux: 549 km

from Strasbourg: 466 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Nice or Marseille airport. Driving is also possible - by car from Calais the drive takes about 11 hours. For driving distances to Pontis from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Breole, Le Sauze-du-Lac, Prunieres, Saint-Apollinaire and Savines-le-Lac.

This page in French: Visiter Pontis


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