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Puy-Sanieres tourism and travel guide

Photo of Puy-Sanieres in Hautes-Alpes

Photo is of Embrun at 5 km from Puy-Sanieres

Visit Puy-Sanieres: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Embrun at 5 km and Lake Serre-Poncon at 8 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Puy-Sanieres, 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 Puy-Sanieres in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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



at 5 km (direction east)

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

See Embrun guide
Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 8 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide


at 20 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Mont-Dauphin guide


at 24 km (direction south-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 26 km (direction south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

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

See Barcelonnette guide


at 28 km (direction west)

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

See Gap guide


at 28 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See L'Argentiere-la-Bessee guide
Vallee de l'Ubaye

Vallee de l'Ubaye

Scenery at 28 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
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 34 km (direction north-west)

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

See Valgaudemar Valley guide
Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 41 km (direction north-west), in the Isere department

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

See Ecrins National Park guide


Ski resort at 41 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Briancon guide


at 45 km (direction south-south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

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

See Colmars-les-Alpes guide


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

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

See Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette guide
Serre Chevalier

Serre Chevalier

Ski resort at 49 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Serre Chevalier guide

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

Map of places to visit near Puy-Sanieres


Markets in and near Puy-Sanieres

  • Embrun: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (4km)
  • Embrun: market Saturday (4km)
  • Chorges: market Sunday (12km)
  • Montclar: market Sunday - seasonal market only (19km)
  • Guillestre: market Monday (21km)
  • Seyne: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Monday all day - seasonal market only (26km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Gap: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)
  • L'Argentiere-la-Bessee: market Friday (28km)

More information about Puy-Sanieres, Provence

Tourist attractions near Puy-Sanieres, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (20km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Queyras (38km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine de Charance (30km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Serre-Poncon (8km)
  • Source - Verdon (28km)
  • Col d'Allos (32km)
  • Clue de Barles (39km)
  • Col de la Bonette (39km)
  • Col de la Cayolle (42km)
  • Lac d'Allos (42km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Poligny (34km)

Geography and distances

Puy-Sanieres is in the south-east of France at 28 kilometres from Gap, the department capital (general information: Puy-Sanieres is 570 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Puy-Sanieres

Canton: Savines-le-Lac

Arrondissement: Gap

Department: Hautes-Alpes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Puy-Sanieres

from Gap (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 570 km

from Calais: 788 km

from Nice: 116 km

from Bordeaux: 554 km

from Strasbourg: 459 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 Puy-Sanieres from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baratier, Crots, Embrun, Puy-Saint-Eusebe, Reallon, Saint-Apollinaire and Savines-le-Lac.

This page in French: Visiter Puy-Sanieres

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