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Visit Ristolas: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Briancon at 29 km and Mont-Dauphin at 29 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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



Ski resort at 29 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Briancon guide


at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Mont-Dauphin guide


at 32 km (direction west)

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

See L'Argentiere-la-Bessee guide
Serre Chevalier

Serre Chevalier

Ski resort at 34 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Serre Chevalier guide


at 39 km (direction north-west)

The picturesque mountain village of Nevache is well placed to explore...

See Nevache guide


at 43 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Embrun guide
Vallee de l'Ubaye

Vallee de l'Ubaye

Scenery at 43 km (direction south-south-west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

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

See Vallee de l'Ubaye guide


at 49 km (direction south-west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

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

See Barcelonnette guide
Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 50 km (direction west-north-west), in the Isere department

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

See Ecrins National Park guide
Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 56 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide


at 67 km (direction south-west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

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

See Seyne-les-Alpes guide

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

Map of places to visit near Ristolas


Markets in and near Ristolas

  • Abries: market Wednesday (3km)
  • Guillestre: market Monday (28km)
  • Briancon: market Sunday - seasonal market only (29km)
  • Briancon: market Wednesday (29km)
  • L'Argentiere-la-Bessee: market Friday (32km)
  • Vallouise: market Thursday (38km)
  • Le Monetier-les-Bains: market Friday - seasonal market only (41km)
  • Embrun: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (44km)
  • Embrun: market Saturday (44km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Monday all day - seasonal market only (50km)

More information about Ristolas, Provence

Tourist attractions near Ristolas, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (29km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Queyras (11km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque de Viso (14km)

Geography and distances

Ristolas is in the south-east of France at 74 kilometres from Gap, the department capital (general information: Ristolas is 573 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ristolas

Canton: Aiguilles

Arrondissement: Briançon

Department: Hautes-Alpes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Ristolas

from Gap (prefecture): 74 km

from Paris: 573 km

from Calais: 785 km

from Nice: 122 km

from Bordeaux: 594 km

from Strasbourg: 428 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 Ristolas from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

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

This page in French: Visiter Ristolas

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