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Saint-Apollinaire tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Apollinaire in Hautes-Alpes

Photo is of Lake Serre-Poncon at 4 km from Saint-Apollinaire

Visit Saint-Apollinaire: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Lake Serre-Poncon at 4 km and Embrun at 11 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Apollinaire, 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 Saint-Apollinaire in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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

Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 4 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide


at 11 km (direction east)

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

See Embrun guide


at 22 km (direction west)

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

See Gap guide


at 23 km (direction south), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

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

See Seyne-les-Alpes guide


at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Mont-Dauphin guide


at 30 km (direction east-south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

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

See Barcelonnette guide


at 31 km (direction north-east)

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 32 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Valgaudemar Valley guide
Vallee de l'Ubaye

Vallee de l'Ubaye

Scenery at 33 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
Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 41 km (direction east-south-east), in the Isere department

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

See Ecrins National Park guide


Church at 44 km (direction west-north-west), in the Isere department

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

See Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette guide


Ski resort at 44 km (direction north-east)

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

See Briancon guide


at 47 km (direction south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

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

See Colmars-les-Alpes guide
Serre Chevalier

Serre Chevalier

Ski resort at 52 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 Saint-Apollinaire


Markets in and near Saint-Apollinaire

  • Chorges: market Sunday (7km)
  • Embrun: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (10km)
  • Embrun: market Saturday (10km)
  • Montclar: market Sunday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Gap: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Seyne: market Tuesday & Friday (23km)
  • Guillestre: market Monday (26km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Thursday - seasonal market only (27km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Monday (27km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Monday all day - seasonal market only (29km)

More information about Saint-Apollinaire, Provence

Tourist attractions near Saint-Apollinaire, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (24km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Queyras (43km)

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 (4km)
  • Source - Verdon (30km)
  • Col d'Allos (34km)
  • Clue de Barles (37km)
  • Col de la Bonette (43km)
  • Col de la Cayolle (45km)
  • Lac d'Allos (45km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Poligny (29km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Apollinaire is in the south-east of France at 22 kilometres from Gap, the department capital (general information: Saint-Apollinaire is 567 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Apollinaire

Canton: Savines-le-Lac

Arrondissement: Gap

Department: Hautes-Alpes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Saint-Apollinaire

from Gap (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 567 km

from Calais: 786 km

from Nice: 119 km

from Bordeaux: 549 km

from Strasbourg: 460 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 Saint-Apollinaire from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Pontis, Prunieres, Puy-Saint-Eusebe, Puy-Sanieres, Reallon and Savines-le-Lac.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Apollinaire

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