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Saint-Chaffrey tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Chaffrey in Hautes-Alpes

Photo is of Briancon at 3 km from Saint-Chaffrey

Visit Saint-Chaffrey: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Briancon at 3 km and Serre Chevalier at 6 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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



Ski resort at 3 km (direction south-east)

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

See Briancon guide
Serre Chevalier

Serre Chevalier

Ski resort at 6 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Serre Chevalier guide


at 11 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Nevache guide


at 15 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See L'Argentiere-la-Bessee guide
Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 20 km (direction west), in the Isere department

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

See Ecrins National Park guide
La Grave

La Grave

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

Although better known as a ski resort, the village...

See La Grave guide


at 28 km (direction south)

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

See Mont-Dauphin guide
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 35 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Valgaudemar Valley guide


Ski resort at 39 km (direction west-north-west), in the Isere department

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

See Deux-Alpes guide


at 41 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Embrun guide
Val Thorens

Val Thorens

Ski resort at 42 km (direction south-south-west), in the Savoie department

The high altitude skiing at Val Thorens mean it has a...

See Val Thorens guide


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

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

See Alpe-d'Huez guide
Vanoise National Park

Vanoise National Park

National Parc at 49 km (direction north-north-east), in the Savoie department

The stunning mountain scenery in the Vanoise National Park ensure its year...

See Vanoise National Park guide
Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 50 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Chaffrey


Markets in and near Saint-Chaffrey

  • Briancon: market Sunday - seasonal market only (3km)
  • Briancon: market Wednesday (3km)
  • Le Monetier-les-Bains: market Friday - seasonal market only (9km)
  • Vallouise: market Thursday (13km)
  • L'Argentiere-la-Bessee: market Friday (15km)
  • La Grave: market Thursday (28km)
  • Abries: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Guillestre: market Monday (29km)
  • Embrun: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (42km)
  • Embrun: market Saturday (42km)

More information about Saint-Chaffrey, Provence

Tourist attractions near Saint-Chaffrey, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (28km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Queyras (29km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin alpin du Lautaret (25km)
  • Domaine de Charance (59km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • La Meije (25km)
  • Aiguilles d'Arves (31km)
  • Cirque de Viso (45km)
  • Col de la Croix-de-Fer (47km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Poligny (51km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Chaffrey is in the south-east of France at 58 kilometres from Gap, the department capital (general information: Saint-Chaffrey is 544 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Chaffrey

Canton: Monêtier-les-Bains

Arrondissement: Briançon

Department: Hautes-Alpes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Saint-Chaffrey

from Gap (prefecture): 58 km

from Paris: 544 km

from Calais: 758 km

from Nice: 145 km

from Bordeaux: 566 km

from Strasbourg: 416 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-Chaffrey from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Briancon, Puy-Saint-Andre, Puy-Saint-Pierre, Serre Chevalier, Val-Des-Pres and Villar-Saint-Pancrace.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Chaffrey

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