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Saint-Jean-Saint-Nicolas tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Gap at 17 km from Saint-Jean-Saint-Nicolas

Visit Saint-Jean-Saint-Nicolas: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Gap at 17 km and Valgaudemar Valley at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Jean-Saint-Nicolas, 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-Jean-Saint-Nicolas in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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



at 17 km (direction south-west)

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

See Gap guide
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 17 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Valgaudemar Valley guide
Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 19 km (direction south-east)

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

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide


at 24 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Embrun guide


Church at 28 km (direction west-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 30 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 30 km (direction north-north-east), in the Isere department

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

See Ecrins National Park guide


at 31 km (direction east)

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

See Mont-Dauphin guide


at 37 km (direction south-south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

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

See Seyne-les-Alpes guide


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

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

See Deux-Alpes guide


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

The small town of Mens is quite isolated but certainly...

See Mens guide


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

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

See Briancon guide
La Grave

La Grave

Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See La Grave guide


Ski resort at 45 km (direction north-north-west), in the Isere department

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

See Alpe-d'Huez guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Jean-Saint-Nicolas


Markets in and near Saint-Jean-Saint-Nicolas

  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Thursday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Monday (12km)
  • Chorges: market Sunday (14km)
  • Gap: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Embrun: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (24km)
  • Embrun: market Saturday (24km)
  • Vallouise: market Thursday (29km)
  • L'Argentiere-la-Bessee: market Friday (30km)
  • Montclar: market Sunday - seasonal market only (31km)
  • Guillestre: market Monday (33km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Jean-Saint-Nicolas, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (31km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine de Charance (17km)
  • Jardin alpin du Lautaret (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Serre-Poncon (19km)
  • La Meije (38km)
  • Source - Verdon (46km)
  • Col d'Allos (50km)
  • Ruines de Séchilienne (55km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Poligny (15km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Jean-Saint-Nicolas is in the south-east of France at 17 kilometres from Gap, the department capital (general information: Saint-Jean-Saint-Nicolas is 551 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Jean-Saint-Nicolas

Canton: Orcières

Arrondissement: Gap

Department: Hautes-Alpes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Saint-Jean-Saint-Nicolas

from Gap (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 551 km

from Calais: 771 km

from Nice: 136 km

from Bordeaux: 537 km

from Strasbourg: 451 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-Jean-Saint-Nicolas from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ancelle, Chabottes, Champoleon, Saint-Leger-les-Melezes and Saint-Michel-de-Chaillol.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Jean-Saint-Nicolas

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