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Serre Chevalier tourism and travel guide

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Visit Serre Chevalier: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Serre-Chevalier is an extensive alpine ski region, based around Briancon and incorporating many resorts and villages

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Serre Chevalier. For detailed visitor information see the Serre Chevalier travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Briancon at 9 km and L'Argentiere-la-Bessee at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Serre Chevalier, 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 Serre Chevalier in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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



at 5 km (direction north-west)

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

See Nevache guide


Ski resort at 9 km (direction south)

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

See Briancon guide


at 21 km (direction south-south-west)

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

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

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 23 km (direction west), in the Isere department

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

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 of La Grave...

See La Grave guide


at 34 km (direction south)

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

See Mont-Dauphin guide
Val Thorens

Val Thorens

Ski resort at 36 km (direction south), in the Savoie department

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

See Val Thorens guide
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 39 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Valgaudemar Valley guide


Ski resort at 41 km (direction west), in the Isere department

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

See Deux-Alpes guide
Vanoise National Park

Vanoise National Park

National Parc at 42 km (direction north-north-east), in the Savoie department

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

See Vanoise National Park guide


at 47 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Embrun guide


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

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

See Alpe-d'Huez guide


Ski resort at 49 km (direction west), in the Savoie department

Courchevel, ski resort in the 'Three Valleys region', is also popular with...

See Courchevel guide


Most Beautiful Village at 54 km (direction north-east), in the Savoie department

At Bonneval, listed among the 'most beautiful villages of...

See Bonneval-sur-Arc guide

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

Map of places to visit near Serre Chevalier


Markets in and near Serre Chevalier

  • Briancon: market Sunday - seasonal market only (8km)
  • Briancon: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Le Monetier-les-Bains: market Friday - seasonal market only (10km)
  • Vallouise: market Thursday (19km)
  • L'Argentiere-la-Bessee: market Friday (21km)
  • La Grave: market Thursday (27km)
  • Abries: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Guillestre: market Monday (35km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne: market Saturday (40km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Thursday - seasonal market only (55km)

More information about Serre Chevalier, Provence

Tourist attractions near Serre Chevalier, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (34km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Queyras (32km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin alpin du Lautaret (25km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • La Meije (26km)
  • Aiguilles d'Arves (29km)
  • Col de la Croix-de-Fer (44km)
  • Cirque de Viso (48km)

Geography and distances

Serre Chevalier is in the south-east of France at 64 kilometres from Gap, the department capital (general information: Serre Chevalier is 540 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Serre Chevalier

Canton: na

Arrondissement: na

Department: Hautes-Alpes

Region: Provence

Postcode: na

Distance to Serre Chevalier

from Gap (prefecture): 64 km

from Paris: 540 km

from Calais: 753 km

from Nice: 150 km

from Bordeaux: 568 km

from Strasbourg: 410 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 Serre Chevalier from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Nevache, Saint-Chaffrey and Val-Des-Pres.

This page in French: Visiter Serre Chevalier

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