Val-Des-Pres tourism and travel guide

Photo of Val-Des-Pres in Hautes-Alpes

Photo is of Serre Chevalier at 4 km from Val-Des-Pres

Visit Val-Des-Pres: highlights and tourist information

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Val-Des-Pres in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Serre Chevalier at 4 km and Briancon at 6 km.

Val-Des-Pres, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Serre Chevalier

Serre Chevalier

Ski resort at 4 km (direction north-west)

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

See Serre Chevalier guide


Ski resort at 6 km (direction south-west)

The town of Briancon is best known for its extensive Vauban fortifications, and also...

See Briancon guide


at 10 km (direction north-west)

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

See Nevache guide


at 19 km (direction south-west)

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

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

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 25 km (direction west), in the Isere department

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

See Ecrins National Park guide
La Grave

La Grave

Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

Although better known as a ski resort, the village of La Grave is also...

See La Grave guide


at 31 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Mont-Dauphin guide
Val Thorens

Val Thorens

Ski resort at 40 km (direction north-north-west), in the Savoie department

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

See Val Thorens guide
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 41 km (direction west-south-west)

The valley of Valgaudemar is one of many picturesque natural highlughts in the high...

See Valgaudemar Valley guide


Ski resort at 44 km (direction west), in the Isere department

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

See Deux-Alpes guide
Vanoise National Park

Vanoise National Park

National Parc at 45 km (direction north-north-east), in the Savoie department

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

See Vanoise National Park guide


at 45 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Embrun guide
Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 55 km (direction south-west)

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

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 55 km (direction north-east), in the Savoie department

At Bonneval, listed among the 'most beautiful villages of France', you can discover a...

See Bonneval-sur-Arc guide

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Map of places to visit near Val-Des-Pres


Markets in and near Val-Des-Pres

  • Briancon: market Sunday - seasonal market only (6km)
  • Briancon: market Wednesday (6km)
  • Le Monetier-les-Bains: market Friday - seasonal market only (13km)
  • Vallouise: market Thursday (19km)
  • L'Argentiere-la-Bessee: market Friday (19km)
  • Abries: market Wednesday (26km)
  • La Grave: market Thursday (31km)
  • Guillestre: market Monday (32km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne: market Saturday (45km)
  • Embrun: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (46km)

More information about Val-Des-Pres, Provence

Tourist attractions near Val-Des-Pres, France

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

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)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Queyras (28km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin alpin du Lautaret (29km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • La Meije (30km)
  • Aiguilles d'Arves (33km)
  • Cirque de Viso (43km)
  • Col de la Croix-de-Fer (49km)

Geography and distances

Val-Des-Pres is in the south-east of France at 64 kilometres from Gap, the department capital (general information: Val-Des-Pres is 545 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Val-Des-Pres

Canton: Briançon-Nord

Arrondissement: Briançon

Department: Hautes-Alpes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Val-Des-Pres

from Gap (prefecture): 64 km

from Paris: 545 km

from Calais: 757 km

from Nice: 146 km

from Bordeaux: 571 km

from Strasbourg: 412 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 Val-Des-Pres from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Briancon, Montgenevre, Saint-Chaffrey and Serre Chevalier.

This page in French: Visiter Val-Des-Pres