Vallouise tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vallouise in Hautes-Alpes

Photo is of L\'Argentiere-la-Bessee at 8 km from Vallouise

Visit Vallouise: highlights and tourist information

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Vallouise 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 Vallouise in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include L\'Argentiere-la-Bessee at 8 km and Briancon at 13 km.

Vallouise, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction south-east)

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

See L'Argentiere-la-Bessee guide


Ski resort at 13 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Briancon guide
Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 13 km (direction west-north-west), in the Isere department

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

See Ecrins National Park guide
Serre Chevalier

Serre Chevalier

Ski resort at 19 km (direction north-east)

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

See Serre Chevalier guide


at 21 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Nevache guide


at 22 km (direction south-east)

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

See Mont-Dauphin guide
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 23 km (direction west)

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

See Valgaudemar Valley guide
La Grave

La Grave

Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction 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)

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

See Embrun guide


Ski resort at 34 km (direction west-north-west), in the Isere department

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

See Deux-Alpes guide
Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 38 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide


Ski resort at 43 km (direction west-north-west), in the Isere department

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

See Alpe-d'Huez guide


Church at 43 km (direction west), in the Isere department

The church and mountainous setting of Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette are the second most important pilgrimage destination...

See Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette guide


at 46 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Gap guide

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Map of places to visit near Vallouise


Markets in and near Vallouise

Market days in Vallouise: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Vallouise: market Thursday (0km)
  • L'Argentiere-la-Bessee: market Friday (8km)
  • Briancon: market Sunday - seasonal market only (13km)
  • Briancon: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Le Monetier-les-Bains: market Friday - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Guillestre: market Monday (24km)
  • La Grave: market Thursday (26km)
  • Embrun: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (32km)
  • Embrun: market Saturday (32km)
  • Abries: market Wednesday (35km)

More information about Vallouise, Provence

Tourist attractions near Vallouise, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (22km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Queyras (31km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin alpin du Lautaret (25km)
  • Domaine de Charance (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • La Meije (23km)
  • Aiguilles d'Arves (33km)
  • Lac de Serre-Poncon (38km)
  • Col de la Croix-de-Fer (48km)
  • Cirque de Viso (49km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Poligny (39km)

Geography and distances

Vallouise is in the south-east of France at 46 kilometres from Gap, the department capital (general information: Vallouise is 546 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vallouise

Canton: Argentière-la-Bessée

Arrondissement: Briançon

Department: Hautes-Alpes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Vallouise

from Gap (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 546 km

from Calais: 761 km

from Nice: 141 km

from Bordeaux: 557 km

from Strasbourg: 427 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 Vallouise from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): L'Argentiere-la-Bessee, Les Vigneaux, Pelvoux and Puy-Saint-Vincent.

This page in French: Visiter Vallouise