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Vars tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vars in Hautes-Alpes

Photo is of Mont-Dauphin at 8 km from Vars

Visit Vars: highlights and tourist information

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Vars is situated in the Hautes-Alpes department and Provence region, in the south-east of France at 48 kilometres from Gap, the department capital (general information: Vars is 576 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Mont-Dauphin at 8 km and Embrun at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Vars, 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 Vars in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Vars


Markets in and near Vars

  • Guillestre: market Monday (6km)
  • Embrun: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (17km)
  • Embrun: market Saturday (17km)
  • L'Argentiere-la-Bessee: market Friday (23km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Monday all day - seasonal market only (25km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Abries: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Vallouise: market Thursday (30km)
  • Briancon: market Sunday - seasonal market only (33km)
  • Briancon: market Wednesday (33km)

More information about Vars, Provence

Tourist attractions near Vars, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (8km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Queyras (18km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Serre-Poncon (29km)
  • Cirque de Viso (30km)
  • Col de la Bonette (33km)
  • Source - Verdon (34km)
  • Col d'Allos (36km)
  • Col de la Cayolle (40km)
  • Lac d'Allos (42km)
  • La Meije (53km)
  • Clue de Barles (54km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Vars

Canton: Guillestre

Arrondissement: Briançon

Department: Hautes-Alpes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Vars

from Gap (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 576 km

from Calais: 791 km

from Nice: 111 km

from Bordeaux: 574 km

from Strasbourg: 449 km

Getting here

Vars is in the south-east of France. 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 Vars from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Guillestre and Risoul.

This page in French: Visiter Vars

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