Embrun

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownEmbrun
Insee code05046
Postcode05200
Latitude44.5641640
Longitude6.4958650
AltitudeFrom 778 to 2800 meters
Surface36.39 km²
Population6528 inhabitants
Density179 inhabitants/km²

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National labelsBaratier at 4.5 km (9 min)
Chief townGap (at 39 km, 38 min)Crots at 5.4 km (9 min)
DepartmentHautes-AlpesPuy-Sanières at 6.1 km (13 min)
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TOWN PRESENTATION

Overlooking the Durance and hung on his rock, the old Embrun city owes its name to its position. The first inhabitants of the Celtic tribes call: Eburodunum (Ebr: water and Dun fortress hill).

Located in a geographic transition formed by the valley of the Durance one hand and his two highest slopes around 3000 m on the other hand, Embrun, 870 m, has a climate among the driest and sunniest of the Alps . This is why it is rightly nicknamed "Nice of the Alps" because of its temperate climate. Embrun is surrounded by mountains, unspoilt nature - the town is included in the peripheral zone of the Ecrins National Park - and winter sports resorts equipped (Les Orres, Vars-Risoul, Reallon Crévoux).


SIGHTSEEING

  • Notre Dame du Réal (XII and XIII): Restored in the 20th century, it is one of the most beautiful monuments of Dauphiné Alps, the porch is a specimen of Lombard art, the rose of the 15th century, organs of the late fifteenth, the altar of the 18th and especially the treasury are also remarkable.
  • The House of Chanonges facing the archdiocese, is a rare example of Romanesque civil architecture (thirteenth century) example, regular camera and twin windows. A lion sculpture in high relief a goat eating the façade.
  • The Brown Tower (XIII) is a square tower of the 12th century. It was the dungeon archbishops Embrun.
  • The Franciscan monastery, the seat of the Office of Tourism, whose chapels are decorated with frescoes of the 15th and 16th centuries.
  • Guided tour by the tourist office of Embrun monuments.
  • The water of Embrun: fed by the waters of the Durance which inflates the Serre-Ponçon.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Embrun
Information pointsTourist Office of Embrun
MonumentsCathedral Notre-Dame,   Convent of the Cordeliers,   House of the Chanonges,   Private Mansion of the Gouverneurs,   Tower brune
Natural sitesWood of the Mont Guillaume

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

The Embrunman: Created in 1984, is a long distance Embrunman which runs August 15th triathlon. The test is considered to be one of the toughest in the world with 3,800 m swim in the cold waters of Lake Serre-Ponçon, 188 km of cycling, the crossing of the Col d'Izoard, and ends with a marathon where the gradient is not negligible.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • The recreational white water and mountain are numerous on Embrun. For whitewater activities, the passage of the wave Rabioux is a must for lovers of white water rafting and / or strong feeling.
  • The young ladies wearing: geological curiosity Savines-le-Lac.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Waterskiing on Serre-Ponçon LakeSports sensations25 €Crots (6.7 km)
Paragliding flight in Hautes-AlpesSports sensationsFrom 68 € to 120 €Savines-le-Lac (8.6 km)
Rafting - Inflatable canoeSports sensationsFrom 34 € to 64 €Réotier (14.4 km)
Winter getaway in Hautes-AlpesNature and the outdoors248 €Eygliers (15.4 km)
Rafting and river sports on the UbayeSports sensationsFrom 30 € to 35 €Le Lauzet-Ubaye (15.7 km)

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PHOTOS

Rafting on the Durance at the iron bridge at EmbrunRafting on the Durance at the iron bridge at Embrun
  

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WEATHER

Tuesday 21 October
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Min. 3°C - Max. 19°C
Wednesday 22 October
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Min. 1°C - Max. 18°C
Thursday 23 October
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Min. 10°C - Max. 16°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantHôtel Restaurant Château La Robéyère  
6.8
Embrun
BETWEEN LAKE AND MOUNTAINS - The Castle The restaurant occupies the magnificent stables Robéyère thereof, vaulted eighteenth century opens on a sun-drenched terrace rooms. The picture...
Located in Embrun34 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Guillestrin  
8.8
Guillestre
French cuisine - The small village of Guillestre Le Guillestrin hosts, lovely table with a thousand flavors ... On the way! Room while vaults - It will search a bit. The restaurant...
Located 16.2 km from Embrun26 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Farm with 2 bedroomsLa Ferme de Beauté    
8.7
Châteauroux-les-Alpes
Between the Parc National des Ecrins, and the Lac de Serre-Ponçons, in an unspoilt environment of many nuisances and pollution, Nathalie and Patrick welcome you in an old farmhouse...
Located 7.6 km from EmbrunFrom 80 € to 100 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsL'air du temps    
9.4
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Prunières
Maisond'hotes facing Lake Serre- Ponçon south. Ideal location for exploring the Hautes- Alpes and the sport. 04 comfortable rooms pleasant. Only small pets are allowed.
Located 13.8 km from Embrun68 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsNature séjours (alberga amont)    
9.5
Le Lauzet-Ubaye
At 1100 m altitude, in a small hamlet two miles from Lauzet Ubaye a house of traditional architecture of the region we offer cottages overlooking the valley and invite you to our family...
Located 14.9 km from EmbrunFrom 50 € to 65 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 6 personsBellevue   NEW
Embrun
Large apartment of character, quiet, bright and very warm, located on the classified site of the Archdiocese. Exceptional view, sheltered terrace (facing south) to the Roc d' Embrun....
Located in EmbrunFrom 450 € to 700 € per week 
Villa for 2 personsStudio pour 2 personnes  
9.8
Embrun
Ou will be close to all the attractions and summer festivities of the city and its lake. You can enjoy skiing, horseback riding, fishing, tennis, canoeing, etc... You can also go hiking,...
Located in EmbrunFrom 260 € to 390 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsRésidence les Eglantines Clair Soleil  
10
Embrun
Small residence located 5 minutes from the city center on foot, on the heights of Embrun, 800 m above sea level, offering magnificent views of the city of Embrun and surrounding mountains....
Located in EmbrunFrom 300 € to 450 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
114 places over 2,5 haSaint JamesLes Pins  
Guillestre
Realize your vacation desires at the heart of a quiet and unspoilt countryside. Come relax in our family camping. We offer a warm welcome in a relaxed atmosphere and a range of services...
Located 15 km from EmbrunFrom 12.40 € to 15 € per day 
190 places over 5 haLa Rochette   
9.4
Guillestre
Deep in the French Alps, nestled near the Massif des Ecrins, on the Queyras valley border, you will discover an unspoilt and magnificent niche in a very sunny region, surrounded by...
Located 15.4 km from EmbrunFrom 12.80 € to 15.50 € per day 
200 places over 8 haCamping Rioclar***    
9.2
Méolans-Revel
Your camping in the Southern Alps is here! If you like camping, camping mountain, welcome. At the heart of the Alpes de Haute Provence, Rioclar welcomes you in a mobile home, cottages,...
Located 17.4 km from EmbrunFrom 18 € to 23.50 € per day 

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HOTELS

Hotel La Robéyère - Hotel in EmbrunHotel La Robéyère     
8.2
Embrun
Surrounded by a 3-hectares park, Château la Robêyère is set in an 18th century building in Embrun, 500 metres from Serre-Ponçon Lake. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, an elegant décor and...
Located in EmbrunRoom from 51 €
Hotel De La Mairie et du Marquis - Hotel in EmbrunHotel De La Mairie et du Marquis     
7.7
Embrun
The 2-star Hotel De La Mairie et du Marquis is located in the centre of Embrun. Its rooms are serviced by a lift and have flat-screen satellite/cable TV and private bath or shower....
Located in EmbrunRoom from 43 €
Logis Hotel Le Lac - Hotel in EmbrunLogis Hotel Le Lac     
7.6
Embrun
Hotel Le Lac is located in a peaceful setting, just outside the city centre. It is close to a lake that has a beach and recreational area. There is a well-being centre with a sauna,...
Located in EmbrunRoom from 67 €

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Hotel l'Ancolie
Hotel L' Ancolie sits at the foot of the slopes and ski-lifts of the Orres Ski resort. Rooms overlook the slopes or the valley with Lake Serre-Ponçon....
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