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TownGapRambaud at 6.1 km (12 min)
Insee code05061La Bâtie-Vieille at 8.2 km (12 min)
Postcode05000Neffes at 9.1 km (15 min)
Latitude44.5596380Jarjayes at 9.8 km (15 min)
Longitude6.0797580La Rochette at 9.9 km (17 min)
AltitudeFrom 625 to 2360 metersLa Bâtie-Neuve at 10.2 km (12 min)
Surface110.43 km²Châteauvieux at 11.2 km (21 min)
Population42523 inhabitantsLa Freissinouse at 11.4 km (17 min)
Density385 inhabitants/km²Laye at 11.7 km (15 min)
National labelsPelleautier at 12.4 km (16 min)
DepartmentHautes-AlpesManteyer at 13.2 km (19 min)
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurSearch another town


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From the Middle Ages, its strategic location between Provence and Dauphiné it has become an important trading center and a step on the road to Compostela connecting Turin to the Rhone Valley.

Located at 735 m altitude, near the Parc Naturel des Ecrins, the Country Gapençais offers an infinite range of sites, moods and activities.

Preserved in this universe where the sun shines 300 days a year, clean air, sport, recreation and culture will revel without restraint.

The high-alpine cuisine is based on the traditional mountain cuisine, made based on simple and natural elements. Among the specialties you will find the tarts with potatoes, meat or prunes, the "Donkey Ears" (gratin of fresh pasta with spinach and cheese country), ravioli (made from potato gratin baked with milk, cream, butter and cheese), volumes, blocks ...


  • The Historic Downtown:
  • The current configuration of the city center is about the general appearance of the medieval town.
  • While walking on foot you will discover the Hotel de Ville 18th century cathedral and 19th (historical monument) and the squares and streets closely related to life and local history.
  • The Departmental Museum Museum:
  • Departmental Museum The Museum is a cultural bridge for all. The works and objects collected and preserved continue to diversify: grass and stuffed animals, archeology and numismatics, cookies and stories of local history, ethnology alpine valleys and distant lands, paintings, ceramics, sculptures, digital installations .. .
  • Free, the museum opens at all.
  • The team multiplies the opportunities to come back and exhibitions, recreational activities, educational, scientific, cultural, introductory workshops, exchange of expertise, live shows ...
  • Domaine de Charance:
  • Domaine de Charance, leaning against the mountain that protects the winds, this vast area of 220 hectares situated at 1000 m altitude and a few kilometers from the city center is part of the heritage city of Gapençais since 1973.
  • The Municipal animation offers guided tours of the botanical collections of garden terraces classified "remarkable gardens" in 2005, the eco-museum of agricultural and gardening workshops, cosmetics, cuisine, introductory orientation, conferences , exhibitions and theme days.
  • The Conservatoire Botanique National Alpin mission to study and protect rare plants and endangered wildlife throughout the Alpine region. It also has a role in conservation of heritage plants and the role of public information.
  • The administrative headquarters of the Parc National des Ecrins is also the area of Charance within the castle, it has a role in reception and information to the public.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Gap
Information pointsTourist Office of Gap
Leisure centresDomain Park of Charance,   Museum Départemental de Gap,   Ski Resort Gap Bayard
MonumentsCathedral Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Arnoux
Performance hallsLe Quattro
Natural sitesPass Bayard,   Pass of Glaize,   Wood of the Chapitre


  • All year round:
  • Wednesday and Saturday morning farmers' market. Friday afternoon: organic market.
  • April: Race walking Gapen'ville
  • May: Gap Fair Expo, Festival of amateur theater, Raid mountain bike paths from the sun, The Choc'Rando ATV.
  • The 1st Monday of May Fair Gap.
  • June: Day roses Charance, Music Festival, Festival of St John.
  • July / August: Festival "On the Crossroad of Artists".
  • July: International Folklore Festival, European University of Saxophones.
  • August: The alpigap, great cyclists.
  • The 2nd Monday of August: Fair Gap.
  • September: Criterium Bouliste, Feast of St Arnoux, European Heritage Days.
  • October: Trail Gapen'Cimes.
  • The 2nd Monday of November: Fair Gap.
  • December: Christmas Market.


  • Site Gap-Bayard: Located 7 miles north of Gap, at 1250 m altitude, the communal property of 220 ha has 50 km of cross country skiing. In 1989, a public golf 18 holes on 120 acres is made between forests and pastures as well as two health course.
  • Site Gap-Tallard: Platform internationally recognized, characterized by frequent weather favorable for all air sports airfield Gap-Tallard welcomes both training and competition in a large number of practitioners. This is the 1st Parachute Center in Europe.
  • The Mountain Céüze 20 km Gap offers numerous hiking trails, horseback riding and mountain biking. She is known for its cliff climbing equipped and accessible through the neck of Guerin (Sigoyer).
  • Chaudun, this site occupies a vast mountainous amphitheater on three common Gap, Rabou and La Roche-des Arnauds at an altitude ranged between 1000 to 2700 meters. Former village Chaudun is now owned by the Forestry Commission and has become "biological reserve" which have developed summers of trails from Col de Gleize of Rabou and Roche-des-Arnaud.
  • The Balcony of Gapençais, circuit open to hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking, to discover the many treasures Gapençais Basin, its landscapes, heritage.
  • The proposed activities for children are very varied. In summer: swimming, fishing, water sports, ropes course, educational farms, climbing, air sports, mountain biking, hiking, pony rides ... In winter: skiing, sledding, ice skating, snowshoeing, walking, dog sledding or skiing joëring (pulled by a horse) ...
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Waterskiing on Serre-Ponçon LakeSports sensations25 €Crots (28 km)

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Popular with hikers and climbers, this mountain massif is home to a very rich flora and fauna
The highest chief département town in France with a lovely old town to stroll around
This historic road from Golfe-Juan to Grenoble crosses through magnificent scenery
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Sunday 1 February
Min. -8°C - Max. -7°C
Monday 2 February
Min. -14°C - Max. -6°C
Tuesday 3 February
Min. -14°C - Max. -5°C


French cuisine restaurantDouble-Fish   SPECIAL OFFER
DOWNTOWN - We are close to the municipality of Gap, downtown street. The pedestrian street is alive with small shops ; Double -Fish restaurant welcomes you in a lovely corner house....
Located in Gap27 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Pasturier  
Tucked away in an alley Gap, Le Pasturier invites you to a gourmet break in a Provencal setting. Quite simply, you can enjoy a cuisine of the sun, rich flavors, colorful and above all...
Located in Gap40 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLes Chenets
The hotel restaurant is Les Chenets in a small hamlet in the Southern Alps. Between calm and serenity, you will find here a warm and family atmosphere. This is the only restaurant in...
Located 13.7 km from Gap31 € per person 

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House with 4 bedroomsL'Edelweiss    
In ski resort Ancelle, 17 km from Gap, limit the Ecrins park, 10 minutes from the lake of st Cup, in a framework of greenery and flowers, Josiane and Jacky, true high-alpine welcome...
Located 12.5 km from GapFrom 58 € to 70 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsHouse with 5 bedrooms    
At the gates of the Ecrins National Park in the mountain range, Bettina and Guy welcome you all year in their country cottage having 5 rooms from 2 to 4 people. Privative bathroom and...
Located 13.3 km from GapFrom 73 € to 90 € the double room 
Chalet with 5 bedroomsLe Chalet des Alpages    
With a capacity of about a dozen people, mostly consisting of double rooms, our chalet is especially important for couples seeking comfort in a relaxed and romantic atmosphere. Between...
Located 14.9 km from Gap120 € the double room 

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House for 5 personsEcogite La Dormance  
La Roche-des-Arnauds
Cottages in nature, built in environmentally friendly materials (label Ecogîte), located between the mountains of the Massif and Céüze Dévoluy. The cottages are located in an old farm...
Located 6.5 km from GapFrom 420 € to 550 € per week 
Ground floor for 5 personsGîte Hautes-Alpes  
La Bâtie-Vieille
3 bedroom furnished house on the ground floor. 49 m², 1 kitchen, 2 bedrooms, shower room with walk-in shower. Toilet. Table, chairs, stove 3 gas + 1 electric oven, dishwasher, microwave,...
Located 6.6 km from GapFrom 300 € to 610 € per week 
Chalet for 6 personsGîte et chalet à la montagne  
Detached chalet 3 stars. Located in the heart of the Hautes- Alpes, 6 km from Gap, 12 km from Lake Serre -Ponçon, 15 km of ski slopes, facing the natural park of Ecrins. Nature and...
Located in GapFrom 300 € to 710 € per week 

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120 places over 6 haLes Bonnets  
Welcome to camping Bonnets. South of GAP (Hautes Alpes), between the Alps and Provence, near a small village Alpin Neffes' located on the route of perched villages, 750 m altitude,...
Located 7.3 km from GapFrom 15 € to 15.60 € per day 
50 places over 5 haCamping la pierre de l'aigle    
La Bréole
Welcome to our little piece of paradise in the heart of a quiet unspoilt! A nest of happiness at 1000 meters altitude, somewhere between the lake and mountains, the village of La Bréole......
Located 22 km from GapFrom 16 € to 21 € per day 
57 places over 2,5 haCamping La Garrigue    
La Faurie
In the southern Alpes in Grenoble 1 hour and 2 hours from Marseille, lies between mountain, river and forest Upper Buëch, a valley in the mountains of Provence that is sure to seduce...
Located 25 km from GapFrom 12.50 € to 16 € per day 

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Best Western Hotel Gap - Hotel in GapBest Western Hotel Gap     
Set at the foot of the Southern Alps, this hotel is located a 5-minute drive from the town of Gap. Free Wi-Fi access is provided in the soundproofed guest rooms. A flat-screen TV with...
Located in GapRoom from 59 €
Hôtel Le Michelet - Hotel in GapHôtel Le Michelet     
Situated opposite Gap Train Station, this hotel is decorated in a 50s diner style and offers free Wi-Fi internet access. Guests are invited to relax on the terrace, play billiard in...
Located in GapRoom from 48 €
Mon Hotel à Gap - Hotel in GapMon Hotel à Gap     
Situated on Route Napoleon and surrounded by ski areas, Mon Hotel à Gap is ideally located in the centre of Gap near the pedestrian streets and a 3-minute walk from the cathedral. It...
Located in GapRoom from 60 €

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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....
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...
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