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Gap

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hautes-Alpes

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 ...

Geographical information

MunicipalityGap
Postcode05000
Tourism labels
Latitude44.5596380 (N 44° 33’ 35”)
Longitude6.0797580 (E 6° 4’ 47”)
AltitudeFrom 625m to 2360m
Surface area110.43 km²
Population42523 inhabitants
Density385 inhabitants/km²
Insee code05061
DepartmentHautes-Alpes
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Nearest cities & towns

Rambaud6.1 km (12 min)
La Bâtie-Vieille8.2 km (12 min)
Neffes9.1 km (15 min)
Jarjayes9.8 km (15 min)
La Rochette9.9 km (17 min)
La Bâtie-Neuve10.2 km (12 min)
Châteauvieux11.2 km (21 min)
La Freissinouse11.4 km (17 min)
Laye11.7 km (15 min)
Pelleautier12.4 km (16 min)
Manteyer13.2 km (19 min)
La Roche-des-Arnauds14.3 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Weather

Wednesday 1 april
Min. -3°C - Max. 4°C
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Thursday 2 april
Min. -3°C - Max. 7°C
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Friday 3 april
Min. -4°C - Max. 11°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Waterskiing on Serre-Ponçon Lake
Sports sensations25 € Crots (28 km)
Rafting and river sports on the Ubaye
Sports sensations30 € to 35 € Le Lauzet-Ubaye (31 km)
Rafting in Ubay in the Alps
Sports sensations38 € Le Lauzet-Ubaye (31 km)
Guided tour of an agro-ecological farm
Culture and education6 € to 8 € Entrepierres (41 km)
Rafting - Inflatable canoe
Sports sensations34 € to 64 € Réotier (43 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Notre-Dame du Laus
HikeIntermediate5h00La Bâtie-Vieille (6.6 km)
La Bâtie-Vieille - Rambaud
HikeEasy3h00La Bâtie-Vieille (6.6 km)
The white bridge trail
HikeEasy3h00Saint-Laurent-du-Cros (9.6 km)
Tour of Moissière
HikeEasy2h30Ancelle (12 km)
The Arche and the Aiguille
HikeAthletic3h00Ancelle (12.2 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels