Gap

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

TownGapRambaud at 4.5 km
Insee code05061Jarjayes at 6.5 km
Postcode05000La Bâtie-Vieille at 6.6 km
Latitude44.5596380Rabou at 6.9 km
Longitude6.0797580La Freissinouse at 6.9 km
AltitudeFrom 625 to 2360 metersPelleautier at 6.9 km
Surface110.43 km²La Rochette at 7.1 km
Population42523 inhabitantsNeffes at 7.6 km
Density385 inhabitants/km²Châteauvieux at 8.3 km
National labelsValserres at 8.7 km
DepartmentHautes-AlpesLaye at 9 km
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

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 ...


SIGHTSEEING

  • 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

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • 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.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • 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
Two-person parachute jump above the AlpsSports sensations245 €Gap
Skydiving near GapSports sensations240 €Tallard (12.1 km)
Paragliding flight in Hautes-AlpesSports sensationsFrom 68 € to 120 €Savines-le-Lac (26 km)
Waterskiing on Serre-Ponçon LakeSports sensations25 €Crots (28 km)

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WEATHER

Wednesday 17 September
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Min. 13°C - Max. 15°C
Thursday 18 September
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Min. 11°C - Max. 17°C
Friday 19 September
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Min. 9°C - Max. 22°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLe Pasturier  
9
Gap
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
Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur
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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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 4 bedroomsL'Edelweiss    
9.5
Ancelle
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    
9.7
Saint-Léger-les-Mélèzes
With the doors of the National park of the Jewel cases, in the valley of Champsaur, bettina and Guy accomodate you all the year in their country cottage having 5 rooms from 2 to 5 people....
Located 13.3 km from GapFrom 73 € to 90 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsLe cairn     NEW
Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur
Discover the alps from an authentic house of champsaur bordering the park ecrins. 4 bright guest rooms with cozy duvets with good health privés. Cuisine of terroir. Salle vaulted with...
Located 17.4 km from Gap49 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 5 personsEcogite La Dormance  
10
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  
9.5
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  
9.7
Gap
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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CAMPSITES

 
120 places over 6 haLes Bonnets  
Neffes
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    
9
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    
9.3
La Faurie
In the Hautes Alpes in Grenoble 1 hour and 30 minutes from Gap, situated between mountain, river and forest Upper Buëch, a site that will not fail to seduce you with its beauty, sunshine...
Located 25 km from GapFrom 12 € to 15.50 € per day 

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HOTELS

Best Western Hotel Gap - Hotel in GapBest Western Hotel Gap     
8.2
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 €
Mon Hotel à Gap - Hotel in GapMon Hotel à Gap     
8.2
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 65 €
Hôtel Le Michelet - Hotel in GapHôtel Le Michelet     
7.5
Gap
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 61 €

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ROCK NOIR & SPA
The ROCK NOIR & SPA is located on the ski slopes in the heart of the Serre Chevalier Ski Resort and 20 metres from the main ski lift. It offers access...
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