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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hautes-Alpes

Situated in the Hautes-Alpes, the village of Abriès is part of the Regional Natural Park of Queyras, and takes place at the gates of the natural reserve of the upper valley of the Guil. Bordering needles, it is especially integrated into the district of Briançon.

Medieval village, Abriès still has a beautiful mountain architecture, and a rich and interesting heritage. Its surrounding nature and its enchanting setting make it one of the nicest places in the region for a few days of rest in the open air.

The leisure offer proposed to visitors and residents is varied, and hiking enthusiasts will gladly to their passion through the many signposted paths through or around the village of Abriès.

Geographical information

Latitude44.7939910 (N 44° 47’ 38”)
Longitude6.9276180 (E 6° 55’ 39”)
AltitudeFrom 1513m to 3305m
Surface area77.13 km²
Population342 inhabitants
Density4 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureGap (89 km, 1h28)
Insee code05001
IntercommunalityCC du Queyras
TerritoryAlps, Dauphiné
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Ristolas3.4 km (7 min)
Aiguilles5 km (9 min)
Molines-en-Queyras15.2 km (29 min)
Château-Ville-Vieille15.8 km (24 min)
Arvieux17.8 km (25 min)
Saint-Véran21 km (39 min)
Guillestre30 km (35 min)
Risoul33 km (38 min)
Ceillac34 km (44 min)
Eygliers37 km (44 min)
Mont-Dauphin37 km (43 min)
Cervières38 km (54 min)
Saint-Clément-sur-Durance38 km (42 min)
Saint-Crépin40 km (44 min)

Things to see and do

The church of Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul-et-Saint-Antoine was built in the twelfth century and rebuilt in the sixteenth. Restored following the religious wars, it still has a bell tower from the early seventeenth century, and a beautiful high altar. Paintings from the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which form including the Way of the Cross, beautify all.

Several chapels are still present in the village, such as those of St. Roch, or St. Lawrence.

Built in the late sixteenth century, the halls of Abriès were listed in the inventory of Historical Monuments. They now serve as tourist office and still reveal beautiful stone arches.

The Written Stones tour is a must when going to Abriès few days. You can discover several specimens everywhere in the village, like that aimed at Boucher torrent.

Places of interest

Information points
Natural sites

Events and festivities

The Abriès market is held every Wednesday morning, and only every two weeks in winter and off season.

In July, it's party of the flower and the plant world. Stands and activities allow us to appreciate the charms of nature.

Musiqueyras The festival is held every year in July, offering interesting concerts.


Tuesday 24 october
Min. 2°C - Max. 21°C
Wednesday 25 october
Min. 5°C - Max. 25°C
Thursday 26 october
Min. 5°C - Max. 26°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Two-seat paraglider flight or course
Sports sensations88 € to 530 € Ceillac (18.3 km)
Rafting on the River Guil or Durance
Sports sensations28 € to 45 € Guillestre (26 km)
Canoe-kayak on the rivers of Hautes-Alpes
Sports sensations32 € to 115 € Saint-Crépin (29 km)
Maiden tandem paraglider flight
Sports sensations65 € to 175 € Embrun (43 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Lakes and Snake Laramon
HikeIntermediate3h30Névache (36 km)
Long and Round lakes
HikeIntermediate4h30Névache (36 km)
The Petit Bonheur walking trail
HikeEasy1h30Villarodin-Bourget (49 km)
Fitness trail
HikeEasy40 minVillarodin-Bourget (49 km)
29 - Lac du Mont-Cenis
Cycling itineraryAthletic5h20Modane (49 km)


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