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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hautes-Alpes

Ceillac - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hautes-Alpes

A member of the Queyras Regional Nature Park, the commune of Ceillac is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, in the Hautes-Alpes department. Located 80 km from Gap, at 1640 meters above sea level, it is well-known for hosting a renowned winter sports resort.

Village populated as early as the eleventh century, Ceillac only really developed during the twentieth century, with the arrival of electricity in the late 1920s, or the first telephone lines installed at the same time. Formerly a farming community, Ceillac has become an important tourist resort, thanks to its ski resort.

Having preserved its authenticity and charm, the commune of Ceillac attracts visitors as much by its architectural heritage as by its sports infrastructures of high quality.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude44.6680660 (N 44° 40’ 5”)
Longitude6.7779340 (E 6° 46’ 41”)
AltitudeFrom 1224m to 3381m
Surface area96.05 km²
Population314 inhabitants
Density3 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureGap (72 km, 1h12)
Insee code05026
IntercommunalityCC du Queyras
TerritoryAlps, Dauphiné
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Guillestre13.2 km (23 min)
Risoul16.1 km (27 min)
Mont-Dauphin19.9 km (32 min)
Eygliers19.9 km (33 min)
Saint-Clément-sur-Durance21 km (31 min)
Saint-Crépin22 km (34 min)
Arvieux24 km (33 min)
Vars25 km (38 min)
Réotier25 km (39 min)
Château-Ville-Vieille26 km (40 min)
La Roche-de-Rame28 km (37 min)
Châteauroux-les-Alpes28 km (37 min)
Champcella28 km (43 min)
Aiguilles29 km (40 min)
Saint-André-d'Embrun31 km (45 min)

Things to see and do

The ski resort of Ceillac is divided into two distinct areas allowing the practice of cross-country skiing and downhill skiing. In this way, you will discover more than 70 kilometers of tracks ranging from green to black for the most reckless. 32 kilometers of trails for pedestrians and snowshoe users are also available to enjoy the local fauna and flora.

Also open in summer, the resort offers hiking opportunities, including hiking trails on site, the GR58 and the GR5. It is an opportunity to appreciate the charm of the four lakes of altitude of Ceillac, like Lake Miroir. The site is famous among fans of gliding in the summer.

Built between the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, the church of Sainte-Cécile is classified as a Historic Monument, notably for its architecture typical of the region. The Church of San Sebastián has also been classified as a Historic Monument. Right next door, the Chapel of the Penitents hosts from now on the Museum of the Time which retraces the history of the valley and its inhabitants.

You will not miss to admire the Maison Fournier, which unveils the traditional architecture of the former homes of the commune.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

The market of Ceillac is held every Thursday morning.

The Jazz and Cheese festival is held in June and features local cheese concerts and tastings.

A garage sale is organized in July.

Between July and August, the Musicales du Jeudi propose concerts in the church of San Sebastian on Thursday evening.

Every Thursday afternoon, during the summer, guided tours of the city are organized.

The air festival offers baptisms and demonstrations of hot air balloons, kites or paragliding in August. Meals, shows and concerts are also provided.

A pyrotechnic show is offered in mid-August.

The patronal festival is held every year for a weekend at the end of August. For the occasion, entertainment, a torchlight retreat, a ball or even fireworks are organized.


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Thursday 19 october
Min. 6°C - Max. 18°C
Friday 20 october
Min. 6°C - Max. 19°C
Saturday 21 october
Min. 7°C - Max. 19°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Two-seat paraglider flight or course
Sports sensations88 € to 530 € Ceillac
Rafting on the River Guil or Durance
Sports sensations28 € to 45 € Guillestre (10.1 km)
Canoe-kayak on the rivers of Hautes-Alpes
Sports sensations32 € to 115 € Saint-Crépin (15.7 km)
Maiden tandem paraglider flight
Sports sensations65 € to 175 € Embrun (25 km)
Tubing on Lake Serre-Ponçon
Sports sensations17 € Savines-le-Lac (34 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Lakes and Snake Laramon
HikeIntermediate3h30Névache (41 km)
Long and Round lakes
HikeIntermediate4h30Névache (41 km)
Tour of Moissière
HikeEasy2h30Ancelle (45 km)
The Arche and the Aiguille
HikeAthletic3h00Ancelle (46 km)
The Piolit
HikeIntermediate4h30Ancelle (46 km)


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