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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hautes-Alpes

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

A 23 km from Gap, this small village located 652 m above sea level is set against the slopes of Mount Colombis, the old low houses on hillsides and at the foot of the Serre-Ponçon dam and at the crossroads of three alpine valleys are the Durance, Ubaye and Blanche.

Home of Maurice Garnier ( Gap channel creator), it has a beautiful church dedicated to St. Brigid Gothic style of the 13th century and chapels with beautiful hamlets Vière and Faure. Geological territory belongs to the hill level ( transition between the Mediterranean and the Alps) and you can discover the pubescent oak, thyme and juniper ash. The construction of the Serre-Ponçon dam has allowed his business to grow and it provides all the services necessary for the local economy.

Geographical information

Latitude44.4676390 (N 44° 28’ 4”)
Longitude6.2227520 (E 6° 13’ 22”)
AltitudeFrom 637m to 1730m
Surface area13.86 km²
Population741 inhabitants
Density53 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureGap (14.9 mi, 28 min)
Insee code05050
IntercommunalityCC Serre-Ponçon Val d'Avance
TerritoryAlps, Dauphiné
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Rochebrune3 mi (8 min)
Théus3 mi (9 min)
Remollon3.4 mi (7 min)
Bréziers4.4 mi (12 min)
Ubaye-Serre-Ponçon4.5 mi (9 min)
Rousset5.1 mi (15 min)
Gigors6.7 mi (16 min)
Bellaffaire6.9 mi (17 min)
Valserres7 mi (14 min)
Saint-Martin-lès-Seyne8.8 mi (23 min)
Turriers8.9 mi (23 min)
Lettret9.1 mi (15 min)
Selonnet10 mi (21 min)
Piégut10.1 mi (21 min)

Things to see and do


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Apiland Nature
Apiland Nature
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Interactive tour Apiland Nature
Interactive tour Apiland Nature
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House of Water and Energy
House of Water and Energy
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Wednesday 26 april
Min. 5°C - Max. 11°C
Thursday 27 april
Min. 3°C - Max. 14°C
Friday 28 april
Min. 2°C - Max. 13°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canyoning in the Ubaye Valley
Sports sensations42 € Ubaye-Serre-Ponçon (6.7 mi)
Skiing lessons with the Ecole de Ski Français
Sports sensations28 € to 172 € Montclar (7.4 mi)
Rafting in Ubay in the Alps
Sports sensations40 € Le Lauzet-Ubaye (10.7 mi)
Mountain hiking holiday in the Southern Alps
Nature and the great outdoors140 € La Roche-des-Arnauds (14.7 mi)
Maiden tandem paraglider flight
Sports sensations65 € to 175 € Embrun (14.9 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Notre-Dame du Laus
HikeIntermediate5h00La Bâtie-Vieille (6.6 mi)
La Bâtie-Vieille - Rambaud
HikeEasy3h00La Bâtie-Vieille (6.6 mi)
Tour of Moissière
HikeEasy2h30Ancelle (9.1 mi)
The Arche and the Aiguille
HikeAthletic3h00Ancelle (10.8 mi)
The Piolit
HikeIntermediate4h30Ancelle (10.8 mi)


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