Tourism - Hautes-Alpes

Hautes-Alpes is a department in south eastern France named after the Alps mountain range. The department of the Hautes-Alpes is part of the Provence-Alpes-Cote-d'Azur region, situated in the Southern Alps and surrounded by the departments of Alpes de Haute Provence, Drôme, Isère, and Savoie as well as Italy. The tourism industry is largely dependent on skiing in winter. In summer the Alpine scenery and many outdoor activities such as sailing, hiking, climbing and aerial sports such as gliding attract visitors from across Europe. In addition, the Tour de France passes through the department regularly. This draws many cycling fans to cycle the cols and/or watch the race.

One can also find some historical vestiges such as the Mont-Dauphin or Briancon Fortresses, Fort Queyras; Archaeological sites such as the Vallon de Fournel’s silver mines in Argentière-la-Bessée; Historical and religious monuments such as the Abbey Notre-Dame de Boscodon datant du 12ème siècle; Typical mountain villages such as Saint Véran, Névache or Dormillouse a hamlet only accessible by foot located in the heart of the National Park of Ecrins.

Top tourist cities in Hautes-Alpes


Tourism Gap

Gap is a town in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur in the south east of France. It is the capital of the Hautes-Alpes, historically attached to the Dauphine, a former French province of the 11th century who gathered at the time the Hautes-Alpes, Drôme and ...

Must : Domaine de Charance, Musée Départemental de Gap, Musée Départementale Gap


Tourism Briançon

Briançon is a town in the Hautes-Alpes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur. Labeled city of art and history, it offers visitors many tours and taster days. The visieurs may change in the picturesque streets in an exceptional climate, with a rather dry air and at ...

Must : Centre d'Art Comptemporain, Maison du Parc du briançonnais