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Gap Office de tourisme
Cours Frederic Mistral Gap
05002

Tel:+33 (0)4 92 54 07 11
Fax:+33 (0)4 92 54 07 19

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where to go - what to see - what to do

Gap is the capital of the Hautes-Alpes department and the largest town in the southern Alps.  It was first inhabited by the Romans in 14AD who recognised the importance of its strategic position linking Turin with the Rhone valley. 

Gap is a great base for exploring 'Les Ecrins' national park with its high peaks, glaciers and Alpine flora and fauna.  Activities here include paragliding, cross-country skiing, cycling, golf, climbing and walking to name but a few.

Each Wednesday and Saturday there is a colourful market where you'll be able to sample traditional Alpine cuisine such as Champsaur pies or 'raviolis de Gap' - a delicious, creamy potato gratin.

What to See - Gap Attractions

Gap-Taillard aerodrome
14km S of Gap, Gap-Taillard 05000
for gliding, handgliding, paragliding & flights
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 92 54 07 11

Plateau de Bayard Location Map
7km N of Gap, 05000
comprises an 18 hole golf course in summer and cross-country skiing in winter
| Admission charge

Le Musee departemental
Ave Marechal Foch, Gap 05000
an interesting archaeological collection of bronzes and artefacts from the Queyras valley
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 92 51 01 58

Les Balcons du Gapencais
Guides from tourist office, 12 rue Faure du Serre, Gap 05000
a circuit that stretches for 45km around Gap - ideal for walkers, riders & cyclists
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Not Suns | Tel: +33 (0)4 92 52 56 56

Centre d'Oxygenation
Gap-Bayard (10 mins outside Gap), Gap 05000
nature trails, treks & skiing courses organised here
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 92 50 16 83