Where to stay in and around Gap?


Looking for a place to stay in Gap in the Hautes-Alpes? Don’t miss the best places to stay in Pays Gapençais!

Gap is the capital of the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. Known as the « soft capital of the Alps », Gap has many assets to offer travelers, not least thanks to its strategic location. Situated 100 km south of Grenoble and 180 km from Marseille, it combines the charm of Provence with the proximity of the mountains.

Ravaged by fire in 1692, the town of Gap was rebuilt and today represents an important crossroads in the heart of the Alps, betweenItaly, the Mediterranean and the Dauphiné. In fact, your trip to Gap will inevitably take you to the surrounding natural areas. To the east, you’ll find the Parc National des Écrins, one of the jewels of the Alps, and to the west, the Charance mountain, which dominates the town. In short, the Pays Gapençais has plenty to tempt walkers and sports enthusiasts alike.

But where to stay in and around Gap during your stay? Here is our selection of the best neighborhoods for your accommodation in Gap.

Historic center of Gap

At the heart of the town, Gap’s historic center stretches from boulevard de la Libération to rue Carnot. Here you’ll find a multitude of pedestrian lanes to stroll through. You’ll be drawn to its pastel-colored facades and squares where market stalls stand side by side. Accommodation in Gap’s historic center puts you right at the heart of local life, close to many restaurants, bars and landmarks.

At the entrance to the old town, don’t miss a visit to the Cathédrale Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Arnoux. This 19th-century baroque edifice will surprise you with its alternating dark and light-colored stones, giving it a marbled appearance. To make the most of your visit, you’ll find a number of fine hotels nearby.

However, if you’re looking for accommodation in Gap’s historic center, you’ll mainly find seasonal accommodation (apartments or studios), which will allow you to combine comfort and tranquility during your trip.

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Fontreyne district

Located to the west of the town, Fontreyne is a young, residential neighborhood where families predominate. It’s just 10 minutes from downtown Gap. On hot summer days, head to the Piscine de Fontreyne to cool off!

Looking for a place to stay in Gap? The Fontreyne district will certainly be ideal if you’re traveling with your family, or if you’re looking for a restful break after a busy day of exploring. There are numerous hotels and B&Bs in the area, particularly along the main road that runs alongside the neighborhood.

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Avenue du Commandant Dumont

To the northeast of the historic town center is Gap’s train station, providing easy access to the region. The station is located right next to theAvenue du Commandant Dumont, which is the gateway to the mountains.

So it’s here, between the train station and the resort road, that you’ll naturally find a large number of hotel establishments for accommodation in Gap. In winter and summer alike, the hotels and B&Bs around Avenue du Commandant Dumont are ready to give you a warm welcome. What’s more, this location is ideal for exploring the Hautes-Alpes, whether you’re traveling by car or train. And if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you can always spend an afternoon at the Musée Muséum départemental des Hautes-Alpes!

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Close to Parc National des Écrins

Col d'Arsine, Parc national des Écrins

Photo credit: Flickr – E. Crespo

Looking for a place to stay in Gap and enjoy the mountains to the full? If so, the surrounding area is the place for you. If you’re planning a skiing or hiking trip, villages like La Bâtie-Neuve, Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur or Chorges are perfect for your accommodation in Gap. Located in the heart of nature, they’ll give you a breath of fresh air and are the ideal gateway to the surrounding mountains.

If you’re looking for accommodation in Gap, don’t hesitate to leave the city center and opt for a gîte in one of these mountain villages. These are often the preferred locations for travelers to enjoy the Hautes-Alpes.

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