Nature, culture and relaxation
One thing is certain: you won't be bored! Around Gap, in the Hautes-Alpes, France there is something for everyone. Here are some suggestions. Don't hesitate to ask us for other recommendations, we love to share the secrets of our beautiful region.
At an altitude of 1250m, this 18-hole mountain course offers a breathtaking view of the town of Gap, the Parc des Ecrins, the Champsaur and the Durance. The Gap Bayard golf course is open from April to November.
The famous Serre-Ponçon lake: the sea in the mountains! All water sports activities are available: sailing, paddle, jet ski, boat (with and without licence), water skiing, towed buoys, canoeing... Or simply enjoy the 9 beaches in the area.
It must be said that the Hautes-Alpes are particularly well suited to a wide range of activities. Hiking, trail, climbing (Céüse site), canyoning, mountain biking... you will certainly find what you are looking for. Here is what should give you some inspiration if your programme is not already full.
To change your point of view, how about admiring the Hautes-Alpes from the air? The Gap-Tallard aerodrome offers various services: by helicopter, glider, microlight, paraglider, hot-air balloon... The hardest thing is to choose!
Wellness & relaxation
The beauty treatments offered by our partners are among the best in Gap. Even on holiday, it's always nice to take some time for yourself, isn't it? Our partners work in their own establishments, but can also travel to the Lumipods. We can make an appointment for you.
Culture & Heritage
Come and discover the history of the construction of the Serre-Ponçon dam through an interactive tour. The permanent exhibition will delight young and old alike and will allow you to discover in depth a mythical place in the Hautes-Alpes.
This theatre is well known among the Gapençais. All year round, you can find a rich and varied programme: concerts, comedians, theatre... Consult the programme, you are bound to find what you are looking for.
If you are a lover of theatre, you will be won over by the programme of the La Passerelle theatre in Gap. The structure also offers dance shows as well as various workshops. Find the whole programme of the season and make your choice!
Immerse yourself in the culture of the Southern Alps by visiting the departmental museum. You will find permanent and temporary exhibitions, as well as numerous thematic workshops.
At the moment, the fortress of Montdauphin (1 hour from Gap) is hosting the Little Bighorn exhibition. Ousmane Sow's monumental sculptures take you to the United States, to the last victorious battle of the American Indians in 1876. Not to be missed under any circumstances!
Just a stone's throw from the Lumipod, the restaurant Les Olivades welcomes you in a green setting for lunch and dinner. Come and enjoy an exceptional refined cuisine to complete your stay in the Hautes-Alpes. The restaurant also offers a catering service.
Le Lopain de Terre is certainly one of the best bakeries in Gap. The ingredients are meticulously selected for their taste and nutritional qualities, the breads are all made by hand with natural leaven... You just have to taste it to be won over.
Tourtons, ravioles, "donkey ears"... all these specialities from the Hautes-Alpes make you salivate in advance. Why not take advantage of a visit to the local produce markets (every Wednesday and Saturday morning in Gap) to treat yourself?
For more information & suggestions
We would be delighted to advise you on activities around Gap. We have fallen in love with the Hautes-Alpes, France and have lived here for many years. It would be a pleasure to share our favourite places with you.