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Population: 38,600. Elevation: 733 m
At the intersection of N75 (155 km from Aix en Provence) and N85 (103 km from Grenoble) and 87 km from Briançon by route N94.
and Dauphiné, Gap is on the Route Napoléon linking Grenoble to the Mediterranean.
In the middle of an extraordinary natural environment of mountain landscapes
and nature parks, Gap benefits from a temperate Mediterranean climate due
to its altitude of 750 m.
In the winter you'll be able to enjoy the numerous ski resorts in the surrounding area and in the summer you'll be able to discover the sundial road, botany at the Domaine de Charance (3,000 species of wild plants over 200 hectares of mountain pastures, rocks and forests).
There are roughly a hundred peaks over 3,000 m, and almost as many waterfalls and mountain streams. The most unusual feature of the landscape is known as Les Demoiselles Coiffées (the hatted young ladies): in the middle of nowhere, an astonishing series of stone columns with a hat-shaped rock formation on the top of each !
Museums, walks :The departmental Museum. The Park of La Pépinière. Puymaure hill (panoramic view of Gap).
Domaine de Charance.
Ecrins National Park.
Excursions by horse-drawn carriage
(town and Plateau Bayard).
Leisure activities :Bicycle touring. Horse riding
Hiking : waymarked routes. Fitness trail.
Bathing : Pellautier lake 12 km, Serre Ponçon lake 30 km. White water sports. Canyoning. Fishing. Squash. tennis.
18-hole golf course. Swimming pool. Climbing.
Pot-holing. Bunjee jumping.
Aerial sports : parachute, paragliding, gliding, microlight.
Winter sports : Cross-country skiing.
Downhill skiing and all types of winter sports