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Saint Jean Saint Nicolas

25 km North-East of Gap via the N85 road and then the D944

Discover the hamlet of Saint-Jean Saint-Nicolas in the Hautes Alpes

Population : 781 inh. - Altitude : 1,134 m.

Saint-Jean Saint-Nicolas

In the upper Champsaur valley, in the heart of the Ecrins National Park, ou'll find the municipality of Saint-Jean Saint-Nicolas, a group of hamlets the largest of which is called Pont-du-Fossé.

St-Jean St-Nicolas

Overlooking the superb broad valley of Drac Noir are a few perched houses, built from massive blocks of grey stone, with lauze roofs, set against a backdrop of vertical rock cliffs, around a picturesque belltower.

In such a tranquil spot, without a care in the world you'll be able to admire the round tower with its pointed roof, standing nobly in a verdant meadow.
This fine structure is all that remains of a medieval castle where according to historians "five families lived in succession from 1274 to the Revolution in 1789"...

What to see

Saint Jean Château (near the parish church by the crossroads on the road to Chabottonnes).
The Ecrins National Park.

Leisure activities

Skiing at Orcières and Saint Léger les Mélèzes.
Kayak on the Drac river.


Bed and breakfast.


Orcières(10km), Saint Bonnet en Champsaur (15km) and Gap (25km).

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