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  • Briançon - highest town in France.
    Briançon - highest town in France.
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    Is my backpack on the right place ?
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Briançon Things to Do

  • The four entrances

    The upper part of the town has four entrances.The city gates with east De Porte de la Durance.North Porte Pigneral, south east Porte D'Embrun and near a large parking area Porte Dauphine.

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  • the Grande Gargouille

    The most important street is the Grande Gargouille, meaning the great water spouter.The street own its name of a water stream flooding right in the middle of the street to provide water when there is a fire.Be careful not to step into this small stream!The Grande Gorgoulle or Grande rue is the main shopping street of the upper town.The facades of...

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  • Notre Dame

    The most impressive sight seeing inside the wales of cité Vauban is the Notre Dame dates from the 18th century design by Vauban.This dark ally you see at the picture ends at place du Temple where the Notre Dame is situated. peek into the church is well worth seeing.At each side of the portal you will find a sundial.

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  • Ste-Cathérine

    The low part is modern, and very different from the upper part. here you find lots of shops and restaurants.This part is called Ste-Cathérine, here you have a good view at cité Vauban

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  • cité Vauban

    However maybe not the highest city of Europe, Briancon did a wonderful job keeping their historical buildings in tact.The town is divide into two parts, the highest part is also the most beautiful and really worth a visit.the historical part is called cité Vauban

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  • Arsfeld bridge

    The bridge was build in 1734: it made of one arch . The arch is 40 m broad . On it , you are 56 m high with the top of the rivier Durance.

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  • First day: Claviere - ...

    On the way we cross Mongenevre. It's a quiete station at summer but a trendy ski-area.Of course on the end of july wasn't snow to see, so we choose for walking farther. And oh yes : if you like it you can also play golf (9 hole on 3000m)! The trail we followed, run around it.The village is situeted on 1860 m high.

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  • Day one: Claviere - Villard Saint...

    After left one car in Larche where we sleep the evening we arrived from Belgium, We take the other car for go to Claviere where our hiking trip realy begin. It take us about twoo ours time. On the way we had the "Col de Vars" and this take time to climb the mountains and go down the other side.We take a coffee before we go. And so on 10 o clock we...

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  • Climb up to the old town

    From the new town walk up the very steep Rue de la Republique to the old town which is fortified and quite picturesque.

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  • Club Med Serre-Chevalier

    Le Bez - La-Salle-les-Alpes, Serre-Chevalier, Briançon, 05240, France

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Edelweiss

    32 avenue de la République, Briançon, 05100, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Parc Hotel

    Central Parc, Briancon, 05100, FR

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Briançon Off The Beaten Path

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    by deeper_blue Written Apr 28, 2006

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    Briancon lies close to both Montgenevre and Serre Chevalier. Serre Chevalier has more challenging slopes whereas Montgenevre is a great resort to learn.

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Briançon Sports & Outdoors

  • Via Ferrata in BrianÇon

    It was almost my first contact with a via ferrata and it was a fantastic experience. It combines the thrill of the adventure, the emotion of the climbing and the security, because you are constantly well attached to the iron ropes in the rock. The ascent is long (2-3 hours for us, with several stops), but you enjoy fantastic views of the mountains...

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  • Serie A

    If you want to watch Serie football, give the guys at Skiandfootball.com a call and for a reasonable price you can get tickets and transport to a top game in Italy. I managed to see Inter V Ajax in the champions league! Something I've always wanted to do

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    by deeper_blue Written Apr 28, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Briancon is the highest town in Europe, situated close to the Italian border at an altitude of 1326m

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