Briançon

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Briançon
TownBriançon
Insee code05023
Postcode05100
Latitude44.8994160
Longitude6.6431790
AltitudeFrom 1167 to 2540 meters
Surface28.07 km²
Population12334 inhabitants
Density439 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelsPuy-Saint-Pierre at 2.1 km
Chief townGap (at 85 km, 80 min)Villar-Saint-Pancrace at 3.2 km
DepartmentHautes-AlpesSaint-Chaffrey at 4.1 km
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Briançon is the highest town in Europe with its 1326 meters of altitude average. Since July 2008, Briançon, by "the fortifications of Vauban, is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.


SIGHTSEEING

Visit the fortifications of Vauban.

Visit the upper town and its streets with gargoyles plants.

See the vertiginous bridge Asfeld.

Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Briançon
Information pointsTourist Office of Briançon
Leisure centresCasino of Briançon,   Skating Rink of Briancon
MonumentsBridge of Asfeld,   Chapel of the Pénitents Noirs,   Church Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Nicolas,   Church of the Cordeliers,   Convent of the Récollets,   Fort of L'Infernet,   Fort of the Randouillet,   Fort of the Salettes,   Fort of the Têtes,   Fountain of the Soupirs,   House of the Temple,   House of the Têtes,   Law Court of Briançon

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

Briançon Markets every Wednesday.

Many entertainment district by district throughout the summer.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Numerous hiking in the Parc National des Ecrins and the Regional Natural Park of Queyras.

Feel free to pass by the famous cols of the Tour de France Cyclist: Mountain passes of the Izoard, Galibier, Lautaret.

Features: Glacier Meije (3200 m).

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Canoe-kayak on the rivers of Hautes-AlpesSports sensationsFrom 32 € to 115 €Saint-Crépin (22 km)
Winter getaway in Hautes-AlpesNature and the outdoors248 €Eygliers (25 km)
Rafting - Inflatable canoeSports sensationsFrom 34 € to 64 €Réotier (26 km)
Two-seat paraglider flight or courseSports sensationsFrom 75 € to 490 €Ceillac (28 km)

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PHOTOS

View of the park and the valley of BriançonView of the park and the valley of Briançon
 
Pass road GranonPass road Granon
View on the ramparts of BriançonView on the ramparts of Briançon
 
Iron KnightIron Knight
Fountain PersensFountain Persens
 
Alley with gargoyle CentralAlley with gargoyle Central
Main Street with gargoyleMain Street with gargoyle
 
Alley with gargoyleAlley with gargoyle
An alley in the city HighAn alley in the city High
 
The vertiginous bridge AsfeldThe vertiginous bridge Asfeld
The vertiginous bridge AsfeldThe vertiginous bridge Asfeld
  

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WEATHER

Saturday 26 July
Day
Night
Min. 8°C - Max. 14°C
Sunday 27 July
Day
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Min. 7°C - Max. 21°C
Monday 28 July
Day
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Min. 9°C - Max. 18°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantAuberge de Catherine  
9
Puy-Saint-Pierre
Located in the Southern Alps, the Auberge de Catherine open from Wednesday to Sunday noon evening in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Not only restaurant, but room and bar, where you...
Located 2.1 km from Briançon26 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantO Chal'heureux  
9.1
Saint-Martin-de-Queyrières
PASSION FOR EASE - The O Chal'heureux is entirely devoted to conviviality, sharing. Its owners have passion for hospitality, which in this cottage with mountain his best materialization....
Located 7.9 km from Briançon14 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Refuge   NEW
La Salle-les-Alpes
Serre Chevalier - Le Refuge, typical mountain restaurant in a mountain chalet, you will spend a warm time around many local specialties. A MOUNTAIN OF FLAVORS - In the kitchen, the...
Located 8.1 km from Briançon38 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 2 bedroomsLe Bacha    
9.7
Puy-Saint-André
The Bacha is an old house located on the hillside of the valley of the Durance. Pierrefeu occupies a central position at the junction of five valleys of Briançon and this allows our...
Located 4.5 km from Briançon70 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsBrin de paille    
9.3
Saint-Martin-de-Queyrières
Ecogîtes located at the foot of the Parc des Ecrins, the straw house will bring calm and tranquility in a unique setting. Positioned at the crossroads of several valleys (Clarée, Serre-Chevalier,...
Located 7 km from Briançon57 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Castle for 4 personsGrand studio Briançon/Serre-Chevalier
Briançon
The 3rd floor of a residence (with lift) this apartment, very quiet, consisting of: a living room with a sofa bed 'sofa' (135 cm), TV with Freeview HD Sony, dvd, radio-CD; - A kitchenette...
Located in BriançonFrom 250 € to 400 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsAppartement 4 pers 45 m²Serre Chevalier  
9.6
Saint-Chaffrey
Apartment in family house, 'The Bartavelles' Chantemerle (Serre Chevalier 1350 m) 45 sqm ground floor, very nice, not overlooked, quiet, high quality, tastefully designed, comfortable....
Located 5.3 km from BriançonFrom 294 € to 434 € per week 
House for 15 personsGite Brin de Paille à 5mn de Briançon   NEW
Saint-Martin-de-Queyrières
House 5 minutes from Briancon straw and wood frame, 4 bedrooms with toilet and shower in each room, common room, library and TV room, kitchen, pizza oven, Norwegian bath, garden, terrace...
Located 7 km from BriançonFrom 1100 € to 2000 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
200 places over 8 haCamping de La Clarée    
9.2
Val-des-Prés
Located 7 km from Briançon and 10 km from Italy, between the communes of Montgenèvre, Névache and Briançon in the heart of the Hautes-Alpes.
Located 5.4 km from Briançon6.30 € per day 
160 places over 6 haCamping Indigo Vallouise  
Vallouise
Vallouise Indigo Campsite... At the foot of the Ecrins National Park, in the heart of the mountain village of Vallouise, The Vallouise Indigo Campsite*** is located in the Hautes-Alpes...
Located 13.6 km from Briançon 
50 places over 2,8 haCamping le verger    
9.1
La Roche-de-Rame
Camping *** with flat pitches, separated by fruit trees in the orchard. Located between the Parc des Ecrins and Queyras park. Appreciable calm and a view of the surrounding mountains,...
Located 16.5 km from BriançonFrom 13.50 € to 16 € per day 

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HOTELS

Parc Hotel - Hotel in BriançonParc Hotel     
7.3
Briançon
Parc Hotel is located in the centre of Briançon, just 300 metres from the Prorel cable car that provides access to the Serre-Chevalier ski slopes. Guest rooms are equipped with satellite...
Located in BriançonRoom from 59 €
Hôtel Edelweiss - Hotel in BriançonHôtel Edelweiss     
8.1
Briançon
A traditional residence from the end of the 19th century, the Hotel Edelweiss is 200 metres from a free shuttle bus, which drives the 1 km to Serre Chevalier ski slopes and Monetier-les-Bains....
Located in BriançonRoom from 52 €
Hôtel De Paris - Hotel in BriançonHôtel De Paris     
7.5
Briançon
This eco-friendly hotel is located just a 2-minute walk from Briançon Train Station and a 5-minute walk to the town centre. With an outdoor terrace, it offers rooms with free Wi-Fi,...
Located in BriançonRoom from 44 €

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Le Grand Aigle Hotel & Spa****
Located in Serre Chevalier Ski Resort, Le Grand Aigle Hotel & Spa offers a sauna, hot tub and massage treatments. Guests can join the ski slopes directly...
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