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Briancon Office de tourisme
1 Place du Temple Briancon
05100

Tel:+33 (0)4 92 21 08 50
Fax:+33 (0)4 92 20 56 45

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Briancon is one of the highest towns in Europe.  Since Roman times it has been an important stronghold for France protecting the Col de Montgenevre, an important mountain pass to Italy.  It was later fortified by the military genius and architect Vauban who enclosed the old town with another set of walls.  Vauban's citadel is worth a visit along with the Eglise de Notre-Dame (also built by Vauban).

Briancon may appeal to those in search of history and culture but it is also a major sports centre.  The Ville Basse or lower town is where you'll find a ski lift to the neighbouring ski resort of Le Grand Serre Chevalier.  The Parc National des Ecrins to the west and the Parc Naturel Regional du Queras to the south also provide numerous possibilities for rafting, cycling, riding and other outdoor delights.  

What to See - Briancon Attractions

Collegiale
Ave Vaubin, Briancon 05100
Vauban's church is typically heavily fortified and imposing
| Opening Times: Daily

Fort du Chateau
1 Place du Temple, Briancon 05100
a guided tour of the castle fort organised by the tourist office
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 92 21 08 50

Telecabine du Prorel
7 ave Rene, Briancon 05100
a chance to take in some of the higest points of Le Grand Serre Chevalier mountain range by cable car
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily in ski season & Mid Jun-Mid Sep

Maison du Parc
Off Grande Rue in the old town, Briancon 05100
the place to pick up your guide on walks in the surrounding area
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jun-Aug

Bureau des Guides
Central Parc, Briancon 05100
offers guided treks, cycling, kayaking, ice climbing, ski tours, nature trails
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jul-Sep | Tel: +33 (0)4 92 20 15 73

ESF
Telecabine du Prorel, 7 ave Rene Froger, Briancon 05100
Ecole de Ski Francais or French ski school caters for all levels
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)4 92 20 30 57