commune in Hautes-Alpes, France

Briançon is a city in Hautes-Alpes near to France's Italian border. It is the highest town in France.

Get inEdit

 
Map of Briançon

By planeEdit

The closest airports are

  • Grenoble airport (lowcost airport), 2h45 by car
  • Lyon, 3h by car
  • Milan, Italy, 2h40 by car
  • Turin, Italy, 1h45 by car

By trainEdit

There is a train station in Briançon.

  • The main line is Marseille-Briançon.
  • A night train comes from Paris.

If you want to come by TGV (high speed train) from Lyon or Paris, the most efficient way is to take the Paris-Milan line and to step out at Oulx, Italy. Then there is a bus (30 mn) to Briançon.

By carEdit

  • If you come from Grenoble, you have to take the D1091 and cross the Lautaret pass.
  • If you come from Italy, you have to take the SS24 and cross the Montgenèvre pass.
  • If you come from South (Marseille, Sisteron) you have to take the highway A51/E712, then the N85 to gap and the N94 to Briançon.

By busEdit

There is a bus from Grenoble to Briançon (2/day) and a bus from Marseille and Gap to Briançon.

Get aroundEdit

SeeEdit

 
Vauban's fortifications.

Fortifications built by Vauban in the 17th century to defend the region from the Austrians

DoEdit

Wintersports sportsEdit

Briançon is a part of the famous ski resort Serre-Chevalier.

HikingEdit

BuyEdit

EatEdit

Restaurants aren't that plentiful in Briançon; there are several pizza places but only a few French eateries.

The restaurant le Panicaut on Rue Centrale does a good 3-course menu for around €32, and is run by a pleasant French Woman who speaks reasonable English (but will indulge schoolboy French too).

DrinkEdit

SleepEdit

  • Peak Retreats (Briançon and Serre-Chevalier Accommodation Specialist), +44 2392 839 310. A range of self-catering apartments in Briançon and Serre-Chevalier. Accommodation sleeping 2-10, lift passes, ski school, equipment hire can be arranged. Bookable from the UK.

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