Briancon

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Briancon, gain altitude ! The highest city of France, Briancon, is at an altitude of 1326 meters. With about 12 000 inhabitants, the town of the Hautes-Alpes is only 15km away from Italy. Its Vauban fortifications are listed to the UNESCO world heritage since 2008.

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Getting there You can get to Briancon from Valence, Manosque greoux lb and Gap. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 11:07 1,653
From Marseille 04:26 3,620
From Aix-en-provence 03:49 3,248
From Valence 03:38 2,926
From Manosque Greoux Lb 02:57 2,661
From Gap 01:11 1,182


Getting around From Briancon, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Gap 01:24 1,223
To Aix-en-provence 06:03 3,248
To Marseille 06:37 3,620
To Valence 06:46 2,926
To Grenoble 08:06 2,686
To Paris 11:23 2,975

While you're there

Briancon, gain altitude !

The highest city of France, Briancon, is at an altitude of 1326 meters. With about 12 000 inhabitants, the town of the Hautes-Alpes is only 15km away from Italy. Its Vauban fortifications are listed to the UNESCO world heritage since 2008.

Two charming historic monuments deserve your visit: the Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Nicolas parish church and the old Cordeliers church from the 14th century.

Enjoy a walk in the "Grande Gargouille" street, dating from the 18th century, where you will discover the lovely "Fontaine des Soupirs" (also called "Fontaine de François Ier"). You will feast your eyes with the facades and roofs of the "Maison du Temple", built in 1575. Follow the upper walkway to the terrace of the castle fort where you will find an imposing statue of Bourdelle, a famous French sculptor of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Briancon is also a ski resort belonging to the resort of Serre Chevalier easily reached by train.

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  • "Good punctual service"    
    I travelled second class on TER from La Brillanne Oraison to Briancon. It was a punctual, efficient service. The second class carriage was sufficient but not luxurious.