Briançon attractions

Historic Site in Briançon

Vauban Fortifications

Situated at the confluence of five river valleys, Briançon was highly vulnerable to attack by France's Alpine arch-rival of the 17th century, the Duchy of Savoy. After an especially damaging raid in 1692, vast effor…
Historic Site in Briançon

Cité Vauban

Surrounded by mighty starburst-shaped ramparts, Briançon’s hilltop old town looks much as it did centuries ago, its winding cobbled lanes lined with Italianate, pastel-painted townhouses. The steep main street, the …
Church in Briançon

Collégiale Notre Dame et St Nicolas

Illuminated by its exterior Dauphiné coat of arms and sundial (among the oldest in the Alps), the twin-towered 18th-century church, designed by Vauban, was built on a ruined medieval sanctuary.