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Briancon

If you are after culture and heritage the architecture in this “Pays” is legendary, such as the old walled town of Briançon, only a short 20-minute drive from AlpBase via a spectacular mountain road.

Briancon Old Town

At an altitude of 1,362 meters (Europe’s highest town) is renowned for its typical narrow streets, sundials and old gargoyles, having been built by Vauban, the famous 17th Century military engineer.

The historical centre is a strongly fortified town, built by Vauban to defend the region from Austrians in the 17th century. Its streets are very steep and narrow, though picturesque. Briançon lies at the foot of the descent from the Col de Montgenèvre, giving access to Turin, so a great number of other fortifications have been constructed on the surrounding heights, especially towards the east. The Fort Janus is no less than 1,200 m. above the town.

On 8 July 2008, several buildings of Briançon were classified by the UNESCO as World Heritage Sites, as part of the "Fortifications of Vauban" group. Along with Briançon, 11 other sites of fortified buildings in France were classified. Among them is the place-forte of Mont-Dauphin, also in the Hautes-Alpes department and only 20 minutes drive from AlpBase.

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