Heritage and tours

Heritage and tours

Guided tour of the old town

  •  Every thursday in january, february and march

Explore the highest town in Europe with a local guide. The walk trough the narrow streets will lead you to surprising discoveries. Enjoy the city and its forts, a masterpiece of mountain fortifications and unnoticed monuments that deserve to be know.

MEETING POINT:
HERITAGE SERVICE OFFICE
Pignerol gate, number 26
Duration 1Hour 30
Rate 7,20€ / 5,30€ - Free for Children under 12.
Contact +33 (0) 4 92 20 29 49 
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Chapel of the brotherhood of Black Penitent

Briançon

Placed street of the Asfeld's bridge, this old chapel was built at the dawn of the 17th century to shelter the services of "the brotherhood of black Penitents" of Briançon

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Bell of Son du Serre

Briançon

The Chemin de Ronde, situated below the Castle, dominating the point of view the surrounding valleys, allowed to watch. From the Middle Ages, a bell alerted the inhabitants in case of fire or of danger...

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Museum guided tour

Le Monêtier les Bains From 16:30 to 18:00

Doors of Briançon

Briançon

The doors of cities were the object of a particular care in the defense of fortified towns. It was necessary to be able to come and go in peacetime while checking the accesses and to be able to femer completely in case of enemy attack.

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Garden of the Governor

Briançon

Placed at the bottom of the Main street of the city Vauban, below the place General Blanchard, the current said "garden of the Governor " was originally the garden of the convent of Ursulines, installed in the city since 1632.

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Communication Y

Briançon

Atypical work in the history of the fortification, this covered passage had a triple function: assure the communication of the fort of Trois Têtes with Randouillet, block the valley of Fontchristiane and protect the tank of drinking water.

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Church of Sainte-Catherine

Briançon

Built between two war's period, this private church answers the common will of the inhabitants of saint-Catherine and the bishop of Gap, Monseigneur Peak, to create a parish in this new district of Briançon.

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Fort Dauphin

Briançon

Conceived as advanced sentinel of the chain of fortifications of the 18th century, the strong Dauphin assured the crossing of fires with the fort of Salettes to forbid the access to the city since the way of Piedmont and protected the fort of Heads.

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Discover the village of Le Monetier les bains

Le Monêtier les Bains From 16:00 to 18:00

Discovery of the Guibertes's Church

Le Monêtier les Bains From 16:00 to 17:30

Guided tour of the chapels with frescoes - Church

Discovery of the religious heritage of the Salle

La Salle les Alpes / Villeneuve From 10:00 to 12:00

Découverte du village de Saint Chaffrey

St Chaffrey / Chantemerle From 10:00 to 12:00

Guided Tour of the old town

Briançon From 15:30 to 17:00

Guided Tour of the Old Town at 3.30 pm, every thursday in July and August 2019

Discover the village of Le Bez

La Salle les Alpes / Villeneuve From 10:00 to 12:00

Fortifications of Vauban to Briançon, World heritage

Briançon

The fortifications of Vauban in Briançon are registered since July, 2008 on the prestigious list of the World Heritage of the Humanity beside eleven other French sites grouped within the Network of the Major Sites of Vauban.

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Park of Schappe, history

Briançon

The idea of development of the park of Schappe returns to mister Delphin, ordering of the Genius, for the place of Briançon. We can place the beginning of the works by 1815.

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Discovery of sundials

La Salle les Alpes / Villeneuve From 14:00 to 16:00

Complet list upon request at the toursit office