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.
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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...
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.
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.
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.
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.