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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Church of Cordeliers

Briançon

Built in the end of the 14th century, the building remained in two big fires of the city. It will be transformed on a military building (hospital and storage). Precious murals paints.

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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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Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Nicolas collegiate church

Briançon

The Notre-Dame-and-Saint-Nicolas Church dominates the ramparts of Briançon. Its story is strongly bound to the catholic politics of Louis XIV and at the important military presence in the city in 17th and 18th centuries.

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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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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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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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Station of Briançon, history

Briançon

On September 15th, 1884, the first train enters the station to Briançon. Situated on a major communication road, but paradoxically isolated by a network of difficult roads, Briançonnais welcomes enthusiastically this new means of transport.

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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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The public of king

Briançon

The old law court or "the public of king" takes place on the military exercise place to Briançon. Built in the end of the 17th century, it welcomed the services of justice of the city until their departure in 2009.

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La ferme du Grand Aigle

Le Monêtier les Bains

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The public garden Pierre Termier

Briançon

A small public garden of Briançon, decorated with a bust : Pierre Termier. Some passionate with geology again come to pay him tribute today.

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Stores with powder of Vauban

Briançon

Two stores with type Vauban's powder are still visible to Briançon: one in the fort of the Castle and the other one next to the City hall.

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Museum "Autrefois mon village"

La Salle les Alpes / Villeneuve

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Art Sacré museum

Le Monêtier les Bains

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Musée de la Mine

Briançon

Ethno-geologic museum, on the theme of mines and coal grounds. Panels, objects...

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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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Asfeld Bridge

Briançon

Real work of engineering, allying technical and esthetic exploit, this bridge was built to assure the connection between the high city and the forts situated on the left bank of Durance.

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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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Complet list upon request at the toursit office