Briançon in summer

The town

Stay in Briançon and enjoy an unforgettable summer experience, where the lush greenery of the Alps provides an idyllic backdrop.
Explore the hiking trails that wind through the mountains and discover the unspoilt natural beauty of the region.

Experience the history and culture of Briançon by visiting the Vauban fortifications, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007, providing a fascinating testimony to the town's past.
Enjoy the lively atmosphere of the old town, where every street reveals a little of the local history and the sunny terraces invite you to relax.
Historical heritage

Discover Briançon, a town with a rich historical heritage nestling in the majestic French Alps. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Vauban fortifications bear witness to the town's strategic importance in centuries gone by. Stroll through the medieval streets and explore its imposing ramparts, offering an authentic insight into Briançon's military and architectural past.

Would you like to be in the heart of the historic centre, in a gargoyle...
Our accommodation in the historic centre
Culture and traditions

Discover the rich culture and traditions of Briançon, a town where history blends harmoniously with contemporary life.
Briançon is renowned for its vibrant arts scene, with art galleries, exhibitions and cultural festivals throughout the year.
Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of the traditional markets, where you can sample local produce and discover regional crafts.
Don't miss the folk festivals, which celebrate the region's ancestral traditions.
Welcome to this place where culture and conviviality meet in an Alpine setting, for an immersive experience.
Outdoor activities

Immerse yourself in the summer pleasures of Briançon, in the heart of the French Alps, with a multitude of outdoor activities for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

In summer, Briançon is a veritable paradise for nature lovers. You can explore winding hiking trails in the magnificent Alpine scenery.
The thrill-seekers can enjoy the rock faces for climbing opportunities, while the tumultuous rivers are the perfect playground for rafting and canyoning. Mountain bikers can also appreciate thrilling trails and descents in the surrounding mountains.
A must-do activity in Briançon, paragliding offers a unique perspective on the region and an unforgettable dose of adrenalin.
As well as traditional activities, Briançon is also renowned for its special events, such as the Climbing World Cup, where the world's greatest climbers come together to compete on the town's brand new climbing wall.


Tourte des alpes, a speciality of the region, is a pie made from puff pastry or shortcrust pastry, usually filled with meat (usually lamb or veal), potatoes and onions.
It's a comforting and nourishing dish, ideal for cold winter days, as well as tourtons or local tarts often topped with blueberry or raspberry jam.
Not forgetting the traditional mountain fondues and raclettes...
Find the accommodation of your dreams in Briançon:

There are several hotels in Briançon to suit different budgets and preferences. Some are located in the historic city centre, offering easy access to the sights, while others are further afield, often offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

You can also find flats, chalets or houses to rent for your stay in Briançon. This can be a good option if you're travelling with a family or group of friends and prefer a more private, self-contained space.
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