Briançon in winter

The town

Stay in the magnificent town of Briançon, and combine a ski holiday with cultural discoveries at the Vauban fortifications, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007.

Immerse yourself in history, culture and adventure in Briançon. Discover a town  where every street tells a story and every descent offers an unforgettable adventure.
In Birançon the snow-capped peaks of the Alps offer an endless playground for fans of skiing and outdoor sports such as ski touring.

Welcome to a place where tradition and excitement meet in harmony, in the heart of the French Alps.

Discover Briançon, the highest town in Europe ...
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 its preserved medieval streets and explore its imposing ramparts, offering visitors an authentic insight into Briançon's military and architectural past. Welcome to a destination where history comes alive before your very eyes, in the heart of a spectacular natural setting.

You want to be right in the historic centre, close to the snow-covered gargoyle...
Our accommodation in the historic centre
Culture and traditions

Discover the cultural richness and living traditions of Briançon, a city where history blends harmoniously with contemporary life.
Briançon is known for its vibrant art scene, with art galleries, exhibitions and cultural festivals throughout the year.
Discover the forts and their stories during the many outings organized by the Heritage Department, especially on snowshoes...
Indoor and Outdoor activities

Explore Briançon, a popular destination for countless outdoor activities in the heart of the French Alps.
In winter, winter sports enthusiasts will find their happiness on the snow-covered slopes of Serre Chevalier Vallée, one of the largest ski areas in Europe.
Whether you are a beginner or an expert, the possibilities of skiing are endless, with more than 250 km of marked trails. Cross-country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing enthusiasts will also be delighted by the many options available.
Discover skiing and the city, thanks to its Vauban slope overlooking the city!

With Les Diables Rouges, Briançon’s ice hockey team,  you live unforgettable moments during their game in the René Froger rink and you can try this physical sport on the natural rink of the Schappe Parc !

La tourte des Alpes, a specialty of the region, is a pie made from puff pastry or short pastry, usually garnished with meat (usually lamb or veal), potatoes and onions.
It is a comforting and nourishing dish, ideal for cold winter days but also tourtons or country pie garnished with blueberry or raspberry jam.
Not to mention the traditional fondues and raclettes de montagne
Find the accommodation of your dream in Briançon:

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

You can also find apartments, chalets or houses for rent for your stay in Briançon. This can be a good option if you are traveling with family or group and prefer to have a more private and autonomous space.