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Pretty Briancon

Briancon is small but oh so pretty. Lovely place to walk around, have something to drink on one of... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2019
Turin, Italy
Oh my word

Fabulous, just amazing. Walk in over the drawbridge and you are plunged back hundreds of years... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2019
Robin B
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 30, 2019

Briancon is small but oh so pretty. Lovely place to walk around, have something to drink on one of the terraces, eat raclette at night and then explore a little more.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Dossodessie
Reviewed July 27, 2019

Fabulous, just amazing. Walk in over the drawbridge and you are plunged back hundreds of years. What a truly wonderful place. So special.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Robin B
Reviewed March 21, 2019

There are tours on a Thursday afternoon at 3.30pm from January to March around the old town. We went on one this afternoon. We had already had a bit of a wander to get to the meeting point, so had already been oohing and aahing...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 752kayk
Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

I was there in January, nonetheless there were sunny and nice wheather. It is a beautiful historical city at the top of Briancon. There are many little café, creperes, restaurants and shops. The people are soo nice and friendly. This is a must see place...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

Wander through history as you walk into the Cite Vauban. Check out the Grande Rue for shops and restaurants and wander through the small streets to get a taste of life there.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kayle R
Reviewed September 5, 2018

The Old City has been there since the Romans. It is at the meeting place of several valleys through the Alps and therefore of strategic importance. It was heavily fortified by the famous architect Vauban in the 17th century. It is surprisingly small but very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Clarencephil
Reviewed September 26, 2017

Very well preserved and interesting old city with some great restaurants and bars. The views from the Ramparts are terrific.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank timwarduk
Reviewed July 3, 2017

Four of us spent five nights in Briancon. We dined inside the old walled city four of the nights and returned one morning to visit the local handcraft store inside city walls. It had not been open when we were in La cité Vauban for...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank Pamela L
Reviewed June 23, 2017

Years ago we spent the night at a hotel in Briancon. In a hurry to get to Milan, we left early the next morning with the resolve to come back and spend some time. We finally got back - and found a medieval city-within-a-city which...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank BobHouston_Texas
Reviewed October 25, 2016

If you are traveling to Briançon anyway, you should definitely take some time to wander around within the walls of this old fort area called Cité Vauban. It is impressively massive although there is not much to see within it- mostly tourist shops and restaurants....More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Chip1701
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