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Weekend trip to Briancon

Beware of bar called Le Bar had four drinks between us 1 gin & tonic mixed in small glass just... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
John F
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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A beautiful city with a heart of gold.

The centre of this iconic French city is a delightful (if quite steep) maze of attractive and... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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Briancon, France
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Beware of bar called Le Bar had four drinks between us 1 gin & tonic mixed in small glass just about taste the gin £7 large beer £6 small shandy £3 & a pastis £3 seems when they new we were English they doubled the...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2018

The centre of this iconic French city is a delightful (if quite steep) maze of attractive and interesting streets, squares and alleys - full of character, visual delights and a host of cafes, restaurants and artisan shops that becomes even more attractive at dusk when...More

1  Thank bookcliffo
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Briancon is a wonderful place to wander in the evening. The streets are narrow and have water running down the middle of the cobbles in a gully. It just oozes history and there are some wonderful and interesting old doors. There are the usual touristy...More

Thank Girl-Friday56
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Briançon is blessed with what some say are 300 days of sunshine a year, benefitting from the climate from the Cote D’Azur. Despite this, we arrived after heavy snow had hampered our journey over the pass via Montgenevre. The town is easy to navigate with...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

Simply the best with excellent facilities. Eleanor & Steve were perfect hosts. Couldn’t recommend more highly !

Thank Andy R
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

It's a mountain city with lots of history. Most of the attractions are outside of the town. What the town gives you is a newer part to the town which is low, and has plenty of restaurants and shops, and an upper old walled town....More

2  Thank Grembo
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

We had a cycling trip centred around Briançon which was amazing. The citadel is absolutely amazing. Good restaurants and lovely people combined with spectacular scenery.

1  Thank DanDorJH
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

This is a town that can boast sensational attractions of huge forts, an historic bridge, an old town, etc.. We were here a year ago and decided that we'd return to get a visit in to the fort. Couldn't find much about tours, etc on...More

Thank Warren D
Reviewed April 2, 2017

During the winter, most visitors to Briançon and the Serre Chevalier Vallée are there to hit the ski slopes, but it is worth taking time out to visit the charming old town. When our hot, sunny spring weather changed, we took an afternoon off and...More

2  Thank Sheila R
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth the trek up the hill! Lots of nice restaurants and little shops and great views. The fortifications were very impressive.

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