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Make Holiday Rental Chalets in Briancon, France, Your Home Away From Home

Briancon is a city with exceptional historical significance, which sits on the French side of the French/Italian border. The city is known to be the highest city in Europe, at 1,326m, and was an important junction for the road outward from Rome in ancient Roman times. The city was known as Brigantium, and the area is rich with history. It also has access to some excellent skiing, which makes it a perfect place to rent self catering accommodation in Briancon to enjoy the winter fun.

Things to do on Holiday in Briancon, France

Holidays in Briancon are active and exciting as the nearby resort has over 24km of downhill ski runs, serviced by 74 chairlifts. The ski area includes a whole 1430m of vertical ski area, with plenty of runs for both beginner and intermediate and better skiers and snowboarders. For those taking a day off the slopes, Briancon is full of history right on the chalet doorstep. The centre of the town contains the various “Fortifications of Vauban” (named after King Louis XIV’s military engineer Sebastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633-1707) who designed the fortifications), built in the 17th century to keep the Austrians out. These varied buildings and structures are so impressive they were established as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. In fact, the whole area is home to various medieval fortresses and citadels.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Briancon, France

The city of Briancon sits right in the middle of the French Alps, making it prime for outdoor activities. In the summer and winter, this is an excellent place to base mountaineering trips from, and scale some of the more extraordinary alps in the area. There is also plenty of other outdoor and extreme sports to take part in, paragliding is popular in the area. The region is also a part of various cycling events, and quite often the Tour de France passes through the area.

Weather in Briancon, France

In the summer, Briancon is wonderfully warm, with an average high of 27 degree Celsius in July and August. The winter months are understandably cooler, with highs just above freezing. Precipitation in the summer is under 70mm of rain each month over July and August. There is about the same in the middle of winter, as the snow falls.

Travel to Briancon, France

There is no airport in the region, so the best way to get to Briancon is to fly to Grenoble (GRB) and take the train from there. There are connections leaving five times daily over the winter, and expect the journey to take about 3.5 hours. There is also a coach service available. Grenoble is served by regular flights from Birmingham (BHX), Bristol (BRS), London Gatwick (LGW), London Stansted (STN) and Liverpool (LPL), with winter seasons flights also from Edinburgh (EDI). Grenoble is served by easyJet and Ryanair. It is also possible to get to Briancon by train, either through Grenoble or by high speed TGV to Oulx, then a 1 hour bus transfer.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (15 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Apartment #1437339a
    15
    Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5/5
      (10 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Apartment #1320945a
      10
      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
        Excellent! 4.7/5
        (10 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Apartment #1412910a
        10
        Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
          avg/night
          • 3 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Apartment #1442194a
          3
          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (12 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Apartment #1309737a
            12
            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (17 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Separate Toilets
              • Sleeps 7
              Villa #844776a
              17
              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                (40 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 10
                Multiple rentals Apartment #1164106
                40
                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                  Very Good! 4.2/5
                  (6 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Apartment #1413682a
                  6
                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                    (23 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Apartment #612074a
                    23
                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                      • 5 BR
                      • 3 BA
                      • Separate Toilets
                      • Sleeps 10
                      Chalet #1414081a
                      2
                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (37 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Apartment #6394465
                        37
                        Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                          (5 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Apartment #1335454a
                          5
                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                            (10 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Apartment #1214909a
                            10
                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                              • Studio
                              • 1 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 2
                              Studio #1381911a
                              1
                                avg/night
                                • Studio
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Studio #1492820a
                                1
                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                  (11 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 3
                                  Apartment #1307263a
                                  11
                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                    avg/night
                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 7
                                    Apartment #1597667
                                    3
                                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Apartment #547618a
                                      4
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (36 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 5 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Separate Toilets
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        Villa #597783a
                                        36
                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                          (19 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          Apartment #643746a
                                          19
                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (16 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Apartment #663633a
                                            16
                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                              avg/night
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Apartment #1779061
                                              3
                                              Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                (26 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 7 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 18
                                                Chalet #6368040
                                                26
                                                  • 5 BR
                                                  • 4 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 15
                                                  House #1270905a
                                                  1
                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                    (7 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Apartment #1405182a
                                                    7
                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                      (5 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Apartment #568806a
                                                      5
                                                      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 7 BR
                                                        • 4 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 15
                                                        House #683936a
                                                        2
                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 5 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                          Chalet #1645416
                                                          1
                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                            (35 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Apartment #539967a
                                                            35
                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                              Apartment #6609078
                                                              6
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (7 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                Chalet #877410a
                                                                7
                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (2 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  Chalet #1468540a
                                                                  2
                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Apartment #1492500a
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      House #1459373a
                                                                      1
                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilets
                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                        Apartment #6675772
                                                                        3
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #1164106
                                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            House #1696138
                                                                            2
                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                              (6 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Apartment #6006916
                                                                              6
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (7 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                                                • Sleeps 11
                                                                                Chalet #679527a
                                                                                7
                                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (5 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                  House #1438202a
                                                                                  5
                                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Apartment #1501339a
                                                                                    2
                                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                      (10 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Apartment #6589687
                                                                                      10
                                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Apartment #6750366
                                                                                        1
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          Apartment #1335219a
                                                                                          10
                                                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            House #1519898a
                                                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Apartment #1420061a
                                                                                              2
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                (7 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • Studio
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Studio #578105a
                                                                                                7
                                                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 11
                                                                                                  Chalet #1559407a
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (2 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 6 BR
                                                                                                    • 6 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Chalet #6226141
                                                                                                    2
                                                                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                     

                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Great place to stay, comfortable and well situated

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Good hosts very welcoming. Comfortable beds, good facilities, well situated
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                    Lovely host, beautiful apartment, perfect location!

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    My partner and I booked to stay here so we could enjoy a 10 day cycling holiday. The apartment fitted out requirements perfectly. It was as lovely as it looked in the photos. Clean, comfortable, quiet location and well equipt and offers safe bike storage. William and Dominique were also lovely hosts and did their very best to make us feel welcome. The apartment was well placed to cycle all the local Cols with the Lauterete on the doorstep as well as easy access to Col Du Izoard, Galibier and many others. Definitely comes highly recommended from us!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jun 09, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: May 2017