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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.

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                                                                                                      Superb apartment

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                                                                                                      As a family of five we had a lovely stay in Briancon. The apartment exceeded our expectations. The spaciousness and comfort of the apartment was worth not being slopeside for, saying that it is only a very short walk to the cable car in Briancon or a 10 minute drive to Chantemerle cable car anyway. The kitchen was well equipped and had everything you needed for self catering. The bedrooms and sofa bed were all very comfortable with linen and towels provided. The open plan living area was great for evenings after a day out skiing. Shops, bakers, butchers, bars and restaurants are all within a few minutes walk. You can walk up into the old town of Briancon in 15 minutes for stunning views and even greater choice of restaurants. I would highly recommend this apartment and Olivier was extremely friendly and helpful.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Superb, very well equipped bijou appartment

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                                                                                                      We were made very welcome from the moment we arrived. The appartment is beautifully appointed with virtually everything you could need. The master bedroom is very comfortable, lounge/dinner, whilst not large is also great with dinning table that extends to sit six - only four chairs, but I'm sure if needed the owners downstairs would lend you more! There is also a sofa bed downstairs and two beds in the loft bedroom - ideal for youngsters - steep ladder/stairs and low ceiling! They also have another room across the landing that we understand has a double bed and ensuite. We did not use it and was not included. The heating was flexible - ignore the thermostat on the wall - it is just there to fool you it still works!!!! Each radiator has it's own temperature controls. Microwave/oven/grill worked well once we worked out the controls - the owners happily provided the english instructions. Dishwasher Access to the Serre Chevalier valley and Briancon is easy and there are two big supermarkets within a short drive in Briancon. Geant and Carrefour Market. Next to Geant there is also a large sports shop and two adjacent to Carrefour Market. There is a Carrefour City as well! Ski and Boot store available and parking on the drive, We definitely recommend the appartment. It took us 10 hours to drive directly back to Calais.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Mar 05, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017