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A walk in a medival city

Wander through history as you walk into the Cite Vauban. Check out the Grande Rue for shops and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kayle R
Fascinating old city

The Old City has been there since the Romans. It is at the meeting place of several valleys... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Clarencephil
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5 days ago
“A walk in a medival city”
2 weeks ago
“Fascinating old city”
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1 Porte de Pignerol, 05100 Briancon, France
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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.

Thank Kayle R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Clarencephil
Reviewed 26 September 2017

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

1  Thank timwarduk
Reviewed 3 July 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

3  Thank Pamela L
Reviewed 23 June 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

3  Thank BobHouston_Texas
Reviewed 26 October 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

Thank Chip1701
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Lonely Planet describes this very old French cite as very far from anywhere. It certainly is. But if you do decide to make the journey, I think it is somewhere quite different and worth seeing. Essentially, it is a walled city, with huge ramparts,...More

2  Thank Glenys B
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