Located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, just a 15 or so minute drive from Serré Chevalier (where we stayed in the French Alps), Briançon is a must-visit while you’re in the region.
The UNESCO heritage site is the highest town in France and boasts glorious views of the surrounding valleys and Alps.
Tim and I stopped in Briançon on our way to Turin airport at the end of our ski trip. We spent a few hours walking around the town, and fell in love with it’s colourful buildings, cute and quirky boutiques and traditional crêperies.
We stopped for a un café et une crêpe at one of the crêperies, walked around a bit, and then stopped again to warm up…and for un café et un croissant, of course!
Snow had covered the village, which made the experience even more magical, albeit slightly slippery, and the lookout views from the town’s walls were extremely picturesque. The snow capped Alps surround you and you feel like you’re in another world as you take in the brisk fresh air.
We enjoyed our lovely few hours in this cute little place.
Look through our pictures and let me know if we inspire you to visit Briançon too.
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