Briancon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Briancon in Hautes-Alpes

Visit Briancon: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The town of Briancon is best known for its extensive Vauban fortifications, and also has lots to discover in its old town

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Briancon. For detailed visitor information see the Briancon travel guide.

Briancon is situated in the Hautes-Alpes department and Provence region, in the south-east of France at 58 kilometres from Gap, the department capital (general information: Briancon is 547 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Briancon include "secteur sauvegarde" and "town of art and history".

Popular places to visit nearby include Nevache at 13 km and L'Argentiere-la-Bessee at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Briancon, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Briancon in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

 
 

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Hautes-Alpes

Map of places to visit near Briancon

Markets in and near Briancon

Market days in Briancon: seasonal market: Sunday; weekly market: Wednesday;

  • Briancon: market Sunday - seasonal market only (0km)
  • Briancon: market Wednesday (0km)
  • Le Monetier-les-Bains: market Friday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Vallouise: market Thursday (13km)
  • L'Argentiere-la-Bessee: market Friday (13km)
  • Abries: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Guillestre: market Monday (27km)
  • La Grave: market Thursday (30km)
  • Embrun: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (40km)
  • Embrun: market Saturday (40km)

More information about Briancon, Provence

Tourist attractions near Briancon, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Briancon.

Grand sites of France

  • Vallee de la Claree (8km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (26km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Queyras (26km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin alpin du Lautaret (28km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • La Meije (28km)
  • Aiguilles d'Arves (34km)
  • Cirque de Viso (43km)
  • Lac de Serre-Poncon (49km)
  • Col de la Croix-de-Fer (49km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Briancon

Canton: Briançon

Arrondissement: Briançon

Department: Hautes-Alpes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Briancon

from Gap (prefecture): 58 km

from Paris: 547 km

from Calais: 760 km

from Nice: 143 km

from Bordeaux: 568 km

from Strasbourg: 418 km

Getting here

Briancon is in the south-east of France. Most visitors fly into Nice, Lyon or Grenoble airports. By car from the UK allow about 10 hours for the journey from Calais to here. For driving distances to Briancon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Puy-Saint-Andre, Puy-Saint-Pierre, Saint-Chaffrey, Val-Des-Pres and Villar-Saint-Pancrace.

This page in French: Visiter Briancon