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Briançon, an incredibly charming town
A major town in the Hautes-Alpes, Briançon combines a skiing holiday with city comforts. Located just 15 km from Italy, this town has known a turbulent history, as evidenced by the fortifications built there by Vauban. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, these exceptional sites lend Briançon its truly distinctive character. It is worth setting down your ski rental for a while to explore these impressive works.
With over 10,000 residents, the options for après-ski in Briançon are endless. Stroll through the streets lined with colourful dwellings, discover the town's religious heritage, or enjoy something to eat in one of the town's many restaurants. Briançon is also one of the few resorts to have both a theatre and a casino. Throughout the year, many events are organised from city culture to sporting events across the Serre Chevalier ski area.
Ski area in Briançon
Once you have picked up your ski rental in Briançon, catch the Prorel gondola lift up to 250 km of pistes extending between 1,200 m and 2,800 m of altitude. You can avail of around 60 ski lifts to explore the 14 green runs, 27 blue runs, 35 red runs and 14 black runs across this ski terrain.
These pistes will take you through tranquil larch forests and large snow fields that offer stunning views of the Massif des Écrins peaks. Freestylers are also well catered for with a snowpark featuring modules of gradually increasing difficulty, a technical boardercross circuit, FunnyCross area for beginners and wooden modules in the MéléZone. Freeriders can converge on the powdery snow in secure signposted areas on the Brut de Neige pistes. Alongside this, you can also explore the Guisane valley on 25 km of dedicated cross-country skiing trails.
Good to know about Briançon:
· Town at the foot of the slopes;
· Exceptional historical heritage;
· Huge ski area catering to all winter sports.
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