The city of Briançon
Nestled at over 1300 meters above sea level, the town of Briançon is considered the highest town in Europe. Stronghold of the Hautes-Alpes, this city, fortified by Vauban, is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. During your stay in the Hautes-Alpes, you cannot fail to discover this city of many wonders and an exceptional location. Its essentials, the famous Asfeld bridge, the former Notre-Dame collegiate church and the bell tower of the former chapel of the Penitents-Noirs are unmissable during a tourist visit to Briançon. The city enjoys a prime geographical location, in the heart of the Ecrins massif and only 15 km from the Italian border. For breathtaking views, take the winding roads that will take you to Galibier and Lautaret.
Hold your breath! The meeting of thrills
Canyoning, rafting, paragliding, bungee jumping, giant zip line, climbing or even hydrospeed, the list of sensational activities is long. During your stay at the Hotel Vauban, treat yourself to the thrill. You won't have time to get bored during your stopover in the Serre-Chevalier valley. Your hotel team will not fail to advise you and direct you to the best spots in the region.
For lovers of wide open spaces Hiking
A must-see for skiers in winter, Briançon and the resort of Serre-Chevalier are a landmark for hikers in summer. Departing from your charming hotel, several marked routes are available to you, of varying difficulty, but always with one thing in common: an exceptional panorama of the Écrins massif. Wide open spaces, freedom, unspoiled nature and natural treasures will be on the program.
The emblematic road of the Alps The Col de l'Izoard
It is one of the most beautiful road passes in France, one of the most difficult to climb as well and a mythical passage of the Tour de France cyclist, the Col de l'Izoard. It takes you to more than 2300 meters above sea level, with a passage in an absolutely exotic setting. Throughout your ascent, you will be amazed by the landscapes that emerge. The Col de l'Izoard is the gateway to the Queyras. The summit is less than 20 km from your charming hotel in Briançon.
And his famous challenge The Col du Granon
Less famous than its neighbors the Cols du Galibier and the Col de l'Izoard, the Col du Granon is well known to sports enthusiasts. Culminating at 2400 meters above sea level, it is the scene, each year, of the Granon Challenge. On August 15, every year, and for more than 40 years, hundreds of athletes have tried to reach the summit on foot or by bike, an experience rich in emotion and sensation.
A remarkable natural site The Serre-Ponçon Lake
Just a 40-minute drive from your hotel in Briançon, you will be on the shores of Lac de Serre-Ponçon. You can take beautiful walks there, in order to discover all its exceptional natural sites such as the hanging oak of Bois-Vieux, the Aiguilles de Chabrières and the Cascade de la Pisse. From the lake, you can also indulge in idleness on the beaches and do many water activities such as rafting, a cruise or sliding sports.