What to do in the summer season?
What to do in the summer season?

The town of Briançon

Nestled at more than 1,300 meters above sea level, the town of Briançon is considered to be the highest town in Europe. Stronghold of the Hautes-Alpes, this city, fortified by Vauban, is included 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 must-sees, the famous Asfeld bridge, the old Notre-Dame collegiate church and the bell tower of the old chapel of the Pénitents-Noirs are unmissable during a tourist visit to Briançon. The town enjoys a prime geographical location, in the heart of the Écrins massif and only 15 km from the Italian border. To get breathtaking views, take the winding roads that will take you to Galibier and Lautaret. 

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Experiences for all tastes A host of activities

The Hautes-Alpes and the Serre-Chevalier valley are an ideal playground for lovers of outdoor activities. In an exceptional mountain setting, and a few meters from your 3-star hotel in Briançon, many activities are available to you. Thrill-seekers, book your bungee jump, your rafting trip, your paragliding flight or your canyoning session. Passionate about hiking, the surroundings of Briançon will be a true paradise on earth for you, with an innumerable number of marked routes.

Hold your breath! The meeting point for 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 Hôtel Vauban, treat yourself to the thrill. You will not have time to get bored during your stopover in the Serre-Chevalier valley. Your hotel team will be sure to advise you and direct you to the best spots in the region.

For lovers of the great outdoors Hiking

A must-see for skiers in winter, Briançon and the Serre-Chevalier resort are a landmark for hikers in summer. Departing from your charming hotel, several marked routes are available to you, of different difficulties, but always with this common point: an exceptional panorama of the Écrins massif . Wide open spaces, freedom, preserved nature and natural treasures will be on the program.

The emblematic route 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 legendary passage of the Tour de France cyclist, the col de l'Izoard. It takes you to more than 2300 meters of altitude, with a passage through 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 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 sportsmen. Culminating at an altitude of 2,400 meters, it is the scene, each year, of the Défi du Granon. On August 15, every year, for more than 40 years, hundreds of athletes attempt to reach the summit on foot or by bike, an experience rich in emotion and sensation.

A remarkable natural site Lake Serre-Ponçon

Just a 40-minute drive from your hotel in Briançon, you will be on the banks of Lac de Serre-Ponçon. You can take beautiful walks there, 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 relax on the beaches and do many water activities such as rafting, a cruise or board sports.

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