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The stunning world heritage site of Briancon is not your typical mountain resort. The highest city in the alps, Briancon is a year round alpine hub, with ski pistes right into the centre of town, night skiing, an ancient walled citadel with tonnes of restaurants and bars serving worldwide cuisine and festivals and music throughout the year. 

You'll definitely get your traditional ski holiday fix here, but a whole lot more besides...

Linked directly to the huge Serre Chevalier ski system, Briancon is a great place to experience a little bit of city culture and ski holiday all rolled into one, and if there's friends or family who don't want to ski, then there's plenty more to keep them entertained.

And the lifts run in summer too, giving access to some great summertime mountain activities - such as mountain biking, hiking, climbing and swimming in the lakes...

Briancon sits right on the Italian border, just 1.5 hours from Turin airport and is accessible by train from Paris, Lyon and Grenoble.

The location makes it perfect not just for exploring the local area, but also nipping over for an Italian coffee, bathing in the stunning Serre Poncon lakes and taking a cable car up onto the glacier at nearby La Grave - by foot, ski or bike! The area has it all, summer or winter