La grande rue de Briançon
Pole panoram of Place d'Armes in the historic center of the village Brançon. The panorma is made earl...
Fountain in the historic centre of the city of Briançon in the Hautes Alpes. Panoram is made early in...
The department is surrounded by the following French departments: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Drôme, Isère, and Savoie. Italy borders it on the east.
Hautes-Alpes is located in the Alps mountain range. The average elevations is over 1000 m, and the highest elevation is over 4000 m. The only three sizable towns are Gap, Briançon, and Embrun, which was the subprefecture until 1926.
The third highest commune in all of Europe is the village of Saint-Véran. Gap and Briançon are the highest prefecture and subprefecture in France.
Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hautes-Alpes