Historic centre of Briançon
Hautes Alpes
Ruins on the Vauban historic center of Briançon
Copyright: Michel Geven
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10808x5404
Taken: 12/07/2013
Uploaded: 01/11/2013
Updated: 15/07/2014


Tags: vauban; historic centre; roman; old; remains; ruins;
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More About Hautes Alpes

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