Les toits de la vieille ville de Briançon
Ruins on the Vauban historic center of Briançon
Pole panorama of the central square in the historic city of Briançon
Pole panoram of Place d'Armes in the historic center of the village Brançon. The panorma is made earl...
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