War memorial Briançon
War memorial in the centre of the city of Briançon
Family perched on wall in front of the historic center of Briançon
Pole panorama of the Gate to the historic center of the city of Briançon in the French alps
Pole panorama of the entrance of the historic city of Briançon in the Hautes Alpes
Pole panorama in a narrow street in the historic center of Briançon
Pole panoram of Place d'Armes in the historic center of the village Brançon. The panorma is made earl...
Pole panorama of the central square in the historic city of Briançon
Pole panorama in the historic center of Briançon
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