CULTURE / PATRIMOINE
FORTIFICATIONS VAUBAN DE BRIANCON
World Heritage of UNESCO under Vauban's work in the category "cultural property" July 7, 2008 . Labeled " City Art and History " Briançon indeed offers the curiosity of its visitors unique cultural heritage including a unique fortified complex in Europe.
Let you tell Briançon in the company of a guide approved by the Ministry of Culture visits are available in 3 themes:
• the inevitable : the historic ride that reveals all the secrets of the Cité Vauban , visiting forts Castle Salettes and heads ...
• Unusual : snowshoeing in the fortified barrier Vauban, visit the village of Puy -Saint Pierre ...
• Theme : Medieval Briançon , sundials and antique clocks , the city over water ....
SACRED ART MUSEUM presents a rich collection of religious objects (sculpture , ornaments , silverware ) borrowed thirty chapels and churches Monêtier les Bains (Serre Chevalier 1500 ) . Elements have different collections of sacred art as it is conceived in Briançon from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. . Visit & conference are given.
MUSEUM " ONCE MY VILLAGE " located in the chapel of Sainte Luce . It reconstructs the life of our grandparents through tools and objects used in the daily Guisane valley .
Maiosn NATIONAL PARK OF BOXES to Briançon in the Old Town on 3 floors , discover exhibits on the history of skiing in Briançon ( permanent exhibition ) on the Pioneers of Skiing, military and Dissemination of skiing .
LONGO MAÏ Spinning Chantemerle is rehabilitated a very industrious past flowering in the nineteenth century witnessed. Indeed, the valley of Serre Chevalier 1870 had more than 300 workers distributed in tanneries , forges, mills and spinning filatures.La is again in operation since the 70s. Visit workshops Chantemerle
LE CENTRE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN
Beautiful space of 300m2, combining metal structures, glass and old stones to discover contemporary art in its various forms and permits , at a place and a certain time , the meeting of several artistic practices that question and echo . Its annual program provides two group exhibitions in summer season and winter, a period of about three months each, and shows in the spring and fall , thematic or individual , can resonate with ' other local cultural events.
LE JARDIN BOTANIQUE ALPIN (été uniquement)
At the top of the Col du Lautaret to 2058 m below , one of the richest and most beautiful garden altitude in Europe. It brings together more than 2,000 plant species mountain and arctic regions of the world , on a stretch of two hectares.
VISITE DU PATRIMOINE
Heritage Briançon is extremely rich and surprising at the same time : irrigation canals, geological sites , military construction , remarkable natural sites , old mines , chapels with frescoes , lime kiln. Discover the valley of Serre Chevalier, 3 villages are available in visits frescoed chapels, sundials and buildings and streets , water ..