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Colors of Briancon - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Locals care about etiquette rules. While talking to them, travelers might notice several traits of the national character that describe Briancon people and the French in general. For example, locals deeply care about their national culture. They do not tolerate comparison with other countries and can be offended by any critical opinion. According to locals, French is the most beautiful and harmonious language in the world. Quite an interesting fact – if you try to talk English to passersby, they are likely to pretend that they do not understand you. That said, more than a half of locals know English well, but they simply do not want to speak any foreign language.
Some hotels in Briançon are distinguished by a special atmosphere of historical charm, including Hôtel Edelweiss occupying a beautiful building of the late 19th century. 20 cozy rooms are … Open
If visitors try to talk French to locals, they can expect cordial approach and general likes from the side of local people. Locals are punctual, so when heading to a business meeting or to a house of new acquaintances foreigners must come on time. If you are late, local people may consider that a sign of disregard.
Communication with local people should also be made as laconic as possible. By no means should foreigners start with discussing serious questions and talk straight about the main theme. Start with something neutral and enjoy “small talks”. Business travelers should particularly not forget about this simple rule. When discussing something with local people, it is virtually impossible to prove that your opinion is the correct one. Locals will keep politely protecting their point of view, so it is better not to start futile arguing and express your respect for the opinion of your opponent. Copyright
It's quite easy to find a hotel suitable for a romantic holiday in Briançon, and Suite Home Briancon Serre Chevalier is very attractive in this respect. This nice hotel located near the … Open
When you plan to visit someone’s house, don’t forget to prepare small presents for hospitable hosts. Local people pay much attention to such things. A present must be modest, for example, you can give a bouquet of flowers to the hostess or give an interesting book as a present. While eating, it is important to communicate with other people at the table. Sometimes a mere family dinner can turn into an active discussion of current problems. The national cuisine is one more source of pride for local people, so they always try to treat visitors with best national delicacies and amaze them with fantastic culinary delights.
Manoir Briancon,Criel sur Mer Cultural life is one more pride of local people. Despite the fact that Briancon is not one of the biggest cities in France, the city regularly hosts interesting events and celebrations that will be of a particular interest to travelers. All music fans will definitely like Altitude Jazz Festival that takes place in Briancon at the end of January and lasts more than two weeks. This is a large cultural event with multiple concerts and interesting performances that take place not only in the city but also in its surroundings. During the festival, the city turns into a one large concert venue. Jazz performances seem to take place virtually everywhere, in special venues, on the streets, and even in restaurants. Local restaurants and bars always participate in the festival and provide space for mini-concerts that take place in the evening and sometimes even during the lunchtime.
Briancon is an ancient city with rich historical heritage. It was mentioned for the first time in the 8th century B.C. Starting from its creation this city was performing the role of a … Open
If you happen to visit Briancon in early July, you will participate in a truly mesmerizing event. This is the time when the medieval festival takes place in the city. The two-day festival is packed with interesting performances and animations. Dances, fights of noble knights, artisan exhibitions, and musical shows never end during the event. This colorful and joyful event is a great way to get acquainted with the luring medieval times and take many memorable pictures. The last but not the least, the Offenbachiades offers a row of classical music concerts. As a rule, the performances are divided into three large groups – piano and chamber music, young talents, and lyrical art. This festival is a must for everyone who is keen on classical music or only starts discovering this genre.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Briancon and surroundings

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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Briancon
♥   Co-cathédrale Notre-Dame, Embrun, 39.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Giusto, Susa, 40.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Abbazia dei Ss. Pietro e Andrea di Novalesa, San Pietro, 41.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, 48.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Chiesa San Verano ad Abbadia Alpina, Pinerolo, 51.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette, Antsirabé, 53.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Maurizio, Pinerolo, 53.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Briancon
♥   Castle 'Château de Fort Queyras' Hautes-Alpes, 19.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castel Delfino' Pontinvrea, 47.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Charbonnières' Savoie, 75.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Bayard' Isère, 76.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Fayet' Isère, 78.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de La Salle' Savoie, 82.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Les Marches' Savoie, 83.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Briancon and around

Face Ski Slope

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
With a view to the fact that the landscape changes during the descent frequently and fundamentally, it is no wonder why the 'Face' slopes are used by countless extreme sports enthusiasts. 'Face' and the other nearby 'black' ski slopes are a permanent training place of many well-known athletes. Here began Jean-Claude Killy - the triple Olympic world champion to train. To his credit was called one of the ski slopes (L'Espace Killy). … Read further

La Grave Resort

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
Usually the followers of the extreme descent climb up to the glacier La Meije and choose one of the downhill routes. Without exception, all the slopes are characterized by the numerous sharp rocks, stones and cracks. La Grave will please the experienced athletes not only thanks to the variety of difficult slopes, but also because of the absence of ski beginners. The inexperienced athletes are extremely rare guests of the health resort. La Grave is still rarely visited by tourists with the children. Here you can sharpen your own championship on the first-class ski slopes, watch the other experienced skiers or take some lessons from the highly qualified trainers. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Briancon

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