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Month: July 2011

Briançon – Europe’s Highest Town

Briançon – Europe’s Highest Town

High in the Hautes-Alpes, France, the heavily fortified town of Briançon sits perched on a rocky outcrop at the crossroads of five valleys and the confluence of the Durance and Guisane rivers. Settled by the Celts and known as Brigantium by the Romans, Briançon has been a coveted piece of real estate for centuries. That the French were able to hold on to the town during wave after wave of invasion and conflict is due entirely to the genius of…

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