Briançon is small town ( with population ~ 11500) in southeastern France Alps. At an altitude of 1,326 metres it is the highest city in France!
Briançon was already mentioned as Brigantium in Roman times.
The historical centre is a strongly fortified town, built by Vauban to defend the region from Austrians in the 17th century. Its streets are very steep and narrow.
The сhurch, with its two towers, was built 1703–1726.
On 8 July 2008, several buildings of Briançon were classified by the UNESCO as World Heritage Sites, as part of the "Fortifications of Vauban" group.
Briançon is the base and lowest altitude station of the large Serre Chevalier ski resort.