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Briançon, the highest city in Europe.
06-SEP-2011 marie-jose wolff

Briançon, the highest city in Europe.

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Briançon alt 1326 m.
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, though picturesque. Briançon lies at the foot of the descent from the Col de Montgenèvre, giving access to Turin, so a great number of other fortifications have been constructed on the heights around it, especially towards the east.

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Guy Dube08-Nov-2011 02:47
Superbe endroit! Vous etes chanceux d'avoir des endroits si beaux a photographier. V
Chris Spracklen23-Oct-2011 21:46
An excellent shot of this historic town, Marie. *V*
Sam_C23-Oct-2011 10:11
Excellent shot, great composition, and just a gorgeous place! V++
Gérard Koehl23-Oct-2011 05:28
Superbe composition. V
joseantonio23-Oct-2011 03:15
Very nice composition to admire this great city
CIS22-Oct-2011 23:56
You go to the most fascinating places!!!
laine22-Oct-2011 23:46
What a marvelous place to visit...
Stephanie22-Oct-2011 23:24
Beautiful image Marie! I'm sure it takes a lot of stamina to climb to the top of this town! BV
Jim Coffman22-Oct-2011 23:21
It looks medieval. Great capture! V
Martha Albuquerque22-Oct-2011 22:08
wonderful dear Marie! v
Jess. ( Lady.D.)22-Oct-2011 22:02
Wonderful architecture well captured, excellent information as well....
silvia marmori22-Oct-2011 21:56
very interesting details you mention, had no idea about them..
excellent image of this beautiful palce
lou_rozensteins22-Oct-2011 21:52
Very nice composition.; Well done.
Roland22-Oct-2011 21:45
Wonderful image of the fort and the mountain to the rear.
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