Maison à Tour 1 (Cité Vauban)
Stay in the heart of the old city of Briançon (Serre Chevalier) in this spacious, traditionally vaulted two floor apartment. Bookable on a flexible basis, perfect for a family of four, two couples or a group of up to six friends.
This uniquely placed two bedroom vaulted apartment was completed in January 2018 and is named ‘Maison à Tour 1′. It is one of our growing portfolio of properties that can be booked on a flexible basis, whatever the season. Book three nights (minimum stay), a week or month by month and you’ll have everything you need; fully furnished, modern fittings and situated in the historic walled town of Briançon (the Cité Vauban).
‘Maison à Tour 1’ occupies the ground floor and the original cellars of a large town house. It has a lovely sunny terrasse off the living area with outdoor furniture, and has traditional vaulted ceilings throughout. Enjoy the quiet setting just 50 metres away from the bustling activity of the old town with its sights, shops, cafés, the Italian-owned Pâtisserie Turin (our favourite), restaurants and bars.
Unusally for the old town (adorned with cobbled pedestrianised streets) you can drive within 20 metres of your front door. With two private entrances, you’ll feel instantly at home at Maison à Tour 1.
A handy storage area for equipment such as skis, bikes or climbing gear is immediately available upon entering the apartment. You’re then presented with two vaulted bedrooms; the main bedroom can be a double or twin, and the second bedroom is a twin. A larch staircase takes you up to the ground floor living room, diner, kitchen and bathroom – yes, it’s an upside down house!
On the ground floor, enjoy the open-plan space combining lounge with TV/DVD and dining area for six, and a very well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, full-size oven and four hobs, plus a washing machine. A large sofa opens up to create a double bed for additional guests.
The family bathroom has a bath with shower, WC, sink and hairdryer.
Maison à Tour 1 is the perfect retreat for active or relaxing breaks, or for those looking to mix work and pleasure, working remotely from the Alps and there is free private wifi.
Some more detail… within 50 metres are the cobbled streets of the Gargouille (Grande Rue) and Petite Gargouille where you’ll find many shops, pâtisseries, supermarket (open every day high season and six days a week low season), newsagent, a handful of bars, cafés and a dozen restaurants, souvenir and clothing shops.
The magnificent Collégiale is next to the tourist office, just 100 metres from the apartment, and whether alone or with family and friends, you can enjoy the history of the old walled town and its surrounding forts on a guided tour – or simply take off with your walking gear in any direction!
The ‘new’ centre of Briançon is just ten minutes walk, there are ‘hypermarché’ supermarkets within two kilometres drive (or free on the local buses, with your guest cards).
Upon booking, we can also organise summer and winter lift passes at discounted rates (discounts vary depending on the season), winter season passes, discounted equipment hire, British ski coaching and guiding services, delivered meals, childcare, transfers to and from airports such as Turin (Italy) and Grenoble (France) and local train stations (Briançon or Oulx).
One of Europe’s largest thermal spas ‘Les Grands Bains’ is just 15 minutes drive: Les Grands Bains – Serre Chevalier thermal spa.
We ask that you do not smoke in the apartment.
Maison à Tour is situated in the historic walled town of Briançon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a truly all year round destination. Our guests have been families, couples and business people. To date, they have visited for walking, rafting, ski touring, catamaran sailing, road cycling, mountain biking, sightseeing, visiting local family, ice hockey competitions, touring the region on motor bikes, …
About the property
No. of guests: 1-4 people (6 using sofa bed)
Property type: Ground and lower floors, two bedroom vaulted apartment in UNESCO World Heritage Site, short or long stays
Living Room: TV, DVD, sofa, armchair, access to large terrace
Dining Area: Table for six (extends to eight)
Kitchen: Superbly-equipped, dish washer, oven and hobs, Senséo coffee maker
Bedroom 1: Double OR Twin
Bedroom 2: Twin
Bathroom: Bath, Sink, WC, hairdryer
Ski lifts: 900 metres (15 mins walk)
Nearest lift: Prorel (Briançon)
Ski bus: Serre Chevalier ski bus
Location: Centre of old town
Amenities: 100 metres
Views: Local area, mountains, partial view of fort
Bedding & Towels: Optional
Washing machine: Yes
Ski locker: Yes
Equipment storage: Yes
Swimming pool: No – see Les Grands Bains – Serre Chevalier thermal spa within 600m
Spa: No – see Les Grands Bains – Serre Chevalier thermal spa within 600m
Parking: 250m Champ de Mars car park
Cleaning included: Yes
|Season||From||To||Price per night|
|Autumn 2022||2022-09-03||2022-12-09||104.00 €|
|Winter High||2022-12-19||2023-01-06||233.00 €|
|Winter Low||2023-01-07||2023-02-03||133.00 €|
|Winter Mid||2023-03-04||2023-04-14||161.00 €|
|Summer 2023||2023-07-08||2023-09-08||161.00 €|
Once we have received your booking request, we will confirm availability and email you an invoice. Upon receipt of payment your booking will be confirmed. You have the following payment options:
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