Près des Forts (Briançon)










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Stay in the heart of the old city of Briançon (Serre Chevalier) just a stone's throw from every amenity you can think of. Bookable on a flexible basis, perfect for a family of four or for a few friends.

Our two bedroom apartment ‘Près des Forts’ (near a handful of majestic forts built by architect Vauban) 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 in this fully furnished, modern apartment situated in the historic walled town of Briançon (the Cité Vauban).

‘Près des Forts’ occupies the ground floor of a large family home. It has a small terrace with outdoor furniture plus a Juliette balcony that enjoys a partial view of the mountains and villages to the south. Uniquely for the old town (adorned with cobbled pedestrianised streets) you can drive within 10 metres of your front door. With its own entrance you’ll feel instantly at home.

A handy storage area for equipment such as skis, a bike or two and/or climbing gear is immediately available upon entering the apartment. You’re then presented with an open-plan living space combining lounge with TV/DVD and dining area for four, and a very well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, full-size oven and four hobs and washing machine.

There are two bedrooms which sleep up to four people. The first is a double and the second a bunkbed room (two singles). The family bathroom has a full size bath, WC, sink and hairdryer.

Près des Forts is the perfect retreat for active or relaxing breaks, or for those looking to mix work and pleasure, working remotely from the Alps (there is free private wifi).

Within 100 metres are the cobbled streets of the Gargouille (Grande Rue) and Petite Gargouille where you’ll find a multitude of souvenir shops and galleries, patisserie, newsagent, a handful of bars, cafés and a dozen restaurants and clothing shops.

The magnificent Collégiale is next to the tourist office, again 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 use the local buses, free with our 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. Have a look what we’ve written about it Les Grands Bains – Serre Chevalier thermal spa.

We ask that you do not smoke in the apartment.

Près des Forts 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 ice hockey matches, fishing in local rivers, cycling the local mountain passes, motorbikers touring the region, winter skiers and walkers.

About the property

No. of guests: 1-4 people

Property type: Ground floor, two bedroom modern apartment in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a home from home for short or long stays

Size: 45m2

Wifi: Yes

Apartment Layout

Living Room: TV, DVD, sofa, armchair, Juliette balcony

Dining Area: Table for four

Kitchen: Superbly-equipped, dish washer, oven and hobs, Senseo coffee maker

Bedroom 1: Double

Bedroom 2: Bunkbed (sleeps 2)

Bathroom: Bath, Sink, WC, hairdryer

Garden: No

Terrace/Balcony: Terrace

The location

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: Valley, pistes, glacier, Monêtier lower ski area

Additional info

Bedding & Towels: Optional

Washing machine: Yes

Ski locker: Yes

Equipment storage: Yes

Pets: No

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

Heating: Electric

Parking: 200m Champ de Mars car park

Cleaning included: Yes

End of stay cleaning (obligatory): 45€
Bed linen (beds prepared for arrival): 12€ per person
Towels: 10€ per person

Season From To Price per night
Out of Season 2018-08-31 2018-12-21 67.00 €
2019-04-20 2019-07-05
2019-08-31 2019-12-20
Christmas 2018-12-22 2018-12-28 102.00 €
2019-12-21 2019-12-27
Winter High 2018-12-29 2019-01-04 102.00 €
2019-02-09 2019-03-08
2019-12-28 2020-01-03
2020-02-08 2020-03-06
Winter Low 2019-01-05 2019-02-08 77.00 €
2019-04-13 2019-04-19
2020-01-04 2020-02-07
2020-04-11 2020-04-17
Winter Mid 2019-03-09 2019-04-05 77.00 €
2020-03-07 2020-04-03
Easter 2019-04-06 2019-04-12 77.00 €
2020-04-04 2020-04-10
Summer 2019-07-06 2019-08-30 102.00 €

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Bank Transfer: We can send you an invoice by email along with our bank details if you prefer to pay by bank transfer.

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