Maison à Tour 2 (Cité Vauban)
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.
‘Maison à Tour’ which means ‘house with a tower’ (thanks to its round front section which features the old staircase) 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’ occupies the first floor of a large town house. It has a Juliette balcony off the living area, and a further balcony off the master double bedroom. Enjoy the quiet and sunny 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.
Unusually for the old town (adorned with cobbled pedestrianised streets) you can drive within 20 metres of your front door. With its own entrance you’ll feel instantly at home at Maison à Tour.
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 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, plus a washing machine.
There are two bedrooms, sleeping up to four people. The first is a double and the second a twin with two single beds. The family bathroom has a bath, WC, sink and hairdryer.
Maison à Tour 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).
Some more detail… within 50 metres are the cobbled streets of the Gargouille (Grande Rue) and Petite Gargouille where you’ll find many souvenir and curiosity 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 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 a free bus journey from the bus stop which is 200 metres walk from the apartment – all guests receive cards for free local bus travel).
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 ski touring, recreational skiing, snowboarding, walking, rafting, catamaran sailing, road cycling, mountain biking, sightseeing, visiting local family, touring the region on motor bikes…
About the property
No. of guests: 1-4 people
Property type: First floor, two bedroom renovated apartment in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a home from home for short or long stays
Living Room: TV, DVD, sofa, armchair, Juliette balcony
Dining Area: Table for four
Kitchen: Superbly-equipped, dish washer, oven and hobs, filter coffee maker
Bedroom 1: Double
Bedroom 2: Twin
Bathroom: Bath, Sink, WC, hairdryer
Terrace/Balcony: Balcony (Bedroom 1) & Juliette Balcony to dining area
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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