Briançonnet, once a Roman town, is today a village with medieval character set at 1,010 meters above sea level, clustered on a pass amidst exquisite countryside covered with mountains, rugged bare rocks, and vast expanses of forest.
The town, spanning 2,432 hectares, is in the Alpes Maritimes department, just at the edge of the Alpes de Haute Provence department, and straddles the Estéron River. It is formed by two charming hamlets:
− Le Prignolet, a hamlet at the foot of Crête des Ferriers, on a flat ledge with a sunny, southwestern exposure.
− The Roman habitat of La Sagne, donated to the Lérins monks in 1022, with ancient houses, a village square with fountain, and a church with a square bell tower.
PLACES TO VISIT
- Notre Dame de l’Assomption church
- Saint Martin chapel