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53 Grande Rue

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The Lounge 53 Grand Rue.

Apartment | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

The spacious 175 m² apartment is within the medieval walled town of Briancon. It has wooden beam ceilings throughout and has been recently refurbished to a comfortable & home-like standard. It comprises a large attractive Lounge-Sitting room, kitchen with 10 person dining table, utility room, four bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 shower-room, two toilets and can comfortably accommodate 10 people. It is fully equipped with quality appliances including dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, four-ring hob/oven, microwave and all kitchen equipment.

The apartment sleeps 10 comfortably:

BEDROOM 1: 1 Double bed BEDROOM 2: Family room - 1 Double bed+Single Bunk Beds+1 Single bed with single drawer bed BEDROOM 3: Twin - 2 Single beds BEDROOM 4: Twin - 2 Single beds + 1 3/4 fold-down bed.

There are numerous quality yet reasonably priced restaurants within immediate walking distance along with bars, local shops and is situated 5 minute's drive from the town gondola and base of the ski lifts, connecting Briancon to Serre Chevalier.

Briançon, the highest town in Europe, is a beautiful fortress town, walled and fortified by the famous Vauban and the result is simply stunning. The town has two parts: the lower town is at the junction of the Durance and Guisane rivers, where the N84 highway passes through from Embrun/Guillestre towards Grenoble; the upper town is the walled area at the top, fortified by Vauban and includes the Fort du Chateau fortress at the peak. The apartment is in the centre of the old town, surrounded by numerous restaurants and shops.

There are many sights to see in the town, with fountains, squares, sundials, gargouille streets, etc. A gargouille is a small canal that runs down the centre of the street, one of only two towns in France with gargouilles, the other being St Martin-Vésubie in the Alpes-Maritimes. Briançon has two gargouilles running down through the fortified upper town. One runs down the central Rue Grande, also called Grande Gargouille, the street on which the apartment is located. The second runs down Rue Mercerie, also called Petite Gargouille.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Turin / Lyon / Grenoble, Nearest railway: Briancon
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 12
Access Parking
Further details indoors

All rooms have electric heating, and there is a large wood-burning stove in the lounge area. Please note the apartment is non-smoking and pets are not allowed.

Linen and Towels can be rented locally and organized on your behalf, however, if you bring your own bedding: please note the bedding configuration:

BEDROOM 1: 1 Double bed

BEDROOM 2: Family room - 1 Double bed+Single Bunk Beds+1 Single bed with 1 single drawer bed (for children)

BEDROOM 3: Twin - 2 Single beds

BEDROOM 4: Twin - 2 Single beds + 1 3/4 fold-down bed.

Further details outdoors

PARKING: WE HAVE 1 PASS FOR 1 vehicle FREE PARKING, during your stay, INSIDE THE OLD TOWN. Parking is public and we do not have a specific space assigned.

More than 1 vehicle will need to pay during daytime hours or park outside of the old town.

Further details

The rate charged for the apartment is dependent on the season and we are happy to accommodate special requests during LOW season periods: mid-week stays, long- term stays and will adjust our rental pricing according to your group size.

The apartment is comfortable for 2 to 10 persons.

Linen Rental is available for our guests.

We require a 30% deposit payment to secure your booking with the balance due 1 month prior to arrival. We collect a 200€ caution/security deposit on arrival along with a 50€ deposit (cash euros) for the parking pass which will be exchanged on your departure date. We will return your deposit once the apartment has been walked through with our guests and following our cleaning service.

PARKING: WE HAVE 1 PASS FOR 1 vehicle FREE PARKING, during your stay, INSIDE THE OLD TOWN. More than 1 vehicle will need to pay during daytime hours or park outside of the old town.

The Provence region

Skiing - Serre Chevalier

Briancon in Serre Chevalier, is a great place to ski and a good starting point is from Chantemerle, which is about 10 mins from the apartment by car. Hire skis from Ski 2000 (which is adjacent to the Cable car) and leave the skis and boots there overnight. Parking at the resort (100m away from lift) and at Briancon (60m from the apartment) is free apart from July and August and it is not difficult to find parking slots.

There is a Ski Bus that connects all the 4 resorts which is free when you have a ski pass. Another bus goes around the town, stopping at the gates of the old town, collecting skiers and dropping them at the telecabine in the centre of Briancon.

A 6 day skipass also entitles you to have a days skiing in each of the adjoining resorts of Montgenevre, Alp de Huez, Les Deux Alpes so if you fancy a change from Serre Chevalier you can go elsewhere easily.

Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, Briancon offers hiking, climbing, mountaineering, mountain-biking, hill walking and kayaking. The valley is steeped in history, beauty and traditional French country life. You will find some of the best hiking trails in Europe and with easy access to a number of well-defined routes, the apartment is the ideal location to base yourself to set off for some exercise before returning to relax and enjoy a good meal.

There are lots of excellent tough or easy trails all within a few minutes drive from Briancon. These are well set out and marked and range from less than an hour to a number of days to complete.

Briançon

Serre Chevalier is a great place to ski, starting from Chantemerle, which is about 10 mins from the apartment. Hire skis from Ski 2000 (which is adjacent to the Cable car) and leave the skis and boots there overnight. Parking at the resort (100m away from lift) and at Briancon (60m from the apartment) is free apart from July and August and it is not difficult to find parking slots.

There is a Ski Bus that connects all the 4 resorts which is free when you have a ski pass. Another bus goes around the town, stopping at the gates of the old town, collecting skiers and dropping them at the telecabine in the centre of Briancon.

A 6 day skipass also entitles you to have a days skiing in each of the adjoining resorts of Montgenevre, Alp de Huez, Les Deux Alpes so if you get bored with Serre Chevalier you can go elsewhere.

Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, Briancon offers hiking, climbing, mountaineering, mountain-biking, hill walking and kayaking. The valley is steeped in history, beauty and traditional French country life. You will find some of the best hiking trails in Europe and with easy access to a number of well-defined routes, the apartment is the ideal location to base yourself to set off for some exercise before returning to relax and enjoy a good meal.

There are lots of excellent tough or easy trails all within a few minutes drive from Briancon. These are well set out and marked and range from less than an hour to a number of days to complete. There are numerous Gites and rest places along the routes. Maps are available from the tourism office just up the road from the apartment.

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26 Aug 2013

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"in una parola... MERITA!!"

La location è sicuramente delle migliori, la proprietaria è sicuramente disponibilissima e gentilissima, la casa è sicuramente stupenda e ben organizzata!E' molto vivibile in 10 persone e l�… More

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  • 4 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:01 Feb 2015

Based in France

Languages spoken
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  • French

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