Aug 24th, 2006, 11:03 AM
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Can anyone recommend a hotel? It will be for early October, and the only ones open, that I can find, are: Hotel de Paris, Hotel Vauban, Parc Hotel, and Auberge De L'Impossible. I am open to staying in the surrounding areas as well, but I'm having trouble finding anything that's open outside of Briancon.
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Aug 24th, 2006, 11:33 AM
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L'Auberge du Mont Prorel in Briancon. It's a rustic 2 star which belongs to the Logis de France, I believe. It is wonderfully situated for skiing, being right across the street from the Mont Prorel ski station.

It is none of my business, but I am curious about what takes you to Briancon; my family and I spent a ski week there a few years ago, and I hardly ever hear of anyone who knows of this charming town and its environs. It has a lovely little fortified old town section. I think it is well known for hiking as well as winter sports.
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Aug 24th, 2006, 11:49 AM
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l'Auberge de Choucas in Monetier-les-Bains, one of the 10 (or 12?) villages that stretches along the Guisane River, appears to be open in early Oct., also. should be helpful with accommodations
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Aug 24th, 2006, 01:32 PM
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Thanks so much for the quick reply. We will be spending 5 days in Provence, and we then have 3 days to drive to Paris, where we have an apartment for a week. I am a mountain fanatic and so I want to take a long, scenic way between Provence and Paris, and Briancon looked like a logical place to spend a night. It's also big enough to have some hotels that are open that time of year. So we won't have too much time to explore the town/area but if it all looks beautiful and interesting, we will certainly come back.
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Aug 24th, 2006, 02:05 PM
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Make sure you drive from Briancon over the Col de Galibier.
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I would like to resurrect this post and hope that grandmere is still around......does anyone have a 2010 review of hotels around Briancon?
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Mar 15th, 2010, 05:49 PM
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Yeek, don't even like to consider possibility of grandmere not being around!
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Mar 16th, 2010, 03:47 AM
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Hi C,

From my trip report:
The Edelweiss was recommended by one of our posters. I apologize for not writing it down. I further apologize for forgetting who.

It is a very pleasant little hotel, with a parking lot, about 1.5 km down the very, very steep hill from Old Town Briançon. This is not a major fault, as there is parking in the old town. For some reason, parking was free that Wednesday and Thursday.

We had asked for a double ensuite room (70E). That is what we got. It was tiny, overlooked the trash bins and had a makeshift sliding door for the bathroom. The trash bins were emptied about 05:00.

When I asked about the newer, larger rooms (about 10E/nite more), I was told that they were twin beds, which is why they didn't suggest them. Live and learn".

It is a pleasant little hotel. Nice people, Decent bkfst.

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