Home to UNESCO World Heritage fortifications, the architectural jewels of the Via Alta, contemporary land art, and natural wonders, the Alpes-Maritimes, Hautes-Alpes, and Alpes de Haute-Provence areas promise a delicious cultural voyage through the ages. Forging bridges between ancient history and visionary creativity, the Southern Alps never fails to captivate.
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN THE ALPS
In the Hautes-Alpes region, the fortifications of Briançon and the stronghold of Mont-Dauphin were listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites in 2008. These two must-see architectural feats were both designed by the Marquis de Vauban, Louis XIV's famous military engineer.