Today it is a large village full of life, much-loved by mountaineers because it is conveniently located at the foot of very high peaks such as Bric Froid (3,302 m) and Bric Bouchet (3,216 m).
But Abriès also boasts a fine heritage; in particular a superb church with a belltower dating back to 1620.
Although the archway with its columns was carried away long ago by the Guil in spate in 1733, there remain two astonishing stylized stone lions, which are no doubt the work of the same artist who made the lions at Guillestre, Les Orres and Saint-Véran.
What to see:
The church and its two lions.
The old market hall (1609).
Numerous written stones the oldest of which dates back to 1546 (end of the reign of François I).
Downhill skiing (5 ski lifts, 15 runs).
Cross-country skiing (45 km of runs). Ice rink . Summer:
Mountain hiking (GR 58 footpath).
Carnival (in February).
Transborder moutain race (every two years in September).
Music Festival (late July).
Traditional feast days.
Bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals. Gites. Furnished apartments.