Friburge

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Friburge is a small hamlet in Champagny-en-Vanoise in the French Alps.

The nearest towns are Champagny, Brides-les-Bains, and Moûtiers. Friburge is historically significant as the possible birthplace of Pope Innocent V, and for the fact that it is commonly confused with the town of Freiburg.[citation needed] The heavy stone-built dwellings, bafflingly described by Pevsner as Tirolean vernacular, are situated under a large bluff. Many of the houses have been refurbished as second residences. In the winter, the road becomes impassable, and is groomed for cross country skiing. Coordinates: 45°27′N 6°46′E / 45.450°N 6.767°E / 45.450; 6.767

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