Brig br?k [key], Fr. Brigue, town, Valais canton, S Switzerland, on the Rhne River, at the north entrance of the Simplon Tunnel. Although it has a noted 17th-century palace, Brig is primarily known as the junction of the Simplon, Ltschberg, and Furka rail lines. The primary economic activity of the town is tourism.

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