Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Breil-sur-Roya, Cote d’Azur your home away from home
Breil-sur-Roya is a lively village in the olive growing area of the French Riviera. It has many summer festivals and hosts the famous religious “Staccada” every four years. There is plenty of charming architecture in the winding streets of the town, which still has its medieval city walls. The Roya river runs through the valley, filling the village lake before flowing down to the sea.
Things to Do in Breil-sur-Roya, Cote d’Azur
Take a Walking Tour
The local tourist office can give directions for a walking tour of the town to acquaint you with the “trompe-oeil” paintings which decorate many lovely homes. Discover the medieval bridge, the old washing places, communal ovens, hidden chapels and lookouts from the defensive walls.
Visit an Olive Grove
The local olive oil mill welcomes visitors and explains how the olives are grown and the oil extracted. There are tastings at the end of the visit and the option to buy this high quality product.
The area around your holiday rental in Breil-sur-Roya is perfect for hiking, cycling, horseback riding, tennis, swimming, kayaking, fishing, canyoning and rafting. Close to the lovely beaches of the Cote d’Azur, there are a host of things to do around Breil.
Places to Visit Around Breil-sur-Roya, Cote d’Azur
Sospel stands at the entrance to the beautiful Roya Valley on the scenic River Bevera. It has a stone bridge, linking the two sides of the town, which was originally built in the 11th century. The medieval houses have painted facades and there are some particularly lovely houses clustered around the Church of St Michael. Above the village are the tower and ruins of the 14th century castle.
Nice is the 5th largest city in France and is extremely popular with visitors during the summer months. It is a medieval town with some grand architecture as well as museums, shops, restaurants and beaches. Highlights are the port, the Palais de Justice and the domed Cathedral of Sainte-Reparate.
Antibes is about 80 km from your holiday cottage in Breil-sur-Roya. It is one of the most attractive towns along the French Riviera with many historical buildings, museums and a traditional market. Wander around the harbour or discover the designer shops and cafés lining the old winding streets.
Weather in Breil-sur-Roya, Cote d’Azur
The climate in the Cote d’Azur has mild temperatures and warm sunny weather in the summer with temperatures reaching 26°C (79°F). Winters are mild with daytime highs of 11°C (52°F) and above.
Travel to Breil-sur-Roya, Cote d’Azur
The nearest airport to Breil-sur-Roya holiday rentals is Nice (NCE) Airport which is about 60 km away. The fast TGV trains connect with the Eurostar from London, making this an easy way to reach the area by train. Take the TGV to Nice and then the summer Train des Merveilles to nearby Tende. A hire car is useful for exploring the local area.