La Brigue is a medieval mountain village which is very easy to fall in love with! It has several historic buildings such as the Chapel of Notre-Dame des Fontaines. The cobbled streets are decorated with round towers, fountains and arcaded buildings. A holiday home in Brigue would be a truly memorable experience with plenty to see and do.
Explore the Village
La Brigue is well worth exploring on foot. Many of the houses have 15th century fresco paintings and sculpted door lintels showing a lamb and the religious letters IHS (Iesus Hominum Salvatori). Further attractions are the baroque St Martin Collegiate Church on the square and the remarkable round chapel built in the 18th century.
The area around your holiday rental in La Brigue is perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, horseback riding, kayaking, fishing, canyoning and rafting. Close to the lovely beaches of the Cote d’Azur, there are a host of things to do in this lovely area.
Visit an Olive Grove
The local olive oil mills welcome visitors and explain how the olives are grown and the oil extracted. There are tastings at the end of the tour and the opportunity to buy this high quality product.
Breil-sur-Roya is a lively village in the olive growing area of the French Riviera. Take a walking tour of the town to discover the “trompe-oeil” paintings which decorate many buildings. There is a medieval bridge, historic washing places, communal ovens, hidden chapels and lookouts on the old city walls.
Sospel guards the entrance to the Roya Valley on the scenic River Bevera. The stone bridge dates back to the 11th century but was rebuilt after World War II. There are some particularly lovely medieval houses clustered around the Church of St Michael. Above the village are the tower and ruins of the 14th century castle.
Antibes is about 100 km from your holiday cottage in La Brigue. Wander around the harbour or discover the designer shops and cafés lining the old winding streets. It is one of the most attractive towns along the French Riviera with many historical buildings, museums and a traditional market.
The Alpes-Maritime climate in La Brigue 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.
The nearest airport to La Brigue holiday rentals is Nice (NCE) Airport which is about 80 km away. The fast TGV trains connect with the Eurostar from London, making this an easy area to reach 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.