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Les Alpes d'Azur - stunning mountain village apartments on French/Italian border - Apartment 1

Bedrooms 1
Space 419 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights



Apartment 1

Les Alpes D'Azur, were formerly the “Albergo Americano”, an 1882 Italian inn on the French border. They overlook Place de Nice, the main square in La Brigue, and have stunning mountain views. There are two apartments, each of which has been renovated, modernised and fully equipped. They are owned by two families who visit regularly.

Apartment One (39 square metres) is on the second floor and has a double bedroom, shower room and living/kitchen room with small balcony overlooking the Place de Nice. There is an electric hob, oven, fridge/freezer, Hi-Fi and TV. There are wooden floors and, with windows on three sides, the apartment captures lots of sun. With a sofa-bed in the living/kitchen room, Apartment One accommodates 2 to 4 people.

Both apartments have electric heating included in the rental price as well as wood-burning stoves in the sitting/kitchen rooms. Linen is provided.

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About the property

Les Alpes d'Azur Apartments

Our apartments, 'Les Alpes D'Azur', overlook Place de Nice, the main square in La Brigue, and have stunning mountain views. There are two apartments, with one and three bedrooms.

La Brigue is one of France’s most lovely mountain villages and a curious mix of Italian and French. Set close to the border in Alpes-Maritime, La Brigue is superbly situated for stunning mountain hikes and views, climbing and the unusual sport of via ferrata, canoeing, rafting and canyoning, skiing and snowboarding ,visits to the seaside.

La Brigue is situated right on the edge of the Mercantour National Park; 25 minutes to the excellent ski resort of Limone Piemonte in Italy; 45 minutes to the coast at Ventimiglia; under an hour to Menton and Monaco and 80 minutes to Nice.

Les Alps d'Azur apartments are located in Place de Nice, a large square with interesting buildings including some with ‘trompe-l’oeil’ façades, and a shaded terrace café, the Café des Platanes.

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About Us

Graham Wason
6 Quadrant Grove
VAT Reg NoGB701154291

Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Danish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Christine

I am Graham Wason. My wife and I enjoy our holiday apartments in La Brigue and hope you and your family will enjoy them too.

Guestbook comments from the manager

“We’ve had a lovely stay here in a great apartment. We had amazing food in Brigasque, La Casolette and Fleur des Alpes! Such a friendly village and lots to do including the mountains of Parc de Mercantour and canyoning with Bureau des Guides in Tende. Saorge is worth a visit.”
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in La Brigue in Arrondissement de Nice

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 419 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Sofa bed in Lounge
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Apartment 1
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 11 reviews

Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in the larger apartment with our two children and had a simply magical time. The Mercantour and La Brigue really have to be seen to be believed - the pictures barely do them justice and can't convey the way that the smells of provencal herbs fill the air on every mountain path. The location is perfect especially if you want to take small children on walks which are not too taxing for them but nonetheless feel dramatic and properly mountainous. The village and Tende are lovely, the people are friendly, the food is great and the apartment is very attractive and comfortable. On very hot days then just playing in the river or in the swimming pool at Tende kept the children happy for hours. We wished we had planned to stay longer and hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal location for walkers

  • 5 of 5

We loved the apartment. Mountain views from front and back. Good hot showers when we arrived back from the walks. We did light the wood burning stove one night as it was a little chilly. We had no problems with parking or noise but I expect it may get a little more exciting in August.

A little sad to say but I did need my internet fix. Used my mobile tethered to my laptop in the apartment no problem but this can get expensive. The Auberge Saint Martin – 150 metres down the road has good wi fi.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. Yes. it can be lively in August - though we were there oursleves this year during the Cultural Festival and it was lovely. Thank you for the news of wifi in the Auberge St Martin - very useful to know. Graham
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Wonderfully relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was nice and comfortable. It had everything we needed. La Brigue is an amazing community; all the locals were extremely helpful, even with our very limited French/Italian. All the owners of the restaurants and the market were pleasant and very friendly. The apartment is perfect for those looking for quiet, hiking/nature vacations. It was everything I had hoped for and I would most definitely recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. La Brigue is indeed a wonderful village - right on the mountain border between France and Italy.
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What a fabulous place

  • 5 of 5

The apartment, town and area were all fabulous. The apt is spacious, well laid out, comfortable, well equipped and superbly located. Having the wood burner made even rainy days enjoyable, reading on the fabulously comfortable settee and looking at the view out of the window. There is so much walking in the area, including from the door. The train is a 10 minute walk away and is a great way to get around. The double shower was a bonus - it was powerful with plenty of hot water. La Brigue is lovely with restaurants and small shops for buying supplies. I couldn't fault it and would highly recommend it. I cannot think of one single critisism. I will most definitely book again. Great apartment, great customer service, great location and great price. What more can I say?!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2009
  • Date of Stay: April 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gemütliches Feriendomizil in grandioser Landschaft

  • 5 of 5

Die Wohnung liegt zentral im schnuckeligen Dörfchen La Brigue. Zur einen Seite hat man einen fantastischen Ausblick auf Felsmassive, auch rückwärts ist der Blick vom Balkon aus toll.

In der Wohnung fanden wir alles, was wir brauchten und haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt.

3 Minuten zu Fuß entfernt gibt es ein Lädchen mit fast allem für den täglichen Bedarf; Obst und Gemüse konnten wir am Sonntag auf dem Markt direkt vor unserer Haustüre kaufen.

Leider ist derzeit die Tenda-Bahn gesperrt und der Schienenersatzverkehrsbus fährt La Brigue im Gegensatz zum Zug nicht an, sondern setzt einen nördlich von Dalmas de Tende an der Einmündung nach La Brigue ab, so dass man noch ein Weilchen auf der Straße zu laufen hat, bis man im Ort ankommt. Wir entdeckten dann aber die Buslinie 905, die direkt den Place de Nice anfährt (wo sich die Wohnung befindet) und die von Tende aus bis nach Ventimiglia und Menton fährt und das zu einem Einheitspreis pro Person und Fahrt in Höhe von nur 1,50 €.

Idealer Ausgangspunkt für Wanderungen, viele sind direkt von der Haustüre aus möglich!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind and constructive comments. I am glad that you enjoyed the apartment and this beautiful region. It's good that you managed to find out how the local transport works in the absence of the train. We hope to see you again one day!
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Entsprach nur teilweise der Beschreibung.

  • 1 of 5

Kein Fernseher, kein WLAN, nicht mal Toilettenpapier. Schlafzimmerfenster und Fensterläden kaputt, nicht zu öffnen. Zimmer dunkel,kalt und Bett klamm. Baufälliges Treppenhaus. Haustür nicht abschließbar, daher oft offen, daher Katzendreck auf dem Boden. Küchenausstattung gut

Heizung funktionierte.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Adelheid, I am very sorry that so many aspects of your stay with us were unsatisfactory. It's a pity that you did not call me soon after your arrival - some of those things could have been sorted out for you very quickly. Liebe Adelheid, es tut mir sehr leid, dass so viele Aspekte Ihres Aufenthaltes bei uns nicht zufriedenstellend waren. Es ist Schade, dass Du mich nicht rufen Sie bald nach ihrer Ankunft - einige dieser Dinge könnte für Sie sortiert wurden sehr schnell.
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

La Brigue is located in the Vallee de la Roya, which runs north from Ventimiglia (45 mins) into the Alps near Tende. Due to its location in an east-west side valley, which follows the course of the River Levense, La Brigue is one of the sunniest villages in the area. It also avoids the traffic on the main road two kilometres away. It nevertheless has a bustling life of its own. La Brigue was Italian until local residents voted in a plebiscite to become French. Street names are Italian and local language and culture are French mixed with Italian.

There is a very nice 'epicerie' opposite Les Alpes d'Azur, run by Cedric and Maryse, which sells just about everything including fresh baguettes and croissants. There is another grocer nearby, an excellent butcher, a post office and several restaurants in La Brigue, including the ever-popular 'Pizzeria Brigasques'.

Other Activities: 4x4; canoeing; canyoning; climbing; fishing; golf; hiking; horse riding; husky snow sleighs; kayaking; petanque/boules; rafting; skiing

Ski: Skiing

There are three starting points for skiing at Limone. By far the best is Limone 1400 - all ski areas, with a good mixed range of runs, can be reached from here. To get there you turn off to the left just after the Col de Tende tunnel – only 25 minutes’ drive from La Brigue. There is plenty of parking but at weekends in high season it’s best to arrive early. There is a good ski school and skis can be hired and stored inexpensively. There are several mountain restaurants and bars.

Limone Piemonte is another 5 minutes’ down on the Italian side. It is a very pretty town, but at times there is only one lift up from the bottom, which can get crowded. However there is a train from La Brigue to Limone Piemonte, should you ever need an alternative to the car.

We like skiing at Limone. It is a popular day visit area for people from Monaco, Nice and Ventimiglia as well as Turin. It is quieter and more ‘local’ than the ‘big name’ Alpine resorts. There is also cross country skiing.