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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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Property Manager
Lorraine Millward
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

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 Cote d'Azur - Riviera

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 419 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller 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: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Sep 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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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Xiamen Shi, Fujian, China

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: Jun 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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: Apr 23, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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bellissimo appartamento perfettamente equipaggiato in bel borgo medievale.

  • 5 of 5

L'appartamento è come descritto nell'annuncio e quindi molto bello bello con tutto il fascino delle case storiche. I dintorni sono spendidi per passeggiate di ogni tipo e per trovare piccolo borghi molto pittoreschi. La zona ha pò un fascino decadente per cui deve piacere il genere. E' un peccato che fosse quasi tutto chiuso in paese. Probabilmente è molto più vivace d'estate. Unico piccolo neo dell'alloggio il letto matrimomniale non comodissimo.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très agréable séjour

  • 5 of 5

A part le fait qu'il n'y avait pas de draps pour le canapé-lit, l'appartement (4 pers au 2è étage) est super agréable, chaleureux, bien situé. Le bar peut être bruyant, nous sommes arrivés pendant la fête du village mais l'endroit est réellement sympathique, le village exceptionnel, la région fantastique!

Tout ce qui est indiqué sur le site est vrai.

A recommander!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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