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Les Alpes d'Azur - stunning mountain village apartments on French/Italian border - Apartment 3



Updated: 14-Oct-2016
Self-catering apartments on the edge of the Mercantour National Park

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.

Details for holiday apartment Apartment 3, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

Apartment Three

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 Three (96 square metres) is in the greener or attic on the third floor. It has three bedrooms, two with doubles and one with bunk beds. There is a large and sunny living/dining/kitchen room with a sofa bed. One bathroom. Wooden floors. Electric hob and oven, dishwasher, washing machine. Apartment Three overlooks the square and has mountain views, and accommodates 6 to 8 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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the manager

“Lovely apartment. Nice and peaceful. Friendly village. Walking good and enjoyed the train to Ventimiglia. Plans to come back.”
Jul 2015
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Family Winter Break

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of five and we stayed in La Brigue in Jan/Feb 2009. Our children were 4,12 and 16. The apartment was lovely with good facilities for a family and a high standard of furnishing though it still kept its chaacter with the beautiful beams (for someone over six foot tall these might become annoying). We went hill walking, skiing and visited lots of the local mountain villages. The train service is good although buying a ticket can be confusing, it is well worth travelling in either direction on the train, the views are amazing. On our second week we hired a car from Cuneo and visited Monaco, Ventimiglia and Limone. The mixture of cultures and the fact that La Brique is on the border means that you can enjoy two countries in one holiday. Having no TV was a bit of a shock for two teenagers but they soon got used to talking and playing card games and charades. For spending quality time together as a family it is one of the best holidays that we have had. It is a complete escape, I would recommend this apartment and the area but the village can feel very isolated with many shops closed both Sunday and Monday so if you arrive on Saturday it is best to buy a few days food on the way. We would like to return to La Brigue as it has something different to offer in each season.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice at 55 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 35 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 40 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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Half Term
15 Oct 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
22 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas/New Year
16 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Radio
  • Television ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 96 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, single above double (bunk bed)


  • Self-catering

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