About the property
- Apartment419 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Self-catering apartments on the edge of the Mercantour National Park
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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- May 24, 2018
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.
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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.
Ideal location for walkers
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.
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
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.
Thank you so much for your kind comments. La Brigue is indeed a wonderful village - right on the mountain border between France and Italy.
What a fabulous place
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?!
Gemütliches Feriendomizil in grandioser Landschaft
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!
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!
appartement charmant dans un beau village
Nous avons apprécié le confort de l'appartement , sa situation sur cette jolie place d'un charmant village qui de plus est bien situé par rapport à la Vallée des Merveilles.L'absence de Wifi nous a un peu gêné .
Je vous remercie de vos aimables commentaires et nous sommes très heureux que vous avez apprécié notre appartement. Désolé pour le manque de wifi - nous avons échoué plusieurs fois pour configurer une connexion fiable. Nous continuerons d'essayer!
Thank you for your kind comments and we are delighted that you enjoyed our apartment. Sorry for the lack of wifi – we have failed several times to set up a reliable connection. We will keep trying!
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.