Breil-sur-Roya tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: One of the most impressive towns in the Upper Roya valley, Breil-sur-Roya has several sites of particular interest

Breil-sur-Roya is situated in the Alpes-Maritimes department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Breil-sur-Roya. For detailed visitor information see the Breil-sur-Roya travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Breil-sur-Roya in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Sospel at 8 km and Sospel cathedral at 9 km.

Breil-sur-Roya, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 6 km (direction north-east)

The village of Saorge is spread along a high ridge, with dramatic...

See Saorge guide


at 8 km (direction south-west)

Between Menton and the mountains, the river and fortified bridge are a...

See Sospel guide
Sospel cathedral

Sospel cathedral

Cathedral at 9 km (direction south-west)

The cathedral in Sospel is an impressive example of baroque architecture in...

See Sospel cathedral guide


at 15 km (direction south)

Castellar is a small 15th century village in the hills above Menton...

See Castellar guide


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction south-south-west)

Sainte-Agnes is the highest coastal village in Europe, 800 metres above sea-level...

See Sainte-Agnes guide
La Brigue

La Brigue

at 16 km (direction north-east)

La Brigue is a small, pleasant town to explore, and nearby visit...

See La Brigue guide


at 17 km (direction south-west)

Its remote location stops too many tourists reaching Peille but make the...

See Peille guide


at 18 km (direction south-south-west)

You should visit the quiet village of Gorbio as much for the...

See Gorbio guide


at 18 km (direction north-north-east)

Within the eastern Mercantour National Park, Tende is a very unspoiled and...

See Tende guide
Basilica of Saint-Michael the Archangel in Menton

Basilica of Saint-Michael the Archangel in Menton

Church at 18 km (direction south)

The basilica of Saint-Michael the archangel in Menton is a baroque style...

See Basilica of Saint-Michael the Archangel in Menton guide


at 18 km (direction south)

The beautiful town of Menton, on the slopes of a hill near...

See Menton guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

Coaraze is one of several picturesque villages in the mountains north of...

See Coaraze guide


at 20 km (direction south-south-west)

Medieval Roquebrune village and the coastal Cap Martin combine to make Roquebrune-Cap-Martin...

See Roquebrune-Cap-Martin guide


at 21 km (direction south-west)

Peillon is a small village, but the picturesque cobbled streets and the...

See Peillon guide

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Markets in and near Breil-sur-Roya

Market days in Breil-sur-Roya: weekly market: Tuesday all day;

  • Breil-sur-Roya: market Tuesday all day (0km)
  • Tende: market Wednesday all day (17km)
  • Menton: market Tuesday & Monday (18km)
  • Beaulieu-sur-Mer: market Saturday (29km)
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: market Saturday (31km)
  • Carros: market Saturday (31km)
  • Nice: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (33km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Var: market Tuesday & Sunday (39km)
  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (40km)
  • Cagnes-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (42km)

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Tourist attractions near Breil-sur-Roya, France

What to do at Breil-sur-Roya? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Breil-sur-Roya.


  • Marineland d'Antibes (48km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Saorge Monastery (6km)
  • Trophy of Augustus (23km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La citronneraie (18km)
  • Serre de la Madone (18km)
  • Palais Carnolès (18km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (31km)
  • Jardin botanique (33km)
  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (38km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (41km)
  • Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque du Gelas (23km)
  • Tete de Chien (25km)
  • Caires de Cougourde (26km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (30km)
  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (37km)
  • Col de la Lombarde (41km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (32km)
  • Parc Phœnix (38km)

Geography and distances

Breil-sur-Roya is in the south-east of France at 33 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Breil-sur-Roya is 675 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Breil-sur-Roya

Canton: Breil-sur-Roya

Arrondissement: Nice

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Breil-sur-Roya

from Nice (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 675 km

from Calais: 888 km

from Nice: 33 km

from Bordeaux: 650 km

from Strasbourg: 517 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Nice airport. Coming from the UK by car the route takes about 12 hours (can be busy in summer). For driving distances to Breil-sur-Roya from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Saorge.

This page in French: Visiter Breil-sur-Roya