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La Brigue tourism and travel guide

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Visit La Brigue: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: La Brigue is a small, pleasant town to explore, and nearby visit the Sanctuary of Notre-Dame des Fontaines with its astonishing 15th century frescoes

La Brigue 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 La Brigue. For detailed visitor information see the La Brigue travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saorge at 10 km and Breil-sur-Roya at 16 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Brigue, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to La Brigue in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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

Tende

Tende

at 3 km (direction north-west)

Within the eastern Mercantour National Park, Tende is a...

See Tende guide
Saorge

Saorge

at 10 km (direction south-west)

The village of Saorge is spread along a high...

See Saorge guide
Breil-sur-Roya

Breil-sur-Roya

at 16 km (direction south-west)

One of the most impressive towns in the Upper Roya valley,...

See Breil-sur-Roya guide
Sospel

Sospel

at 25 km (direction south-west)

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

See Sospel guide
 
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Sospel cathedral

Sospel cathedral

Cathedral at 25 km (direction south-west)

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

See Sospel cathedral guide
Castellar

Castellar

at 30 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Castellar guide
Sainte-Agnes

Sainte-Agnes

Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction south-south-west)

Sainte-Agnes is the highest coastal village in Europe, 800...

See Sainte-Agnes guide
Menton

Menton

at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Menton guide
Peille

Peille

at 34 km (direction south-west)

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

See Peille guide
Gorbio

Gorbio

at 34 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Gorbio guide
Coaraze

Coaraze

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Coaraze guide
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin

at 36 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Roquebrune-Cap-Martin guide
Peillon

Peillon

at 37 km (direction south-west)

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

See Peillon guide
Monaco

Monaco

at 38 km (direction south-south-west)

The Municipality of Monaco, with high-rise blocks squeezed onto every square inch,...

See Monaco guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Alpes-Maritimes

Map of places to visit near La Brigue

 
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Markets in and near La Brigue

  • Tende: market Wednesday all day (3km)
  • Breil-sur-Roya: market Tuesday all day (16km)
  • Menton: market Tuesday & Monday (33km)
  • Beaulieu-sur-Mer: market Saturday (46km)
  • Carros: market Saturday (46km)
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: market Saturday (47km)
  • Nice: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (49km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Var: market Tuesday & Sunday (55km)
  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (55km)
  • Cagnes-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (58km)

More information about La Brigue, Provence

Tourist attractions near La Brigue, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Saorge Monastery (10km)
  • Trophy of Augustus (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La citronneraie (33km)
  • Serre de la Madone (33km)
  • Palais Carnolès (33km)
  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (42km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (47km)
  • Jardin botanique (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque du Gelas (20km)
  • Caires de Cougourde (23km)
  • Col de la Lombarde (40km)
  • Tete de Chien (41km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (46km)
  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (52km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (48km)
  • Parc Phœnix (54km)
 
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Geography and distances

La Brigue is in the south-east of France at 49 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: La Brigue is 668 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Brigue

Canton: Tende

Arrondissement: Nice

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to La Brigue

from Nice (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 668 km

from Calais: 879 km

from Nice: 49 km

from Bordeaux: 656 km

from Strasbourg: 503 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 La Brigue from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

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

This page in French: Visiter La Brigue

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