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.

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saorge at 10 km and Breil-sur-Roya at 16 km.

La Brigue, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 3 km (direction north-west)

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

See Tende guide


at 10 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saorge guide


at 16 km (direction south-west)

One of the most impressive towns in the Upper Roya valley, Breil-sur-Roya has several...

See Breil-sur-Roya guide


at 25 km (direction south-west)

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

See Sospel guide
Sospel cathedral

Sospel cathedral

Cathedral at 25 km (direction south-west)

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

See Sospel cathedral guide


at 30 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Castellar guide


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

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

See Sainte-Agnes guide
Basilica of Saint-Michael the Archangel in Menton

Basilica of Saint-Michael the Archangel in Menton

Church at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Basilica of Saint-Michael the Archangel in Menton guide


at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Menton guide


at 34 km (direction south-west)

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

See Peille guide


at 34 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Gorbio guide


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

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

See Coaraze guide


at 36 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Roquebrune-Cap-Martin guide


at 37 km (direction south-west)

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

See Peillon guide

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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)

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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)

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