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Les Alpes d'Azur

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Les Alpes d’Azur apartments located in Place de Nice in La Brigue, close to the Italian border

Our apartments, 'Les Alpes D'Azur', are in the building that was formerly the 'Albergo Americano', an 1882 Italian inn on the French border.

The apartments overlook Place de Nice, the main square in La Brigue, and have stunning mountain views.

On the ground floor is the popular 'Bar des Platanes'.
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Apt. 1

Apt. 3

Bedrooms

1

3

Sleeps

2 - 4

6

Map

Les Alpes d'Azur apartments

Apartment 1

This apartment on the second floor has a double bedroom with small balcony overlooking the mountains to the rear of the building, shower room and kitchen / living room with small balcony overlooking the Place de Nice.

In the kitchen area there is an electric hob, oven, fridge / freezer and Hi-Fi.

There is a sofa-bed in the living area.

There are wooden floors and, with windows on three sides, the apartment captures lots of sun.

Apartment 3

Apartment three is in the ‘grenier’ or attic on the third floor overlooking the square and has mountain views.

It has three bedrooms, two with doubles and one double with a single bunk bed above.

There is a large and sunny kitchen / dining / living room.

Electric hob and oven, dishwasher, washing machine.

One bathroom.


Both apartments have electric heating included in the rental price as well as wood-burning stoves in the kitchen / sitting rooms. Linen is provided.

In the apartments, we provide a selection of leaflets, maps and guides.

Apartment 1

Apartment 1 lounge area
Apartment 1 sofa dining
Apartment 1 kitchen
Apartment 1 bedroom

Apartment 3

Apartment 3 corridor
Apartment 3 sitting area
0624 apt3 kit dining
Apartment 3 bedroom

Local area

Les Alpes d’Azur apartments are located in Place de Nice, a large square with interesting buildings including some with ‘trompe-l’oeil’ facades, and a shaded terrace café; the Café des Platanes.

There is a very nice 'epicerie' opposite Les Alpes d'Azur which sells just about everything including fresh bagettes and croissants. There is another grocer nearby, an excellent butcher (who will deliver and take advance orders), a post office and several restaurants in La Brigue, including the ever-popular 'Pizzeria Brigasques'.

La Brigue is one of France’s most lovely mountain villages and a curious mix of Italian and French (it was Italian until 1947). Set close to the border in Alpes-Maritime, La Brigue is superbly 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 Alpes d'Azur
Village of La Brigue
Les Alpes d'Azur view from apartment balcony

The area is great 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.

There is a rail station in La Brigue. Trains run from La Brigue to Cuneo, Nice and Ventimiglia. The journeys north of La Brigue and between Breil and Nice are stunning – wonderful scenery and winding tunnels.

Mercantour National Park/Vallée des Merveilles

La Brigue lies right at the edge of the Mercantour. This beautifully rugged national park has wonderful paths, streams and lakes set in the valleys of 3000 meter-high mountains. There are wonderful flowers and some interesting wildlife.

Fishing There are hundreds of mountain streams stocked with trout. Fishing Licenses are usually available from cafés near the fishing areas.

Golf There is a 9-hole golf course in Vievola, 5km north of Tende.

Hiking and walking There are extensive walks of varying degrees of challenge in every direction.

Rafting The deep gorges and valleys of the southern Alps provide abundant rafting opportunities. There are centres in St Dalmas de Tende, Tende and Breil.

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, only 25 minutes’ drive from La Brigue.

Limone Piemonte is another 5 minutes down on the Italian side. It is a very pretty town and worth visiting.

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 that attract lots of package tours

There is also some cross country skiing.

Skiing in Limone



Pricing structure (per week)

 

Apartment 1

Apartment 2

October 1 - December 15

£ 189

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December 16 - December 22

£ 232

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December 23 - December 29

£ 289

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December 30 - January 5, 2018

£ 275

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2018

January 6 - March 23

£ 189

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March 24 - April 6

£ 289

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April 7 - May 4

£ 189

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May 5 - May 11

£ 289

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May 12 - May 25

£ 239

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May 26 - June 1

£ 289

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June 2 - July 13

£ 239

£ 431

July 14 - August 31

£ 289

£ 499

September 1 - October 19

£ 239

£ 419

October 20 - October 26

£ 289

£ 499

October 27 - December 14

£ 189

£ 329

December 15 - December 21

£ 232

£ 329

December 22 - December 28

£ 289

£ 499

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Electricity: The cost of electricity is included in the rental fee.

Electric heaters are provided in all apartments and are sufficient to heat rooms adequately.

 Water: The local water is excellent and safe to drink.

 Wood burning stoves: Logs are provided most times but are not always available.

The main beds will be made up for you on arrival.
Bedding for the sofabeds will be located underneath.


For availability and booking enquiries please contact:
Lorraine
Tel: (UK) 07951 256278
[email owner direct]

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