As part of Mercantour National Park, Breil-sur-Roya offers an unrivalled biodiversity on every level. A special feature of this eco-friendly holiday destination is its location, midway between the coast and the mountains, with just a few kilometres separating the Mediterranean and alpine landscapes.
Remains from the past can be found in its rich military heritage, starting with the village’s iconic La Cruella watchtower. It appears on the commune’s coat of arms, crowned by the eagle from which it takes its name (‘Cruella’ meaning eagle in Breillois).
Notre-Dame du Mont, symbolising the olive tree due to its colour and location, is a typical example of the buildings found along the Baroque Route. Visible from the village, it is a refuge for bats who have made it their home. As such, the site is protected under Natura 2000.