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La Brigue

A Remarkable Heritage

Located at the entrance to Mercantour, this unspoilt village is renowned for its remarkable heritage as well as for breeding the celebrated Brigasca sheep.  Surrounded by mountains and exceptional landscapes, this vast region is also ideal for those who love being active, offering hiking, via ferrata, mountain biking and more. A seemingly typical mountain village, yet one that holds many wonderful secrets.


A village at the end of the world, surrounded by peaks, I really loved this break.  A perfect base for exploring the Upper Salt Road.


5 great reasons to visit La Brigue

Visit the Sistine Chapel of the Alpes-Maritimes

Travel along the Upper Salt Road

A vast mountain expanse

In easy reach of Italy

Delicious local cuisine to sample

A Historical Heritage

of Local Dialect

The commune has an architectural heritage that includes 7 buildings listed as Monuments Historiques, notably the Notre-Dame des Fontaines Chapel, also dubbed the Sistine Chapel of the Southern Alps for its beauty. The Chapels des Pénitents and the Chateau des Lascaris also reveal their own historical treasures. These buildings give the village its unique character and have been awarded the ‘Pays et Villes d’Art et d’Histoire’ label.


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The village regularly hosts events where both locals and visitors can all join in the fun. In mid-July and mid-August, there are festive dinners known as the ‘Aubades’. In July, a large medieval festival takes you back to the village of old, and the Brigasca Sheep Festival, celebrating this local breed of sheep, brings the summer season to a close.


Shepherding in La Brigue is a timeless farming tradition, celebrated each year with a festival that showcases the region’s farming produce and crafts. This is the Brigasca Sheep Festival!


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