Breil Sur Roya
French village Breil Sur Roya
French village Breil Sur Roya is known for trout fishing. The Roya river runs through town and is open to trout anglers from March to September. Part of the trout run is reserved for fly-fishing. Trout anglers share the river with white water rafters, another popular local sport.
Beside the Roya river
Take a stroll along the river front to better appreciate the town and the surrounding landscape which is very impressive with forested hills rising steeply on all sides of the town.
South of Breil
A few miles south of Breil is the beautiful Italian town of Airole where I think there is a better choice of good restaurants. Train or car only takes about 17 minutes.
Road Breil to Airole
A short drive and you are in Italy.
French village near Menton
What a great location for a holiday.
No way I’m eating pizza in France. 🙂
If you would like a discounted hotel room rate just book through THIS LINK.
Breil Sur Roya
French and Italian rail lines run through Breil so it is very easy to travel anywhere. There is a great market every Friday at Ventimiglia on the border 30 minutes drive or 20 minutes by train from Breil.
Arriving from the south
Entering Breil from the south.
French village Breil Sur Roya has very narrow lanes
Behind the squares running parallel to the river the narrow streets of the old town are very interesting, with many of the buildings painted in attractive pastel colours.
Our apartment in French village Breil Sur Roya
Here are my friends Deborah Holliday and Jodie ONiell my friends from the Gold Coast in Australia who were travelling with me.
Our road rocket
Check out the YouTube video below.
View from our apartment
Another beautiful in the mountains.
In front of our apartment in French village Breil Sur Roya
Controlling the flow of the river which would be fairly wild with the melting Autumn snow.
Escargot, well we are in France. 🙂
Le Flavie This was certainly the best restaurant in Breil Sur Roya
Deb, David & Jodie
Riny Doyle’s home in Breil Sur Roya.
A beautiful setting foe a memorable lunch.
Lunch with Riny & Susan
Many thanks to Riny & Susan for their wonderful hospitality.
Riny’s B & B at Breil Sur Roya.
This is the great outdoor kitchen at one of Riny Doyle’s B & Bs on top of the mountain in Breil Sur Roya.
The French and Italian rail lines run through Breil so it is very easy to travel anywhere. There is a great market every Friday at Ventimiglia on the border 30 minutes drive or 20 minutes by train from Breil. The lovely French village of Breil-sur-Roya is particularly known for trout fishing. The Roya river runs through town and is open to trout anglers from March to September. Part of the trout run is reserved for fly-fishing. Trout anglers share the river with white water rafters, another popular local sport. The streets are narrow and many of the old houses are nicely restored or truly ancient. On the main square you’ll find many buildings painted with trompe-l’oeil scenes. The heart of the town is the narrow old streets parallel to the river, lined with high buildings, and the even narrower connecting streets (ruelles) that pass as tunnels through the buildings.
Lunch with Riny
Riny was a great host, an Aussie who has lived in Europe for many years.
Thanks for visiting my French village Breil Sur Roya photo blog.
Checkout some more of my terrific blogs on the links below.
That’s all folks
This gallery contains 1 photo.