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French village Breil Sur Roya

August 16, 2015 by David Herd

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

French village Breil Sur Roya 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

French village Breil Sur Roya

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

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A short drive and you are in Italy. 

French village near Menton

French village near Menton

What a great location for a holiday.


French village Breil Sur Roya

No way I’m eating pizza in France. 🙂

Breil Sur Roya

French village 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

French village near Menton

Entering Breil from the south.

Narrow lanes

  French village Breil Sur Roya 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 Breil

  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

French village Breil Sur RoyaCheck out the YouTube video below.

View from our apartment

French village near Menton

Another beautiful in the mountains.

In front of our apartment

French village Breil Sur Roya Controlling the flow of the river which would be fairly wild with the melting Autumn snow.

Le Flavie restaurant rated # 2 by TripAdvisor.

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Escargot, well we are in France. 🙂

Le Flavie  French village Breil Sur RoyaThis was certainly the best restaurant in Breil Sur Roya

Deb, David & Jodie

French village Breil Sur Roya

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