Breil - Piène Haute

Breil - Piène Haute

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This path, known as that of the “villages perches” will lead you, through olive groves, chestnut and conifer forests, terraces abandoned to garrigue, to exceptional viewing points. In addition to this natural beauty, you will be able to explore the rich cultural and historical heritage of several baroque-style buildings.


20 metres after the lower Roya bridge on the right, take the GR (B2). During the climb, leave the GR and take a left turn towards “Piène-Haute direct”: enjoy the delightful descent through the pines, junipers and arbutuses...
After a brook, a climb in the shade of the pines comes to Piène Haute (which can also be spotted at the crest on the way). The end of the hike is an exceptional viewing point over the sea and the mountains!
Follow the same route for the return journey.
A variation, linking Piène Haute to Sospel can be taken, with return to Breil by train. Be aware, however, that this outward journey takes 5 hours and don’t forget to obtain information regarding the return journey on the train.

  • Departure : Breil-sur-Roya
  • Arrival : Piene Haute
  • Towns crossed : Breil-sur-Roya

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Information desks

Office de tourisme Menton, Riviera & Merveilles - Bureau de Breil-sur Roya

17, place Biancheri, 06540 Breil sur Roya 83 93 98 34


Toute l'année. Tous les jours
Ouverture le lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi, vendredi et samedi de 9h à 12h30 et de 14h à 17h30.
Fermé le dimanche.
Fermetures exceptionnelles les 1er janvier, 1er mai, 11 novembre et 25 décembre.
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Arriving by train:

Nice-Cuneo line, "Breil sur Roya" station,
then 20 mins walk.

Consult the timetable on the sncf website. 

Arriving by bus:

Line no. 905, Menton - Tende

Consult the timetables on the Ligne d'Azur website.

Demand Responsive Transport:

The CARF provides travellers with a bus as part of its "Demand Responsive Transport" initiative.
Reservations are obligatory: Tel.: 0800 083 201. For further information:
Agence Commerciale Transdev
21 Avenue de Sospel - 06500 MENTON
7.30am - 5.30pm from Monday to Friday
7.30am - 11.30am on Saturday

Access and parking

Park your vehicle at Breil-sur-Roya, then leave the village heading towards Vintimille.

Parking :

Village of Breil sur Roya

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