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Isola - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-Maritimes

Located at 870 m altitude and 17 km from the station Isola 2000, at the forefront of technology, you will discover the picturesque village of Isola deeply rooted in its traditions and its proud culture. In many places, essential to local history and are to visit.

Isola The village is located at the bottom of the valley at the confluence of Tinée Tinée and Guerche, near the Mercantour Park, on the border with Italy. Despite a harsh climate, the economy was based mainly on agriculture, rye, barley, but the main resource was the chestnut (whose festival is held annually the 1st weekend in November).

The village has received several names: Leusola, Lieusola, Lieusol, Leude but the real name of the radical Leudola Ligurian prélatin Lev mean slope. This name has been transformed into Isola error and ignorance of notaries and cartographers Sardis.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude44.1866020 (N 44° 11’ 12”)
Longitude7.0527170 (E 7° 3’ 10”)
AltitudeFrom 719m to 2930m
Surface area97.98 km²
Population667 inhabitants
Density6 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNice (75 km, 1:17)
Insee code06073
IntercommunalityME Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur
TerritoriesAlps, French Riviera
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Sauveur-sur-Tinée14.3 km (16 min)
Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée15.3 km (18 min)
Auron18.9 km (23 min)
Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage23 km (31 min)
Roure23 km (30 min)
Marie24 km (33 min)
Roubion25 km (32 min)
Rimplas27 km (34 min)
Ilonse31 km (40 min)
Valdeblore32 km (41 min)
Clans34 km (40 min)
La Colmiane35 km (44 min)
Bairols36 km (45 min)
Beuil38 km (51 min)
Pierlas39 km (56 min)

Things to see and do

The heritage village Isola:

The Romanesque bell Alpestre 12th century: One vestige of the old church of Saint Pierre and guardian of amusement park for children.

The church: The construction lasted from 1679 to 1682, Baroque church which has 6 altars including one at Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Virgin Mary.

The Chapel of St. Anne's property to the brotherhood of the penitents, its construction dates from 1818 to 1823, all interior paints ceilings are sienna, objects of worship, Ste Anne Wood of the 16th century ...

La Chapelle Saint-Roch: Built in the 16th century, restoration date of 1877. She has a beautiful altar and a painting from the 12th century.

The communal washing areas: Old three centuries, they are still in perfect condition and give a soft cloth and fresh.

The grain mill: When he was still working before 1950, he was grinding up to 100 kg of wheat or rye in 10 hours.

The communal oven: For more than 8 centuries it was used in the manufacture and baking bread isoliens. It ceased its activity around 1950.

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Mid-August: Feast of the village Isola.

The 1st weekend of November: Chestnut festival.


The village in winter
The village in winter
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The Chapel
The Chapel
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The Village Isola
The Village Isola
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Pool Aquavallée
Pool Aquavallée
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The village under snow
The village under snow
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Tuesday 5 march
Min. -5°C - Max. 8°C
Wednesday 6 march
Min. -6°C - Max. 1°C
Thursday 7 march
Min. -7°C - Max. 2°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The neck of Lombardy which provides access to Italy.

The Col de la Bonnette - 2802 m above sea level: The highest road in Europe, linking Nice to Briançon. At the top of Bonnette, the views are spectacular, the view of the northern Alps and the Mont Viso in Italy is beautiful ... At your binoculars!

The Mercantour National Park: This area is home to a place of harmony between protection, discovery, development and respect for local traditional activities. Everywhere, nature deserves attention and respect is better than picking admire, quietly observed that disturbing ...

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sportive Canoe Rafting on your own on the Var River – 1 hour from Nice
Sports sensations30 € Villars-sur-Var (28 km)
Sporty or family rafting, kayaking or aqua trekking
Sports sensations35 € Puget-Théniers (29 km)
Equestrian activity in the Ubaye Valley
Sports sensations65 € Jausiers (35 km)
Two-day survival course in Ubaye
Nature and the great outdoors180 € Faucon-de-Barcelonnette (38 km)
Aqua-hike in Haute Ubaye
Sports sensations55 € to 90 € Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye (44 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Rabuons Lake
Village visitAthletic7:00Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée (12.7 km)
Lakes Vens
HikeIntermediate6:30Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée (12.7 km)
Black Wood Tour
HikeIntermediate3:00Valdeblore (17.8 km)
Col de la Madeleine
HikeIntermediate4:00Valdeblore (17.8 km)
Plateau of St. Barnaby
HikeEasy1:00Saint-Martin-d'Entraunes (24 km)

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