Museum – Brigasque Heritage House

The Maison du Patrimoine Brigasque is located in the center of the village of La Brigue, near Place de Nice (Nice Square)

Typology Museum

Period Various

Accessibility Yes

Visitable Yes

The Maison du Patrimoine Brigasque is a museum space created in May 2000 in the old historical hospital of La Brigue (Spinelli Foundation). It includes a 3-level building, a courtyard with furnished lean-to and Saint-Michel chapel (historical monument).

It brings together the memory of the village and presents scenes of everyday life, trades and tools of the past, including the history of beekeeping and pastoralism, very present in the town.

The last level is devoted to the Museum of Historic Organs of the valleys of Roya and Bévéra. It presents a rare Italian seventeenth century mobile organ, listed in the inventory of historical monuments.

Conditions of visit

From RD 6204 road, at Saint-Dalmas de Tende, take RD 43 road to the middle of the village of La Brigue.

Authorized and easy access, nearby parking.

Facilities and lift for people with reduced mobility.

Periodical public opening

From June 1st to September 30th: open every day from 10am-12pm and from 3pm-7pm.
Closed on Tuesdays.
April, May and October: open on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
From November 1st to March 31st:by reservation for groups.


Additional information


  • Beltrutti Giorgio, Tende et La Brigue, Les Editions du Cabri, Breil-sur-Roya, 1988.
  • Lantéri Corinne et Didier, Bergers & brebis de La Brigue entre histoire et avenir, Edition Patricmoine et traditions brigasques, La Brigue, 2010.
  • Pastorelli Liliane, La Brigue au Coeur, copyright Liliane Pastorelli, Editions Gomba, Nice, 1987.
  • Rodi Silvano, Saorgin René, Orgues historiques des vallées de la Roya et de la Bevera, Les Editions du Cabri, Breil-sur-Roya, 2003.