As a result of its very special location, Montgenèvre lies at the heart of an impressive heritage of military architecture on the Franco-Italian border.
Montgenevre has a lovely friendly atmosphere, ideal for families. Being on the Franco-Italian border, there is a vast variety of foods on offer including some excellent pizzerias. You can easily walk into Claviere, just over the Italian border, and sample the delicacies there.
As you walk along looking for a restaurant or shop in Montgenevre, remember that as you walk down the Rue de l’Eglise, you are actually on the Via Domitia, surveyed and created in 120BC on the orders of the Roman General Domitius Ahenobarbus.
Turin is only about 100 kilometres (63 miles) from Montgenèvre. Turin is Italy’s original capital, it became the country’s industrial capital before hosting the Winter Olympics in 2006. It is now the uncontested Italian capital.
Interested in buying an apartment in Montgenevre? See our Buying in the Alps section