Isola Village, heritage, tradition and sport
Discover Isola, an authentic mountain village, nestled at an altitude of 870 metres, offering calm, serenity and a rich historical heritage.
Its friendly inhabitants will be delighted to chat with you and share a little local history.
Isola’s cobbled lanes extend the hiking trails, while its vibrant culture rivals the natural beauty of the area. More than just a high-altitude village, Isola adds an indefinable touch of soul to the mountains, creating a familiar and welcoming atmosphere for visitors.
The village also offers a wide range of sports facilities that are freely available. For absolute relaxation, visit Aquavallée, a fitness centre nestled in the heart of the mountains.
The village of Isola offers a different aspect of the Tinée valley. Located in the upper valley, it has the characteristic features of a mountain village.
The barns, built with materials found on site, indicate a harsher climate. The Isolian people lived almost autonomously, pioneers of the circular economy.
Water is omnipresent in Isola. The numerous fountains, the wash house in the old town and the dam on the Tinée are proof of this.
This water was not only a source of well-being. It was the cause of many inconveniences, notably the floods caused by the overflowing of the Vallon de Chastillon which was not without consequences for the village.
Indeed, the Lombard-style Saint-Pierre bell tower at the entrance to the village is the only survivor of this difficult period and therefore arouses curiosity because its church was swept away by the waters, as was the old village.
Discover the chestnut grove which was the main food resource for the Isoliens who had a virtual monopoly on production in the county of Nice. Today, it is winter tourism that makes the reputation of the commune with the resort of Isola 2000.
Map of Isola village