The seaside town of Alpes-Maritimes, Beaulieu-sur-Mer is located between Nice and Monaco in the east of Cap Ferrat. At only ten kilometers from Nice, it is nestled in the heart of lush vegetation, surrounded by palm trees. On its beautiful beaches, the temperatures are mild all year, and it is possible to enjoy the sun, and the many water activities on offer.
Formerly, the resort was frequented by the greatest crowned heads and enjoying a special aura. At the mercy of walks, one can still find traces of this illustrious past with the presence of luxurious properties or beautiful gardens. City Beaulieu-sur-Mer has retained its original architecture, bringing a certain charm and an appreciable calm along the French Riviera.
Site occupied since prehistoric times, as evidenced by traces of human presence found around, Beaulieu-sur-Mer has preserved this rich history to forge its reputation exciting city.
The typical architecture of the Belle Epoque and the many vestiges of its glorious past are there to offer a completely unique beauty to this Mediterranean city.
You can follow the guide of the Tourist Office every Thursday by appointment, to learn more about wealth and follies of this prosperous period.
Another tour offered by the Tourist Office, also on Thursday morning on reservation, is for lovers of plants: a botanical walk at the whim of city streets, to discover an incredible variety of local and exotic species.
The small town of 92 ha also has other treasures:
The Villa Kerylos, built by Emmanuel Pontremoli in the early twentieth century on request of Theodore Reinach. On its rocky promontory, it overlooks the Mediterranean and offers to visitors a style modeled on the villas of ancient Greece. Listed building, it is full of frescoes depicting Greek mythology and other artistic splendor. Note especially the peristyle, a courtyard surrounded by white marble columns and frescoes inspired by Attic vases.
The villa of May, the beginning of the nineteenth century welcomes meanwhile the conservatory of music and arts. One can discover particular parts, like the living room of Diana, the parlor with love, or the living room of the Judgment of Paris, classified as an historic monument. It can be visited during the Heritage Days.
The casino, combining charm of the 30s and contemporary art, is the opportunity to enjoy many events to sample tasty cuisine and learn the slot machines or other traditional table games.
The Sancta Maria de Olivo chapel of the eleventh century, regularly hosts exhibitions.
Finally, berlugan André Cane Heritage Museum will allow you to monitor the small hamlet flourishing city, through photographs, postcards, ceramics and Roman coins, anecdotes of the Belle Epoque, tools and many others surprising discoveries.
But Beaulieu-sur-Mer is also beaches and a port as the Bay of the Ants, a family beach offering an incomparable view of the Greek Villa Kerylos. Greater, Little Africa can enjoy a playground for children and a beach volleyball court.
Sportsmen may enjoy hiking from the city or enjoy the activities offered by the club and yacht club tennis.
Hard not to succumb to one of the many cultural and sporting events organized by the city of Beaulieu-sur-Mer, streets and harbor of the seaside town are constantly boiling.
In June, Beaulieu-sur-Mer celebrating Saint Pierre by focusing on fishing and traditions. This is the opportunity to attend an exhibition of boats or photos on local fisheries.
In early July, the site Nights Guitars, a music festival to attend the greatest musicians of our time concerts. From around the world, they offer shows of all genres.
Each September, the town hosts the Festival Beaulieu Classic. The opportunity to attend prestigious concerts, and enjoy the greatest classical musicians worldwide.
Every first weekend in September, the city comes alive for his Feast Day, with tributes to seniors, boules competitions, or rides and dancing.