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

Door of the National park of Mercantour in the Alpes-Maritimes, Beuil takes place 78 kilometers from Nice, over 1,440 meters above sea level. Full of charm, this stage of red Gorges circuit Cian and Daluis is located close to Valberg, Pierlas or Villeneuve-d'Entraunes.

Inhabited since the Gallo-Roman territory Beuil experiencing many battles during the Middle Ages, especially during the era Grimaldi. Having experienced the horrors of World War II, the town saw a peaceful history, turned to tourism, thanks to its large ski resort.

Popular with visitors, the town has an incredible natural heritage, but also many buildings of interest to find the time to stay in the area. The leisure offer proposed by Beuil is also worth visiting.

Geographical information

Latitude44.0942239 (N 44° 5’ 39”)
Longitude6.9902530 (E 6° 59’ 25”)
AltitudeFrom 1040m to 2815m
Surface area75.65 km²
Population556 inhabitants
Density7 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNice (77 km, 1:20)
Insee code06016
IntercommunalityCC Alpes d'Azur
TerritoriesAlps, French Riviera
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Valberg7 km (11 min)
Roubion12.8 km (20 min)
Péone15.3 km (26 min)
Rigaud17.9 km (28 min)
Guillaumes20 km (30 min)
Pierlas21 km (33 min)
Lieuche22 km (36 min)
Touët-sur-Var24 km (32 min)
Saint-Sauveur-sur-Tinée24 km (37 min)
Roure25 km (41 min)
Villeneuve-d'Entraunes28 km (41 min)
Sauze29 km (47 min)
Ilonse29 km (49 min)
Puget-Théniers31 km (37 min)

Things to see and do

Built in the late seventeenth century, the Church of St. John the Baptist has seen many changes in the eighteenth century, and then a deep restoration in the late 1990s Originally Chapel of the Rosary, it is enlarged as a result fire. Full of charm, the building reveals a particular Romanesque bell tower of Lombard origin. Other beautiful religious buildings line the town like the San GINIE chapels, Sainte-Anne-les-Launes, St. John the Baptist and St. Peter. Do not miss either the six oratories Beuil we found everywhere in the territory.

The Chapel of the White Penitents dates for its eighteenth century and boasts an enrollment historical monument. It has a façade entirely in trompe l'oeil in a pseudo baroque style.

Originally built between the late twelfth and early thirteenth century, the castle of Beuil not present today but ruins. Property Grimaldi, it is in fact completely destroyed in the first half of the seventeenth century following the execution of Hannibal Grimaldi in 1621.

The main tourist attraction is its open Beuil ski resort in summer also. It has over 90 kilometers of marked trails with fifty runs for all levels. The site also offers twenty-five km of hiking trails on snowshoes or cross-country skiing, and it is also possible to play tennis, football or mountain biking in the summer.

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

A plant fair is offered in June and a fair summer in July and August and a cattle fair in September. garage sales are also held in July and August.

In February, up to the carnival festivities.

The feast of St. John is held in June.

In July, up to St. Anne with such a ball, musical evenings and fireworks.

In mid-July for the national holiday, fireworks place.

In early August, a children's festival comes with many animations.


Beuil General view
Beuil General view
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Penitents Chapel
Penitents Chapel
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Church Place
Church Place
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Cians Gorges
Cians Gorges
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Gorges Cians (© E.J)
Gorges Cians (© E.J)
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Cians (© E.J) Gorges
Cians (© E.J) Gorges
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Gorges Cians (© E.J)
Gorges Cians (© E.J)
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Gorges Cians (© E.J)
Gorges Cians (© E.J)
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Thursday 29 february
Min. 4°C - Max. 12°C
Friday 1 march
Min. 2°C - Max. 10°C
Saturday 2 march
Min. 1°C - Max. 6°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sporty or family rafting, kayaking or aqua trekking
Sports sensations35 € Puget-Théniers (17.1 km)
Sportive Canoe Rafting on your own on the Var River – 1 hour from Nice
Sports sensations30 € Villars-sur-Var (18.9 km)
Paragliding over the Préalpes d'Azur Regional Natural Park
Sports sensations90 € to 130 € Gréolières (33 km)
Canyoning in the Gours du Ray – Departing from Gréolières (40 mins. From Grasse)
Sports sensations55 € Gréolières (33 km)
Equestrian activity in the Ubaye Valley
Sports sensations65 € Jausiers (41 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Black Wood Tour
HikeIntermediate3:00Valdeblore (17.1 km)
Col de la Madeleine
HikeIntermediate4:00Valdeblore (17.1 km)
Lakes Vens
HikeIntermediate6:30Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée (18.6 km)
Rabuons Lake
Village visitAthletic7:00Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée (18.6 km)
Plateau of St. Barnaby
HikeEasy1:00Saint-Martin-d'Entraunes (19.1 km)

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