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Beuil

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-Maritimes

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

MunicipalityBeuil
Postcode06470
Tourism label
Latitude44.0942239 (N 44° 5’ 39”)
Longitude6.9902530 (E 6° 59’ 25”)
AltitudeFrom 1040m to 2815m
Surface area75.65 km²
Population519 inhabitants
Density6 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNice (48 mi, 1h20)
Insee code06016
IntercommunalityCC Alpes d'Azur
DepartmentAlpes-Maritimes
TerritoryAlps, French Riviera
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Valberg4.3 mi (11 min)
Roubion8 mi (20 min)
Péone9.5 mi (26 min)
Rigaud11.1 mi (28 min)
Guillaumes12.7 mi (30 min)
Pierlas13.3 mi (33 min)
Lieuche13.4 mi (36 min)
Touët-sur-Var14.7 mi (32 min)
Saint-Sauveur-sur-Tinée15 mi (37 min)
Roure15.5 mi (41 min)
Villeneuve-d'Entraunes17.3 mi (41 min)
Sauze18 mi (47 min)
Ilonse18.3 mi (49 min)
Puget-Théniers19 mi (37 min)
Châteauneuf-d'Entraunes19.1 mi (48 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.

Photos

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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Weather

Thursday 4 june
Min. 8°C - Max. 13°C
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Friday 5 june
Min. 8°C - Max. 18°C
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Saturday 6 june
Min. 9°C - Max. 19°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sporty or family rafting, kayaking or aqua trekking
Sports sensations35 € Puget-Théniers (10.6 mi)
Sportive Canoe Rafting (on your own or with a guide) on the Var River – 1 hour from Nice
Sports sensations25 € Villars-sur-Var (11.8 mi)
Haut Verdon adventure park
Entertainment22 € Beauvezer (20 mi)
Canyoning or aqua-hiking
Sports sensations40 € to 65 € Le Broc (21 mi)
Rock Climbing in the Loup Gorges – Departing from Gourdon (40 mins. From Grasse)
Sports sensations32 € Gourdon (26 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Col de la Madeleine
HikeIntermediate4h00Valdeblore (10.6 mi)
Black Wood Tour
HikeIntermediate3h00Valdeblore (10.6 mi)
The Vens Lakes
HikeIntermediate6h30Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée (11.5 mi)
Rabuons Lake
Village visitAthletic7h00Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée (11.5 mi)
Plateau of St. Barnaby
HikeEasy1h00Saint-Martin-d'Entraunes (11.8 mi)

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