Situated 10 km from Nice and its international airport, Beaulieu-sur- Mer is an up-market seaside resort town in addition to being a year-round commercial and residential town. Frequented in the past by royalty and members of the aristocracy, Beaulieu today continues to be a high-class village in true Mediterranean style. The luxurious properties, beautiful parks and gardens, as well as the extravagant limousines that you will come across in Beaulieu all remind you that this is the heart of the Côte d'Azur. You can wander around the pretty streets, admire the exclusive boutiques, stroll along the sea-side, whilst in the evening you can visit the casino after dining at one of the excellent village restaurants.
The lower part of town has shops, shady tree-lined sidewalks as well as beaches and yacht marinas nestled amongst abundant vegetation. Beaulieu means "beautiful place" in French, and it is aptly named. With its beaches bordered by palm trees, the superb light and warm temperatures for most of the year, Beaulieu is one of the most delightful places to stay on the Côte d'Azur.
You can relax on the sandy beaches and soak up the sun or go swimming in the sea. If you prefer to be more active, you can go water ski-ing, jet ski-ing, wind surfing and boats can be hired for tuna fishing trips.
Two of the most exclusive hotels are situated here, the famous 'La Reserve' and the 'Royal Riviera'.
Don't miss a visit to the Greek villa of 'Kérylos'.This extravagant and faithful reproduction of a luxurious, ancient Greek villa never fails to impress visitors by the beauty of its interior with its mosaics, marble, frescos and treasures from the 6th to the 10th century BC. It will transport you back to a long-forgotten ancient way of life during the time of the Athenians.
Situated at the edge of the water, facing the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula, you will equally appreciate the villa's garden and superb view overlooking the sea.
Entry: €8 (1 child free for every 3 paid tickets).
There is a railway station in the centre of the town by the 'Super U' supermarket. The trains run regularly from Nice to Monaco.
There is a regular Bus service from Nice to Monaco stopping in the town - For timetables see www.lignedazur.com/index.asp
BEAULIEU SUR MER OFFICE DE TOURISME
Place Georges- Clemenceau,
06310 BEAULIEU SUR MER
Tél : 04 93 01 02 21