Only 6km west of Nice, Beaulieu-sur-Mer is a stately parade of Belle-Epoque villas bordering a seaside promenade and sandy beaches. The abundant greenery flourishing along the promenade and throughout the town perfumes the air and creates a calm, flowery setting for a resort holiday.
What to See & Do
There are two delightful beaches of gravelly sand on either side of Beaulieu's small port. The shallow water is calm and when you're ready for more exertion, take a stroll along the shady seaside promenade Maurice Rouvier which leads directly to Saint Jean-Cap Ferrat.
Make sure to stop at the Villa Kerylos, an exact replica of an ancient Greek villa with every detail scrupulously researched and reproduced. Visit the lavishly furnished interior and then stroll on the botanical trail through the gardens. And at night, you can try your luck in the Grand Casino housed in a handsome early-20th-century building.
Where to Stay
Getting to Beaulieu-sur-Mer
Ligne d'Azur runs bus 81 which connects Nice with Beaulieu, stopping at Villa Kerylos and the train station. Another possibility is bus 100 which runs from Nice to Menton, stopping at Beaulieu, Villefranche, Eze and Monaco.
Beaulieu-sur-Mer is on the TER line 4 that runs from Nice to Menton. See more on travelling the French Riviera by train.
Tourist Information in Beaulieu-sur-Mer
The Beaulieu tourist office (tel 04 93 01 02 21) is right next to the train station at place Georges Clémenceau.
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