One of the most beautiful ports on the Cote d'Azur
Located in the east of the peninsula of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, between Eze and Villefranche sur Mer, the town of Beaulieu-sur-Mer stretches nearly 100 hectares protected from the winds by a rocky belt, where its truly a unique microclimate. From the Moyen Corniche to the port, its south facing territory offers a succession of terraces that have been built on since the early twentieth century with admirable villas and luxurious properties. The diversity of architecture, the incomparable landscape and proactive community echo the motto " peace in the beauty."
Heading down the town center to the beaches, one will find the fabulous Casino as well as world-renowned hotels, such as La Reserve or the Metropole. You will also enjoy strolling along the tree-shaded avenues to the scenic harbor where you will find luxury shops and restaurants. And of course you will find the picturesque Villa Kerylos donning Hellenistic architectural inspiration built by architect Emmanuel Pontremoli at the request of Theodore Reinach which is now listed as a historic monument.
A true " dream oasis " Beaulieu sur Mer is a prime residential area where the housing supply is varied: Belle Epoque buildings, luxury residences and ancient palaces make up the majority of the buildings, that for the most part are perfectly restored and maintained. The prices are high but there are still some very good opportunities, whether for a second home or as an investment, such as the Eiffel resdience. Another advantage of Beaulieu sur Mer is its breathtaking view of the Baie des Fournis and Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, with the sea in the background. Walk on the side of the boulevard Edouard VII, for example, and you can admire one of the most beautiful views in the world.
Many structures are present to accommodate children’s needs such as " Les Petits Malins ' nursery, the Lu Nistou kindergarten, an elementary school and the Jean Cocteau school. A leisure center is available for primary children in the library and smaller in the motor skills room for kindergarten age children. The youth center, meanwhile, organizes outings and helps adolescents from ages 10 to 17 with their homework.
The town is also strong with two associations dedicated to seniors. The association "Les Bleus Thursdays " features primarily sports related activities: swimming, canoeing, snowshoeing , hiking and annual trips . In contrast, the Club of Olivaie offers more cultural activities, conferences, trips and shows.
Regarding sports activities, the town has many structures: the Casimir Massiera Microsite, which provides the practice for various team sports (volleyball , football, basketball, handball ), gymnasium Pascal Manini, a petanque court, beach volleyball and tennis courts . Sports events are also held regularly: Triathlon, which annually brings together 300 participants, the International Tennis Tournament for Juniors and Seniors and Berluganes walking race.
A wide variety of water sports are also available through different organizations. The Yacht Club, for example, offers catamaran practice, kayaking, and windsurfing, all coordinated by competent and enthusiastic instructors.
Riviera Sports, meanwhile, offers high energy water activities: towed inner tube riding , jet skiing, off-shore, parasailing, waterskiing, wakeboarding ...
Looking for underwater activities? The Deux Freres Diving Club offers first time diving, explorations, night dives, day trips, renewals and international training. For more quieter and relaxing activities, it is also possible to board the Mai Mai II fishing boat (tuna, white marlin, etc. .) or walk aboard a luxury yacht. The Papetee II, offers the practice of sport fishing in two different forms: night fishing for swordfish fishing or deep water fishing.
If you prefer cultural activities, the cinema of Beaulieu-sur-Mer offers three sessions per day. It is also nice to walk through the garden of Olivaie in the shade of the 100 olive trees, as well as the garden of Verdun where children can stretch their legs in the green space dedicated for them, while adults can enjoy the sea view and the Villa Kerylos.
The Inter-Conservatory of Music and Arts is dedicated to the education of music, theater, painting and drawing. Meanwhile, the municipal dance hall Sunny Lorinczi Garnier offers ballet and jazz, yoga and gymnastics courses.
For those who love reading, the library Bibliotheque pour Tous is an associative network that offers storytelling for children, but also conferences and exhibitions for adults. Inter-media gatherings are held among others, while 23,000 books are also available.
Les Nuits Guitares is a major event each year with an eclectic program that aims to satisfy all generations. The fishermen’s festival is also specific to the city. During the latter, a tribute was paid to the Mediterranean Sea, nourishing the sea as well as a tribute to the lost sailors in the form of the launch of a wreath .
Beaulieu life is punctuated by two markets: the fruits and vegetables that takes place every morning at Place Marinoni and the Provencal market, known for its incomparable fragrance, held on Tuesday and Saturday mornings. Flea markets are held the first and third Sundays of the month on the terraces of the marina.
For walkers, a detour to the market place with its ornate gazebo and the Hippolyte Marinoni rotary monument is a must-see. The Sacre Coeur church and the Romanesque chapel of Sancta Maria Olivo are also great sites to discover. It is also nice to go Whitechurch dock where you can admire many boats while enjoying the commercial gallery.
In summer, you can enjoy the sun at the beach of the beach La Petite Africa nestled against the cliff, or the Baie des Fournis that is located in the gardens of the Casino.
The city has two ports: the marina with its 723 slips and its many shops and restaurants as well as the port of Fournis, a smaller picturesque harbor.
And finally, gastronomically speaking, we recommend the African Queen restaurant, trusted name for its Mediterranean cuisine, Le Max for his American, Italian and Mediterranean fare, and the Reserve de Beaulieu and Spa that offers haute cuisine in a modern creative style.
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