Walks on the Cote d’Azur: what to see, what to do in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, in the Pays de Nice?


A small town on the Côte d’Azur, Beaulieu-sur-Mer offers many activities and beautiful landscapes to admire. Here is an incomplete list of what you can do during your visit to the city.

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The village of Beaulieu-​sur-​Mer, located east of Nice, is a privileged location on the Riviera. With a population of approximately 3,700, the town may be less in the limelight than its neighbors, including Saint-​Jean-​Cap-​Ferrat, but it has very solid assets that will pique your curiosity!

If you are planning to visit the city, some attractions are absolutely unmissableplus beautiful beaches lined with palm trees, lush vegetation and vibrant colors.

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The famous Kerylos villa

We can already talk about Villa Kerylos. It is a reconstruction of a beautiful Greek house from the second and first centuries BC. It was built between 1902 and 1908 on behalf of Théodor Reinach, an archaeologist and politician of his time.

Between beautiful gardens on the water surface and a residence built with luxurious materials: bronze, ivory, Carrara marble… A fascinating place both architecturally and historically. The area can be explored all year round.

Change of environment guaranteed

Another pleasant place in the village of Maralpine, Petite Afrique beach, which is adjacent to the port. Here, a feeling of landscape transformation is guaranteed thanks to the exotic plants that bloomed here.

The expanse of fine sand is set into limestone cliffs and is therefore sheltered from the wind. The flora there is dense, creating a very beautiful environment and giving this coast an appearance that is both elegant and authentic.

Stroll the streets of Beaulieu

If you like city walks, then you will love the streets of Beaulieu-​sur-​Mer. You can climb to the heights and enjoy the breathtaking view of the cliffs, or go for beautiful walks along the path of the Saint-​Michel Plateau or the Promenade Maurice-Rouvier.

In the center of the city, it is advisable not to miss the gardens decorated with Mediterranean flowers, palm trees and century-old olive trees. Also take a detour to the Chapel of Santa Maria de Olivo, a business now devoted to exhibitions, or to the Provençal market with the typical aromas of the south.

Obviously, this well-known address had to appear on this list. The casino you’ll find on Baie des Fourmis is unmissable. It is located opposite the port and offers all the usual splendor of the Côte d’Azur.

A boat trip to admire the Cote d’Azur

In addition to gambling, concerts and shows are also held there. As for the bay, if it is not too crowded with passers-by, it is an ideal environment for walking along the sea. Water activities are possible here for all ages, knowing that the beach welcomes you for a walk with a view of the Mediterranean Sea.

Finally, if you have a sailor’s spirit or simply want to admire the Côte d’Azur from a different point of view, don’t hesitate to rent a boat. Great tours are offered from the city, including some leading to the famous villas of Kerylos and Ephrussi de Rothschild, as well as emblematic hotels Book AND Royal Riviera.

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