100th and 150th anniversaries

Beaulieu-sur-Mer remembers and commemorates 100th and 150th anniversaries: the centenary of the end of World War I, the centenary of Gordon Bennett’s death and the 150th anniversary of the train arrival in Beaulieu.

Beaulieu stages events throughout the end of 2018 to mark these important dates in the city’s history.

An exhibition in the Chapel Sancta Maria de Olivo shows the life of soldiers in trenches and the bravery of those who fought, lived and died in the First World War. A part of the exhibition is devoted to Gordon Bennett, the owner of The New York Herald who discovered Beaulieu in 1886 and spent a lot of time there in his house Namouna. He was quite a character with his flamboyant and sometimes erratic behavior.

On October 18th, the first train arrived in Beaulieu and this event will affect the whole town and its inhabitants. Now easily accessible, Beaulieu’s haven of peace will quickly become a preferred destination for many crowned heads as well as major industrialists. The arrival of the train will accelerate the development of Beaulieu at high speed.

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