The Belle-Epoque heritage of Beaulieu
Discover the history and the Belle-Epoque heritage of Beaulieu-sur-Mer walking through the town.
The commented stroll (with the Office du tourisme) will take you along the sea front promenade, and inside the town. There are many stately Belle Epoque villas dating from the days when Beaulieu was a stylish fashionable seaside resort. These villas belonged to the British Prime Minister, the Marquess of Salisbury, the US publisher James Gordon Bennett Jr., the English steel magnate, James Livesey, the French civil engineer, Gustave Eiffel, etc.
You will learn about the birth of Beaulieu, the history of the town, its blazon, its gastronomy, its inhabitants and anecdotes from the end of the 19th century.
You will walk by: Hotel Victoria (19th century), Hotel la Réserve (1880), Eiffel Residence (1882), Palais des Anglais (1885), Saint-Micahel’s Church (1893), Bristol Hotel (1899), La Rotonde (1899) and many more buildings.
More information on Beaulieu-sur-Mer in our blog: 5 top things to see in Beaulieu-sur-Mer