BEAUSOLEIL A balcony on the MediterraneanShare
Beausoleil, a flowery town and green setting on the Côte d'Azur, situated in an amphitheatre above the Principality of Monaco, between 40 and 560m in altitude.
The city has many attractive and pleasant places to visit during your stay; while walking through the streets of the city, you will be able to admire the magnificent "belle époque" facades, of which the sculptural "Riviera Palace" is one of the most striking representations.
The Sanctuary of St. Joseph will amaze you with its stained glass windows, and the daily market in the city centre offers a wide variety of fresh produce.
Culture is not left out, with a rich and varied theatre programme at the Michel Daner theatre and monthly exhibitions in the municipal art gallery.
Nature lovers, escape to the heights of Beausoleil to discover the Mont des Mules trail or the Devens sports complex.
Its location and origins
This exceptional geographical situation offers a remarkable panorama of the Mediterranean coastline from Cap Ferrat to Italy.
The origins of the town date back to antiquity and are linked to those of La Turbie, as the remains of the historic monument of the Oppidum du Mont des Mules testify.
But it was with the birth of Monte-Carlo that Beausoleil will prosper, created on April 10th 1904.
The town experienced a considerable demographic and economic boom, with its two casinos and its cog railway.
This "Belle Epoque" (1870-1920) favoured the arts while developing the technical progress that brought comfort and well-being to the demanding clientele.
Why the name Beausoleil?
This name was coined at the time to ensure its promotion as a tourist destination and reflects the reality: approximately 300 days of sunshine per year and a temperate climate.