Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Beaulieu sur Mer - Cote D' Azur

beaulieu sur mer cote d' azur
A panoramic image of the small bay and port on Beaulieu sur Mer's western side, showing Villa Kerylos at the far right hand side, and the hills above Monaco in the background. Beaulieu sur Mer is situated between Nice and Monaco, just a short bus (20 mins) or train ride (10 mins) away from either. The building on the far left is La Rotonde, which doubled as the casino in one of my favourite movies, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin.
The Villa Kerylos was built between 1902 and 1908 in the period the French call the "Belle Epoque", it is a unique reconstruction of an ancient Greek home, which is open to visitors. You can read more about it here http://www.villa-kerylos.com/en/home
This a a great area to spend a day, wandering around Beaulieu, Cap Ferrat and Villafranche, all within easy walking distance.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...