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Bèuluec de Mar(Occitan)
—  Commune  —
Beaulieu-sur-Mer, seen from Saint-Hospice

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Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Nice
Canton Beausoleil
Intercommunality Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Roger Roux[1]
Area1 0.92 km2 (0.36 sq mi)
Population (Jan 2018)2 3 731
INSEE/Postal code 06011 / 06310
Elevation 0–189 m (0–620 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Beaulieu-sur-Mer (French: [boljø syʁ mɛʁ]; Occitan: Bèuluec de Mar; Italian: Belluogo; "Beautiful place [by the Sea]") is a seaside village on the French Riviera between Nice and Monaco. It is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department and borders the communes of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Èze, and Villefranche-sur-Mer.

Beaulieu-sur-Mer today[edit | edit source]

Today Beaulieu-sur-Mer is known as a beautiful Mediterranean resort village with quality marina facilities. It is also known as the site of the Villa Kerylos, and a nice place for retirement.

Sister cities[edit | edit source]

Beaulieu-sur-Mer is a sister city of Tempe, Arizona. Every year, four French students are paired with four American students, and they each spend five weeks in one another's country. This student exchange is with the Tempe Sister Cities organization, which has been voted "Best Overall Sister City Program" in both 1998 and 2004.

In popular culture[edit | edit source]

Beaulieu-Sur-Mer served as the fictional town of "Beaumont-Sur-Mer" in the hit 1988 film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and the 2019 film The Hustle.

Also appeared in the children's book Street Fair by Marjorie Fischer.

Population[edit | edit source]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
2006 3,714
2007 3,720 +0.2%
2008 3,742 +0.6%
2009 3,749 +0.2%
2010 3,761 +0.3%
2011 3,762 +0.0%
2012 3,764 +0.1%
2013 3,734 −0.8%
2014 3,745 +0.3%
2015 3,726 −0.5%
2016 3,721 −0.1%

Sights[edit | edit source]


View of the port of Beaulieu-sur-Mer

The Villa Kerylos is a structure on a low rocky promontory by the sea. It was built at the beginning of the 20th century by the archeologist Théodore Reinach and is in the style of an ancient Greek villa at the time of Pericles. The Villa was bequeathed to the Institute of France in 1928. It is currently classified as a historical monument.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

 Coolidge, William (1911). "Beaulieu". In Chisholm, Hugh. Encyclopædia Britannica. 3 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

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