Beausoleil is a great accommodation alternative for those visiting the nearby attractions of Monte-Carlo and Monaco. With historic hillside houses, winding streets, glorious views and even better weather, Beausoleil offers all of the benefits of a traditional French commune, yet is just minutes away from the glitz and glamour of Monaco. With the Italian border just 15km in the other direction, it is even possible to visit three countries in one day when staying in holiday accommodation in Beausoleil.
With accommodation prices in Monaco meaning many people being priced out of the market, Beausoleil makes for an excellent and cheaper alternative. The spectacular views of the French Riviera can be enjoyed from the comfort of a Beausoleil holiday apartment, with Monaco just a five minute journey away, with great views to be enjoyed during the short journey along the Moyenne Corniche.
Before heading in to Monaco, first take time to explore the delightful town of Beausoleil. The town makes for an excellent walk along its steep and narrow streets, particularly in the great weather that the region is famous for. Many Belle Époque houses line the centre, where a number of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants can also be found.
The Gustave Eiffel covered market is the place to head for in order to pick up some local souvenirs. The market was named after the famous French tower designer, who also built the winter garden at the nearby Riviera Palace. Another top attraction is St. Josephs Sanctuary, an aesthetic structure that contains a number of ornate stained glass windows. The Fontdivina Fountain and Wash House are other interesting landmarks that have a distinct place in local history.
Beausoleil essentially blends into Monaco and it can be hard to distinguish where one finishes and the other begins, but it goes without saying that all visitors should take a trip to the smallest independent state in the world when holidaying in Beausoleil. Famous for its Grand Prix, multi-million pound yachts, top casinos and glorious beaches, Monaco is the jewel in the crown of the Cote d’Azur. Many of Monaco’s main attractions can be found in Monte-Carlo, the playground of the rich and famous.
Summer average temperatures of above 30C and hour upon hour of glorious sunshine make self-catering apartments in Beausoleil an extremely desirable holiday rental destination. Even outside of peak months the weather is far from unpleasant and draws huge crowds of tourists.
Nice Cote d’Azur Airport (NCE) is situated just 19km along the coast from Beausoleil, making for a short but glorious drive through Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Monaco and Monte-Carlo upon arrival. The airport receives flights from several UK destinations, through both budget operators including Jet2, Bmibaby and higher-end airlines such as British Airways.