Beausoleil was built by Italian immigrants in the early twentieth century. The idea of building of a new city belonged to Camille Blanc, who later became a mayor of the city and headed it from 1904 to 1925 years.
Beausoleil stands on a cliff whose height is 95 meters above sea level. New city «Above Monte Carlo» was later renamed into Beausoleil, which translated from French as a «beautiful sun». Today it combines family buildings constructed in effect of «Belle Époque» and the amazing modern buildings - luxury hotels, casinos often built directly on the rock.
Overlooking the coast of Monaco, Beausoleil offers all Mediterranean to the tourists. The area in which the city is located retains traces of Roman culture and the presence of the Celts. The city's history is reflected in its long corridors, the famous staircase, which is nicknamed «Little Montmartre» and remarkable architectural heritage with its flagship - the Riviera Palace (Le Rivier Palace) with amazing rich facade and frieze. This palace is included in the list of historical monuments of France. The palace was built in the late of XIX century. It sits on top of a Mediterranean city, offering panoramic views of the Cote d'Azur. By the way, at the Riviera Palace it is opened a wonderful winter garden with subtropical plants, which was designed by the creator of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Gustave Eiffel. Another structure eminent architect is an urban market, indoor glass dome. They say that the famous chefs of Monaco restaurants make purchases there.
Old Port of Beausoleil is the true legacy of the Roman Empire. But the presence of the Celts in the territory of the commune evidenced by the remains of the fortress - Ligurian opodiumu on Mont Agel. Since rising to a panoramic platform, the spirit of amazing species in the area captures all the tourists!
Among the relic temple buildings in Beausoleil, it is worth to visit a parish church of St. Joseph (Sanctuaire Saint Joseph). This sanctuary was built in 1936 in the Romanesque style, the work of architects Mauméjan and Champigneulle. The architectural composition of the church is rather unusual: it consists of a main building and a high tower with gable roof, which in turn topped by a cross. The church is known by its stained glass windows, which were made by the famous glass blowers of France. Every year on March 20 the feast day in honor of the patron saint of the city celebrated in the church.
Beausoleil is very nice green city. The streets and quarters of the city are beautiful in the flowering season. With the arrival of spring, locals strongly adorn the balconies and windows of their houses with flowers that intoxicating scent in the company with the sea breeze creates a unique atmosphere of the seaside resort. In the vicinity of Bosoleya there are many growing olive groves. By the way, there is a famous olive tree there, which is over 1000 years (it leading by indicators).
Walk the winding streets of Beausoleil, its central part. You'll meet warm smiles of its locals, joyful laughter of kids, lots of cats walking by themselves who are not afraid of passersby; be sure to try delicious Italian ice cream, feel all the glamor of Monaco on the French Riviera. Visit the beautiful park of Mont-de-Mul (Le Mont des Mules) with lots of shady paths and benches, a favorite vacation spot of inhabitants of Beausoleil or park Devens (Devens Pars) on top of the city with a fitness trails, playgrounds and picnic area. And spend an evening in the company of your lover or friends in one restaurant of the city, which is impressed for its rich Mediterranean cuisine. Beausoleil
is a very welcoming city, in any season is always sunny and warm, like its name! Outstanding people of Beausoleil:
- Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) – a French poet, one of the most influential figures of the European avant-garde of early XX century, lived in Carnier
- Adrien Blandignèr (1849-1915) - Toulouse poet lived in Carnier
- Léo Ferré (1916-1993) – a French-born Monégasque poet and composer, and a dynamic and controversial live performer. During the Second World War he lived in Beausoleil
- Daniel Ducruet (1964) - a native of Beausoleil, former husband of Princess Stephanie de Monaco
- Armand Gatti (1924) – a French film and theater director, playwright, poet, journalist, screenwriter, born in Beausoleil
- Ange Mancin (1944) - a native of Beausoleil, French policeman, who in consequence became a prefect and the commander of the Legion of Honor
- Renée Saint-Cyr (1904-2004) – a French actress, born in Beausoleil
Events and Celebrations in Beausoleil:
- Saint Joseph's Day Festival / Fireworks display - March 19
- Chamber Music Festival (Festival de musique de chamber) - March
- Children's Book Festival (Festival du livre de jeunesse) - May
- Amateur Theater Festival (Festival de théâtre amateur) - June
- Day of "Belle Epoque» (Journée Belle Epoque) - August
- European Heritage Days – 3rd week of September
- Associations Day, Moneghetti discount market - September
- Christmas celebrations (Christmas market, Christmas concert) - December
- During the summer there are a lot of exhibitions, various outdoor events, theater and music shows, and sporting events