Beuil is a mountain village known as a ski and sports center. The village is located at the northern end of the Gorges du Cians, 6 km east of Valberg and 24 km west of St. Sauveur-sur-Tinée.
Cians 2 km |
Daluis 20 km |
Entrevaux 37 km |
Guillaumes 20 km |
Isola 38 km |
Nice 73 km (airport) |
Péone 15 km |
Plan-du-Var 49 km |
Puget-Théniers 30 km |
Roubion 12 km |
Roure 22 km |
Saint Sauveur-sur-Tinee 24 km |
Valberg 6 km |
Hotels near Beuil: |
6 km Valberg |
38 km Isola |
73 km (airport) Nice |
The village houses are steep-roofed alpine style, grouped tightly around the 17th-century church, and there is a small museum in the village.
First record, 13th century Castrum de Bellio; 1570: Bueilh.
Beuil was originally a Roman village, and during medieval times the village followed the history of the Grimaldis.
Office de Tourisme
Tel : 04 93 02 32 58; Fax: 04 93 02 33 35
Fête: first Sunday following: 24 June; 26 July; 15 Aug.
Foire: 9 Sept; 3 Oct.
Bus Line 770 Nice - Beuil
Bus line 770, Nice -Beuil, departs from the Nice Gare Routier, stops at the Gare SNCF (railway station), Nice airport terminal-1 and several village along the way. The full trip takes 3-1/2 hours and costs 1 euro.
Stops include Colomars gare, Plan-du-Var, Villars-sur-Var, Touët-sur-Var, Puget-Théniers, Entrevaux, Guillaumes, Valberg station, Beuil Les-Launes, Beuil syndicate-d'initiative.
An official list of Alpes-Maritimes bus lines, with links to the schedules for each line (PDF), is available on the following link:
Beuil is especially popular for winter sports, including cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, and even a ski jump.
With all the rivers in the area, Beuil is also a good starting point for fishing.
IGN (1/25,000) #3640 OT "Haut Cians, Valberg"
There's plenty of good hiking here.
The GR52A [GR] passes through the village, going northwest through Péone and Châteauuef-d'Entraunes and east to Roubion, Roure and St. Sauveur-sur-Tinée.
A 5-km hike north up the upper Cians river will take you to the GR5 trail that crosses east-west through the Parc National du Mercantour.
Many other trails in the mountains closely around Beuil offer opportunities for loop hikes through beautiful larch forests.
There are a couple of dozen peaks higher than 2000 m, and many deep valleys carved by swift mountain streams, so the hiking isn't easy.
Mt. Mounier (2817 m), about 10 km north, is inside the boundaries of the Parc du Mercantour, and a hike up there from Beuil would be memorable.
• In the Michelin Bib Gourmand Guide 2010
Closed: 30 mars-10 avril et 1er octobre-26 décembre
Tel: 0493 023 127
Lodging - Hotels
Hotels in Towns Nearby to Beuil
• 6 km — Valberg hotels
• 38 km — Isola hotels
• 73 km (airport) — Nice hotels