Overlooking the Haut Cians and the red rocks of the gorges of the same name, Beuil is an old medieval town with a remarkable architecture with its dry stone houses with larch shingle roofs that formed an enclosure against robbers and wolves. The Lords of Grimaldi ruled there for three centuries. By following the history trail, you can admire a preserved heritage along the narrow streets: the three-part vaulted wash-house, the communal bread oven, the traditional barns, the Queen Jeanne's arcade from which the secret passages leading to the castle razed to the ground around 1621, the chapels... Beuil has become the cradle of skiing and winter sports in the Alpes Maritimes. It was in 1909 that Chevalier Victor de Cessole discovered the potential of the site. In March 1910, on its initiative, the Ski Club organized the first competitions: speed, cross-country, jumping, style and sledging competitions. It's a success. Fashion was launched and an Olympic springboard was inaugurated on March 9, 1930. Today, this small alpine village, tightly packed around its church, is a Nordic centre with beautiful cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails: alpine ski slopes starting from La Condamine and Les Launes provide a link with the resort of Valberg. The ski area thus extends over nearly 130 km and no less than fifty slopes. It is without forgetting Beuil summer resort which offers a restful setting in a very beautiful region where walks, sports, leisure activities and excursions are numerous and varied.

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