Beaulieu-sur-Mer enjoys a temperate climate, ideal for the development of Mediterranean and exotic species.
Two gardens stand out and invite you to discover some of this remarkable plant heritage.
Le Jardin de l’Olivaie – Square Calmette
Few steps away from the sea, the “jardin de l’olivaie” gives you an oasis of calm and serenity. The presence of the olive tree is deeply attached with the life and development of Beaulieu-sur-Mer. Its antic designation “Olivo” comes from it. By the way, the tree is symbolized on the city coat of arms.
In this park, besides the restful and mesmerizing presence of Olea europaea, the ground is covered with a typical lawn "kikuyu" of this garden. Outer walls are covered by climbing plants including some Thunbergia, “black-eyed Susan vine” and a wonderful Ficus pumila.
A monumental gate adorns this garden above the marina, the entrance is via Rue Jean Bracco.
From 01 April to 31 October : 8 am – 7 pm
From 01 November to 31 March : 8 am – 6 pm
Closed for private or public events : inquire in town hall +33(0)4 93 76 47 00.
This area of promenade and relaxation once belonged to the former Bristol Hotel, flower of the luxury hotel trade at the Belle Epoque. It enjoys a prestigious setting, facing the sea and close to the beach of the Fourmis, between the Casino and the Rotonde.
Today owned by the city, it has retained its spirit of botanic garden, displaying many exotic species: the fragrant Paulownia tomentosa, whose blooming reminiscent of that of Jacaranda, the imposing Araucaria cunninghamii, the flamboyant Brachychiton acerifolius, or palm trees of all kinds, including the amazing Sabal bermudana or the elegant Washingtonia filifera.
The youngest will be delighted by the presence of a kindergarten.
Opening of the playground:
From 15 June to 15 September : 8 am – 7 pm
From 16 September to 14 June : 8 am – 6 pm
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