Beaulieu Sur Mer
Toward the end of the 19th century, as the Côte d'Azur developed into a world destination for the wealthy, Beaulieu-sur-Mer became a favorite residence for European royalty and rich Americans such as Isaac Singer, founder of the sewing machine company, and James Gordon Bennett, Jr., publisher of the New York Herald.
Beaulieu-sur-Mer was established as a self-standing commune in 1891. It is the smallest commune, covering 92 hectares (230 acres), in the department of the Alpes-Maritimes. A large yacht harbor takes up most of the eastern seafront of the village.
Today Beaulieu-sur-Mer is known as a beautiful Mediterranean resort village with quality marina facilities. It is also known as the site of the Villa Kerylos.