Beuil is one of the oldest winter sport resorts in the South of France. Various skiing competitions were held here as early as 1910. Today, Beuil is most often named with its neighboring community Valberg, some 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) to the West. The two villages form a single resort featuring some 90 kilometers (56 miles) of alpine skiing slopes of various difficulty levels, and 25 kilometers (15.5 miles ) of meticulously maintained cross-country skiing trails.
During the summer, Beuil offers some beautiful hiking trails, most of which are rather demanding. One of the best things about visiting Beuil is the spectacular drive through the "gorges du Cians", a canyon carved into deep red rock. The view is, at times, breathtaking.
The houses are alpine in architecture, fairly tall with characteristically steep roofs. This is somewhat unexpected considering that one is less than 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Nice and the Mediterranean Sea.
The photos on this page were taken on July 22, 2001
The village of Beuil
The deep red rock of the "gorges du Cians"
The center of Beuil
The 17th century church
Inside the church
In the wintertime, this is prime cross-country skiing territory
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