938km (583 miles) S of Paris; 10km (6 miles) E of Nice; 11km (7 miles) W of Monte Carlo

Cradled on the mainland just east of Cap-Ferrat, the Belle Epoque resort of Beaulieu-sur-Mer has long attracted bons vivants with its casino and fine restaurants. Its genteel environs once sheltered Sir Winston Churchill. Its palm-backed beaches and alfresco restaurants now welcome visiting celebrities from Bono to Kate Moss. A prime destination for a sunny afternoon in one of France’s richest seaside resorts.