A truly iconic symbol of the French Riviera dating back to the Belle Epoque, La Réserve de Beaulieu is told as one of the most fascinating stories in a magical setting.
Before being the favorite destination of the wealthy and the most-celebrated artists, this amazing estate in Beaulieu sur Mer was formerly a seafood and fish restaurant.
In 1880, Pierre Lottier, a restaurateur from Nice, decided to invest in the site at Beaulieu sur Mer and open a building named La Réserve. This name refers to the large basin dug by the restaurant for storing the catches from local fishermen. La Réserve became the gastronomic destination of the French Riviera, ensuring its guests a peaceful setting and high-quality cuisine.
In 1905, La Réserve de Beaulieu was then expanded to include luxury rooms to become the privileged destination for the world's elite to meet in a luxurious place. La Réserve included Music Hall celebrities such as Mistinguett as well as big names from the American press. Among them, journalist and motorsports patron Gordon Bennett, who would be a constant source of praise for La Réserve through his newspaper, the New York Herald. He had the first private telephone installed in the establishment and contributed to the roadway infrastructure in order to facilitate the arrival of customers to the estate.
La Réserve pays homage to this legendary character by naming one of the most emblematic rooms in the place after him: the Gordon Bennett Bar.
Since 1997, the premises have been under the direction of the Delion Family, who continue to give La Réserve its excellent reputation. They're committed to ensuring that their pink palace continues on as the epitome of luxury and prestige.
La Réserve, created in this idyllic setting, has, over the years, embodied the art of hospitality and the elegance of the greatest Mediterranean luxury hotels, which today make it one of the most prestigious showpieces.