In March '13 we made our recce trip to Limone, Piemonte, Italy about 1.5 hours North of Beaulieu.The purpose was to go on an adventure AND to check the place out for a possible Ski trip. We took the train to Ventimiglia and then transferred to another train that took us right into Limone.
It is really a very lovely little ski resort... and looks the part. Lovely cobbled streets and lots of caffes and shop.. Only one problem, the shops are all closed from around nood to 4 PM. What a life! We checked out the hotels and hope to come back next year (after i get in better shape), and hit the trails. There I've written it down, so now I'm committed.