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Summary

This picturesque medieval village neighbouring the city of Menton, near the Italian frontier, overlooks the sea. Here, where the beauty of the peninsula melds with the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean below reveal sunlit dream villas peppering the famous Cap Martin. ... Few municipalities in the area combine all these charms.

Location

  • 17 min from Monaco/li>
  • 35 min from Nice
  • 40 min from Nice International Airport

History

The Roquebrune site has long attracted us, famous for its Vallonet cave, to date the oldest cave habitat identified in Europe.
In the 14th century, the commune was owned by the Grimaldi family. It became French during the French Revolution, became Monegasque again in 1814, then with Menton it became a free city in 1848. The inhabitants then decided to join France again in 1860.
In the 19th century, Cape Martin attracted all the celebrities of the Belle Epoque, of Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III, who built the sumptuous Villa Cyrnos, where she was frequently visited by Queen Victoria, in Sissi, Empress of Austria, who loves to walk on the path overlooking the sea.

Surroundings

Protected from the northern winds by the Mont-Agel which rises to 1145, located between Menton and Monaco, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin enjoys a particularly mild climate, giving a lush vegetation. From prehistoric times, to the Romans, the Lombards, the crowned heads of Europe and artists of the Belle Epoque era, all fell in love with this place ...
You will be charmed by the charm of atypical village houses and contemporary villas with incredible sea views.

Lifestyle

Adjoining the lovely city of Menton but proudly attached to Roquebrune, the Cap Martin peninsula has retained its Belle Époque face, and is renowned for the prestigious homes hidden in lush vegetation.
Stroll for a day among the fragrant roads that cross the peninsula, shaded by pine forests and mimosa bushes, the sound of cicadas will forever remind you of the pleasure of your stay. The sight-seeing paths will allow you to discover beautiful views of the coast. But it is from the eastern shore of the Cap Matin which offers the best view of Menton, the mountain rising behind it and the coastline of Italy.

Irresistible

The Cambusier promenadeFrom the “Golfe Bleu”, follow the Cape Martin coastal path with superb views over the bay of Menton and the Italian coasts every step of the way.
On the way you will discover the sculpture tribute to Joséphine Baker, the bust of Le Corbusier, The old Grand Hôtel du Cap, the distinguishedvillas of the private residential domain of Cap Martin, and the celebrated “Villa E1027” built by the famous designer, Eileen Gray.
The rugged coastline with beautiful panoramas over the bay of Cabbé, Roquebrune Village and the Principality of Monaco.

Activities / tourism

  • The medieval village: small garden squres, fountains, paths passing under ancient vaults, fortified doors ... The village offers the visitor a very picturesque promenade.
  • The castle: Was built in 970 by Conrad I, count of Ventimiglia. In the 15th century, the Grimaldi family reinforced the fortress. Sold in 1808 to five citizens of Roquebrune, it was later passed, at the beginning of the 19th century, to a wealthy British tourist, Sir William Ingram, who donated the castle to the town in 1921. Since 1927, it has been listed as a historic monument.
  • The millennial olive tree
  • The intimately decorated churches

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Beaulieu-sur-Mer
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