Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat is a unique area and one of the most beautiful pearls of the Mediterranean. This peninsula is located next to Nice and Villefranche sur Mer with Cap Ferrat at its end. Its intimacy, its winter warmth and its palaces make it a very popular place for a wealthy aristocracy and great international fortunes.
It is in Cap Ferrat that one sees one of the most beautiful palaces in the world, the Grand Hôtel du Cap, which stands in the middle of a paradisiacal garden.
It was in 1876 that the Compagnie Générale des Eaux was created in the middle of a wooded park. It is an artificial lake of 6800m³ that feeds the Vésubie, embellished with an islet and a waterfall. It is thanks to this water that the peninsula is covered with denser and more diverse vegetation. From then on, Cap Ferrat became a privileged place of excursion for the Nice families who came by horse-drawn carriages to picnic under the pines and olive trees or to have lunch in one of the restaurants that appeared near the port.
Between land and sea, the peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is a call for tranquility. Its hiking trails, which run along the seaside, offer an exceptional discovery of the coastline over 12 kilometers. Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is perfectly located between Nice and Monaco. It is dotted with splendid villas hidden behind majestic gates and subtropical gardens; a haven in the past and as for today, it is a place known for famous artists including singers, actors, politicians and royalty such as Somerset Maugham, King Leopold II of Belgium, American director Otto Preminger, Charlie Chaplin, Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle, French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Cocteau, David Niven and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
To discover all the beauty of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, start your day on foot by taking the seaside path.
It is marked out over 14 km and divided into 3 parts: the Cap Ferrat tour, the Pinède and the Maurice Rouvier promenade, which connects Saint Jean Cap Ferrat to Beaulieu.
Continue in the lush gardens of the villa surrounded by the sea. Baroness Ephrussi de Rothschild was inspired by her travels to create the 7 gardens which are declined in several themes such as Japanese, Spanish and Florentine.
At the end of the day, admire the sunset on your waterfront terrace…
The Tour of Cap-FerratAround this paradise which extends over 200 hectares between Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Villefranche-sur-Mer, the coastal path takes shape through the limestone cliffs and by the sea, where the lighthouse of the cape protected its sailors for many years...
From the heart of the village of Saint-Jean-Cap Ferrat, there is a small fishing port that has become a privileged place. The walk circumvents the entire peninsula to the beach of Passable. You can appreciate the wild character of a coast which only the grand hotel of Cap Ferrat dares to impose.
As you can understand , everything here is calm, luxury and full of pleasure…!