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Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat is an exceptional part of the Côte d’Azur and one of the most loveliest places on the Mediterranean coast. The peninsula is situated next to Nice and to Villefranche sur Mer and extends out to Cap Ferrat. Its tranquillity and warm climate make it a favourite holiday destination amongst European aristocracy and international millionaires.
In order to better appreciate the beauty of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, you can visit on foot by taking the coastal path.
It is signposted for 14 km and divided into 3 parts : the tour of Cap Ferrat, the pine-forest and the Maurice Rouvier walk which links Saint Jean Cap Ferrat to Beaulieu sur Mer. At the tip of Cap Ferrat, you will find one of the most beautiful hotels in the world, the “Grand Hôtel du Cap Ferrat” which is set amidst a fabulous garden.
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Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
You can visit one of the most beautiful villas on the peninsula which is open to the public and is like a palace from “One Thousand and One Nights” : the Villa Ile de France. This mansion is decorated with the treasures of the baronness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild. More than 5000 works of art are displayed, together with an impressive collection of furniture, lamps and carpets… it’s quite wonderful !
The visit continues in the gardens of the villa surrounded by the sea. The Baroness Ephrussi de Rothschild was inspired by her travels to create 7 gardens designed around several themes… Spanish, Florentine or Japanese…garden of the Muses, garden of the Lapidary, the rose garden… impeccable walk-ways, palm-trees and rare fragrances surround this paradise.
This is a small marina with 560 berths. It is very well sheltered and quiet, located at St Jean. There are many restaurants situated on the quayside and ships’ chandlers’ facilities.
The three beaches are probably one of the most interesting for the casual visitor
Paloma beach southeast of the port, on the north side small peninsula (St Hospice). Being on a northeast-facing shore and at the base of some tall cliffs, this beach is the most protected from winds, and has less sun in the afternoons. The beach bar is about a 5-10 minutes walk from the port, whereby you walk south and up the road past La Voile d’Or, straight, past the hotel Brise Marine, to the junction of Ave Claude Vignon, turn left, towards “Chapelle St. Hospice”, for about 300 m.
Passable beach is on the northwest side of the main peninsula, past the Office de Tourisme. It’s west-facing, with a view across the Rade de Villefranche.
Cro de Peï Pin is the biggest beach, located just north of the port at the Anse Lilong (the bay between the main peninsula and the smaller St Hospice peninsula), facing eastward into the Baie des Fourmis and the Tete de Chene. There is public parking alongside the beach.
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Office of Tourisme
Office Municipal du Tourisme,
59, Avenue Denis Séméria,
Tel 04 93 76 08 90