The Pear of the Côte d’Azur, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is glamorous and cultivated, yet remains astonishingly unspoilt. This enchanted strip of coastline provides a haven of secluded luxury.
Celebrated as a jewel on the Mediterranean coast, the quaint ambience and stunning scenery make Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat the perfect escape.
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Seductive Historic Charm & A Jewel of Natural Cultural Beauty
he understated presence of celebrities, royalty, writers and artists, adds to the timeless sense of old-style Riviera glamour still emanated by the area nowadays. Since the beginning of the last century, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat has served as a retreat for those who appreciate the finer things in life, who continue to journey from around the world to be seduced by the historic charm and breathtaking beauty of the surrounds.
One of the most outstanding historical sites in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is the majestic Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, a palatial home built for Beatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild in 1905 now housing her exquisite collection of Sevres and Vincennes porcelain, Flemish and Beauvais tapestries and Eighteenth Century paintings and furniture for public view. With an expanse of sumptuous Japanese, Spanish, French, Florentine, Provençal, exotic and rose themed gardens to explore, the grounds of the villa are just as enchanting as its opulent interior and pink-washed, neo-classical façade.
Celebrated as a jewel on the Mediterranean coast, the quaint ambience and stunning scenery make Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat the perfect escape. Every August, the magical gardens of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild Villa play host to the Opera-in-the-round event, an unforgettable evening where you can experience some of the greatest operatic music ever written in one of the most picturesque locations imaginable. Culminating in an intimate moonlit dinner with Opéra Les Azuriales performers, the inimitable setting of the villa guarantees a unique connection between performers and audience.
Famed for its pristine beaches including Plage la Paloma and Cro de Pei Pin, one of the best ways to enjoy the most awe-inspiring scenery of the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat village, port and coastline is to take a leisurely stroll along the beach or to the top of the peninsula. Captivating views can be seen from the Pointe St-Hospice, the site of a historic Eighteenth Century church where the most spectacular panoramic vision of the Riviera landscape unfolds in front of you. The Musée des Coquillages is a fascinating seashell museum exhibiting six thousand shells from Mediterranean and other exotic seas. However, to experience some action on the waves during your stay in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, the glistening cobalt coastline offers truly exciting yachting.
A Tranquil Evening Retreat
The undisturbed tranquillity of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat’s quiet nightlife scene adds to its appeal as an exclusive luxury retreat. On visiting Le Cap Lounge at the Royal Riviera Hotel, such is the authentic décor of the bar, the initial impression is that you have entered a collector’s room. Despite walls characterised by a magnificent zebra skin and a variety of wooden tribal masks, the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of Le Cap ensures that you feel immediately at ease, and the terrace overlooking the gardens of the hotel is the ideal spot to savour the gentle lifestyle of the Riviera as the sun goes down.
A Haven of Gastronomic Delights
Catering for the most discerning of culinary tastes, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is renowned for the sophisticated gastronomic delights its numerous restaurants have to offer. The understated elegance of Le Cap Restaurant at the Grand-Hôtel is perfect for a delicious yet uncomplicated dining experience. The seasonally-led cuisine is made with quality hand-picked local ingredients and is best enjoyed alfresco on the terrace, beneath the shady Aleppo pines.
For dining with a view, La Pergola Restaurant at the Hôtel Royal-Riviera is located at the edge of the pool overlooking the sea, exposing a stunning oceanic backdrop in every direction. With a chic, brasserie-style lunchtime menu offering an extensive choice of salads and Mediterranean specialities, La Pergola is open every day in July and August and is the perfect venue for fine summer dining in a glorious open-air setting.
Also to be found at the Hôtel Royal-Riviera, La Table Du Royal Restaurant offers high-class French gastronomy with intense Mediterranean inspiration to delight the senses. If you are keen to sample a fusion of the finest French and Mediterranean flavours, La Table du Royal provides an impeccable dining experience with an imaginative menu to please adventurous gastronomes.
Stylish Hotels of Upmost Luxury and Sophistication
With an impressive range of stylish hotels to choose from, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat boasts luxury accommodation of unsurpassed sophistication and privacy for ultimate relaxation. Nestled within acres of unspoilt natural surroundings at the very tip of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, the panoramic views which can be enjoyed from the rooms and suites of Grand Hôtel Du Cap Ferrat du Cap-Ferrat make for a truly inspiring stay. The ultimate luxury and sophistication welcomes every guest, and whilst the spa is dedicated to absolute relaxation and serenity, the elegant interior of the hotel will ensure you feel instantly at home.
With its stylish Art Deco and Neo-Hellenic design details, intricate landscaped gardens and exclusive private beach, the famous Hôtel Royal-Riviera has long been renowned for encompassing unparalleled traditional luxury, outstanding service and a fantastic range of leisure facilities. Balancing the grandeur of a palace with the warmth of a home, the Royal-Riviera Hôtel has become a legendary place to experience the very best of Mediterranean luxury living.