Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

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Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat featuring a coastal town and a marina

Spend long, lazy days on the fabulous beaches of this picturesque peninsula on the French Riviera. Then tour its historical buildings.

Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is a French Riviera gem, a seaside resort set in a forested peninsula that juts out into the Mediterranean. For decades, this tranquil haven has been a summer vacation spot of the rich and famous. Luxury yachts sail in and out of the harbor overlooked by grand old villas, while village life chugs along at a gentle pace on the restaurant and café terraces.

Southern France is widely lauded for its exceptional beaches and the sandy expanses of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat are no exception. Make the most of the hot summers in this Mediterranean resort with an afternoon at Port Beach. This is the largest stretch of sand on the peninsula.

For a more intimate setting, rent loungers on the charming Passable Beach. It is situated in a small cove surrounded by trees. Dine at the restaurant with a view of the clear water. At Paloma Beach, rent watersports equipment such as water skis, banana boats and jet skis. Go to the southernmost point of the peninsular for the magnificent sight of the 112-feet (34-meter) Cap Ferrat Lighthouse.

Another landmark structure is the Villa Ephrussi, a palatial hilltop home that once belonged to the Baroness Ephrussi de Rothschild. View the massive art collection, which includes 18th-century paintings, antique furniture and Flemish tapestries. Stroll through the landscaped gardens and take in dazzling views of the sea.

If you want to stretch your legs still further, enjoy a walk along the coastal path. Make sure you come back to the village to unwind in its cozy cafés and restaurants. Try the region’s specialties, such as sea bass steaks and salmon with truffles.

Reach Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat by flying into Nice Cote d’Azur Airport and rent a car for the 30-minute drive east to reach the village. A car is a good idea if you want to explore a little more of the French Riviera. Monaco is just 9.8 miles (15.7 kilometers) away, while the beaches and old churches of Villefranche-sur-Mer are about 10 minutes by car.

Where to stay in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Hôtel Vacances Bleues Delcloy
Hôtel Vacances Bleues Delcloy
3 out of 5
3, Avenue Jean Monnet, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Alpes-Maritimes
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £86 per night from 18 Feb to 19 Feb
This family-friendly Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat hotel is located by the sea, within a 10-minute walk of Beaulieu-sur-Mer Casino and Villa Kerylos. Paloma Beach is ...
3.4/5 Good! (236 reviews)
Great location and amenities
"This hotel is in an amazing location and the pool is one of the best we have had the use of, very clean and a pleasurable experience. Rooms are clean and beds very comfortable, expect something comparable to Travelodge type accommodation. But all in all a great holiday. We will definitely be ..."

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2021

Hôtel Vacances Bleues Delcloy
Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel
Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel
5 out of 5
71 Boulevard du Général de Gaulle, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Alpes-Maritimes
Located in Cap-Ferrat, this luxury hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Paloma Beach, Passable Beach and Villa Ephrussi. Beaulieu-sur-Mer Casino and Villa Kerylos ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (99 reviews)
"The amenities were outstanding as well as the customer service of the staff."

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2021

Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel
Hotel Royal Riviera
Hotel Royal Riviera
5 out of 5
3, Avenue Jean Monnet, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is £200 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar
Located in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within 1 mi (2 km) of Villa Kerylos and Villa Ephrussi. Cours Saleya and Prince's ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (295 reviews)
"I loved staying at the Royal Riviera! The entire staff, they go the extra mile to make their guests feel at home and make them happy. I was treated like a princess and I strongly recommend this hotel."

Reviewed on 16 Nov 2021

Hotel Royal Riviera
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
1 bdrm apt + 100m² private terrace on the sea Bay of Cap Ferrat
1 bdrm apt + 100m² private terrace on the sea Bay of Cap Ferrat
4 Chemin du Lido, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur
Located in Cap-Ferrat, this romantic apartment building is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Villa Ephrussi and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Paloma Beach. Beaulieu-sur-Mer Casino ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (14 reviews)
The perfect getaway
"Wowwwww!!! This place is stunning and the views are priceless. Mortimer was incredible and super responsive. We used the kitchen and loved cooking with a view. The hot tub was perfect once it heated up. We loved it here and cannot wait to come back again soon."

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2020

1 bdrm apt + 100m² private terrace on the sea Bay of Cap Ferrat
Splendid 3 Bedroom Triplex with Beautiful Sea View Terrace, Center Village
Splendid 3 Bedroom Triplex with Beautiful Sea View Terrace, Center Village
21 Avenue Claude Vignon, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur
Located in Cap-Ferrat, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Paloma Beach and Passable Beach. Villa Ephrussi and Beaulieu-sur-Mer Casino are ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Été 2021
"Maison très bien entretenue, bien placée et agréable à vivre sur 3 étages plus le toit/terrasse"

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2021

Splendid 3 Bedroom Triplex with Beautiful Sea View Terrace, Center Village
QUIET HOUSE - STUNNING VIEW 300 M FROM THE SEA
QUIET HOUSE - STUNNING VIEW 300 M FROM THE SEA
Avenue Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur
This family-friendly Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat holiday home is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Villa Ephrussi and Passable Beach. Paloma Beach is ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Un site de rêve
"Sur un beau terrain en restanques avec une belle vue sur la baie de Beaulieu,la maison authentique est très pratique avec une terrasse agréable et un accès à la mer à pied proche qui permet de varier les expositions au cours de journée."

Reviewed on 16 Nov 2020

QUIET HOUSE - STUNNING VIEW 300 M FROM THE SEA
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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