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Saint-Jean-Cap-FerratFrance

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

Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat featuring street scenes and a coastal town

Cap-Ferrat

5/5Exceptional!(2 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the restaurants and gardens in Cap-Ferrat. You might want to make time for a stop at Cap-Ferrat Lighthouse or Plage des Fosses.

Cap-Ferrat

Top hotels in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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
The price is £448 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct

Located in Cap-Ferrat, this luxury hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Cap-Ferrat Lighthouse and 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Paloma Beach. Cros Dei Pin Beach and Passable ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (85 reviews)

"Excellent all round. Thank you for looking after us so well."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jul 2020

Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel
Boutique Hôtel & Spa la Villa Cap Ferrat
Boutique Hôtel & Spa la Villa Cap Ferrat
3 out of 5
49 Avenue Denis Semeria, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Alpes-maritimes
The price is £139 per night from 25 Sep to 26 Sep

Situated by the sea, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cros Dei Pin Beach, Passable Beach and Villa Ephrussi. Beaulieu sur Mer Station is 27 minutes by ...

4.3/5Excellent! (133 reviews)
Great boutique hotel!

"Lovely hotel with outdoor pool and hot tub. Family suite was spacious and well equipped with doors leading out to outdoor seating and pool. Restaurants and bars five minute walk away. We hope to be back!!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2019

Boutique Hôtel & Spa la Villa Cap Ferrat
Hotel Royal Riviera
Hotel Royal Riviera
5 out of 5
3, Avenue Jean Monnet, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is £194 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct

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 ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (266 reviews)

"The Staff were brilliant. The personal touch was amazing. They really took care of us, we reckon to all of their guests. Bina was so nice and great, the concierge and the people who parked our car all the time were all amazing. The hotel itself was flawless, our room was so cozy and the design of ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Feb 2020

Hotel Royal Riviera

Popular places to visit in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Paloma Beach
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Paloma Beach

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Paloma Beach, a popular beach in Nice.

Villa Ephrussi
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Villa Ephrussi

5/5(22 reviews)

Tour this opulent villa on the French Riviera, admire the exquisite interior and take a relaxing walk through the estate’s many exotic gardens.

Cros Dei Pin Beach
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Cros Dei Pin Beach

5/5(1 review)

Why not spend a care-free afternoon at Cros Dei Pin Beach during your travels in Nice?

Promenade des Anglais
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Promenade des Anglais

4.5/5(425 reviews)

Stroll the promenade day or night for views across the Bay of Angels, and access to Nice’s best beaches.

Marineland Antibes
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Marineland Antibes

4.5/5(88 reviews)

Make time to visit the sea creatures at Marineland Antibes, and learn why this is a favourite attraction in Antibes. Visit the area's shops or amble around its beautiful beaches.

Casino Monte Carlo
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Casino Monte Carlo

4/5(255 reviews)

Take a trip to the glamorous heart of Monaco, where you can try your luck with games or simply explore the palatial landmark.

Top things to do in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Private Tour on a Solar Powered Boat near Nice & Monaco
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Private Tour on a Solar Powered Boat near Nice & Monaco

£58
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Romantic Private Tour on a Solar Boat near Nice & Monaco
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Romantic Private Tour on a Solar Boat near Nice & Monaco

£47
Per adult
Evening Private Tour on a Solar Boat near Nice & Monaco
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Evening Private Tour on a Solar Boat near Nice & Monaco

£89
Per adult
Private Riviera Boat Cruise with your own Captain (up to 7)!
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Private Riviera Boat Cruise with your own Captain (up to 7)!

£354
Per adult
Discover the Coastline on a Solar Powered Boat
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Discover the Coastline on a Solar Powered Boat

£116
Per adult
Saint John Cap Ferrat to Nice Airport
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Saint John Cap Ferrat to Nice Airport

£49
Per adult

Reviews of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Pips&Tony

29 Feb 2020

All Perfect...we love it

5/5 - Excellent

Simon

21 Apr 2019

Beautiful town, need taxi / uber to get there and most areas from our hotel, but so worth it!!!!

Cities near Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Nice featuring signage, street scenes and heritage architecture

Nice

Villefranche-sur-Mer

Villefranche-sur-Mer

Beaulieu-sur-Mer

Beaulieu-sur-Mer

Monaco showing a coastal town and a marina

Monaco