Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

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Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat which includes a marina and a coastal town

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, 6230
Fully refundable
The price is $206 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 2
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the pool and the comfy ...
3.4/5 Good! (242 reviews)
"Great facilities for family."

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2022

Hôtel Vacances Bleues Delcloy
Hotel Royal Riviera
Hotel Royal Riviera
5 out of 5
3, Avenue Jean Monnet, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Alpes-Maritimes, 6230
The price is $668 per night from Jul 21 to Jul 22
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (302 reviews)
"nice and beautiful property"

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2022

Hotel Royal Riviera
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, 6230
The price is $2,389 per night from Jul 9 to Jul 10
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (106 reviews)
"My wife and I had the most amazing and enjoyable stay at the hotel. The staff and the service provided were just exceptional, we were made to feel so welcomed and we can't wait to return again very soon. Bravo!"

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2022

Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel
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.
Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences Antibes Le Maestria
Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences Antibes Le Maestria
3 out of 5
664 route des 3 Moulins, Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes, 6600
The price is $88 per night from Jun 30 to Jul 1
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Antibes. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the quiet rooms ...
4/5 Very Good! (498 reviews)
"Very good access to the A8 highway for getting around, and about 15 minutes to get into Antibes and the beach. Very helpfull staff, reasonable pricing."

Reviewed on May 28, 2022

Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences Antibes Le Maestria
Goldstar Suites Nice
Goldstar Suites Nice
4 out of 5
45 rue Maréchal Joffre, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, 6000
The price is $183 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 30
Stay at this 4-star boutique residence in Nice. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (921 reviews)
"Nice place. First two days there was some ridiculous construction, incessant banging for 5-6 hours per day, but after I complained the noise ceased. Otherwise nice place"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Goldstar Suites Nice
Aparthotel Adagio Nice Promenade des Anglais
Aparthotel Adagio Nice Promenade des Anglais
4 out of 5
179 Promenade Des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, 6200
The price is $214 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Nice. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the family amenities in our reviews. Popular ...
3.9/5 Good! (555 reviews)
"Service was great. Location a little noisy from cars but view is very nice"

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

Aparthotel Adagio Nice Promenade des Anglais
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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