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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

Top Hotels in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

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
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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! (89 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

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
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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! (273 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 Feb 29, 2020

Hotel Royal Riviera
Hôtel Vacances Bleues Delcloy
Hôtel Vacances Bleues Delcloy
3 out of 5
3, Avenue Jean Monnet, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Alpes-Maritimes
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The price is $76 per night from Feb 15 to Feb 16

This family-friendly Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat hotel is located by the sea, within a 5-minute walk of Baie des Fourmis Beach and Beaulieu-sur-Mer Casino. Paloma ...

3.4/5Good! (226 reviews)

"The property itself it extremely tired and run down. The bedroom was ok though."…"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Hôtel Vacances Bleues Delcloy
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.

Vacation Rentals in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

One Bedroom Apartment with Large Terrace and Private Swimming Pool
One Bedroom Apartment with Large Terrace and Private Swimming Pool
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur

Situated by the ocean, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Baie des Fourmis Beach and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Paloma Beach. Beaulieu-sur-Mer Casino ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Delightful Apartment in a Posh Area

"My partner and I were very pleased by the charm and location of this lovely apartment. The apartment itself is light-filled and breezy, with a wonderful private terrace for enjoying sea views, a dip in the pool, and a glass of wine (or three). The apartment is kitted-out with all the necessities ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

One Bedroom Apartment with Large Terrace and Private Swimming Pool
Villa Feet IN THE Water
Villa Feet IN THE Water
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur

Situated in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cros Dei Pin Beach and Paloma Beach. Passable Beach and Villa Ephrussi are also ...

Villa Feet IN THE Water
Delightful Villa In St Jean Cap Ferrat
Delightful Villa In St Jean Cap Ferrat
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur

Situated by the ocean, this historic villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cros Dei Pin Beach and Paloma Beach. Passable Beach and Villa Ephrussi are also within 1 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
La Mignonne is mignonne

"Great place to discover Le Cap Ferrat and the surrounding area with its breath-taking views. Host is easy to reach for solving any problem."…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Delightful Villa In St Jean Cap Ferrat
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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Reviews of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

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5/5 - Excellent

Ale

Oct 14, 2019

It is the best romantic getaway definitely.

5/5 - Excellent

Mrunella

Oct 14, 2019

Fairly isolated area, both a pro and a con. Uber isn’t easily available and dining off resort was nonexistent without a 15-25 min cab ride.

5/5 - Excellent

MH

Aug 6, 2019

Tranquil part of France full of positive energies and vibes

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