Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is a charming fishing village in the heart of the French Riviera, situated between Nice and Monaco. Surrounded by cobalt blue waters and nestled in greenery, its unspoilt charm has always attracted the rich and famous. Lo Scoglietto otherwise known as Fleur du Cap is one of the oldest Villas in the area and was first a former home to Charlie Chaplin, followed by David Niven. Since 1889, over 50 hectares on the western side of the peninsula have also been acquired by Begium King Leopold II. As you explore the coastal paths, you will notice the grand estates and beautiful gardens giving you a glimpse into 

the life of luxury this resort exudes. Despite being tucked away, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is only 25 minutes from Nice and even closer to Monte Carlo, giving visitors the chance to enjoy the quiet relaxing atmosphere, while having easy access to the glitz of Monaco. Being part of the Pelagos Sanctuary for Mediterranean Marine Mammals, the peninsula is jointly projected by France, Monaco and Italy, making it a hotspot for diving and snorkelling expeditions. This along with the strict architectural guidelines on land have preserved the village from overdevelopment, making it one of the French Riviera’s last natural gems. 


The peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is one the most peaceful havens on the Cote d'Azur, making its walking trails a great way to explore this 12km stretch of coast. Here is just one: Starting at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat Town Hall, this 30-minute walk takes you on a smooth 1.4km trail to Beaulieu-sur-Mer.


Between 1840 and 1876, inmates came from Villefranche prison to Saint-Jean to build a harbour, currently known as Quai Lindbergh. This peaceful marine setting is perfect for taking a stroll into the shops and galleries along the quayside, or stopping for lunch in one of the several restaurants. If you are passing, keep an eye out for Neptune which hosts different exhibitions and events throughout the year.


Although open to the public, most of this beach is private offering a more exclusive atmosphere. From Easter to late September, there is a Mediterranean restaurant which specialises in delicious freshly caught fish. Alternatively, sit back and relax on one of their sun loungers, make use of the hot showers, enjoy the bar service or dive into the water for some watersports.