Top Choice Historic Building in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

An over-the-top, belle-époque confection, this villa was commissioned by Baroness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild in 1912. She was an avid art collector and the villa is filled with Fragonard paintings, Louis XVI fu…
Top Choice Beach in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Plage Paloma

A dreamy spot for swimming, sunbathing and water sports of all kinds, this secluded crescent of sand 1km east of St-Jean has an iconic bar-restaurant, unbeatable coastal views and a full lineup of rental equipment o…
Historic Building in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Villa Santo Sospir

Long home to the Weisweiller family, patrons of Jean Cocteau, this villa contains a fabulous series of Cocteau's original frescoes. In 1950 Cocteau asked Francine Weisweiller (1916–2003) if he could paint the living…
Park in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Jardin de la Paix

Pause beneath the pines to admire the sea views from this peaceful city park. While you're at it, don't miss the obligatory snapshot of your travelling companion(s) through the empty yellow picture frame – originall…
Beach in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Plage Cros deï Pin

At the north end of St-Jean village, just off the trail to Beaulieu-sur-Mer, this was the peninsula's original public beach. It remains popular with locals for swimming and for its family-friendly facilities, includ…
Beach in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Plage de Passable

On the peninsula's western side, this part-public, part-private beach is especially popular in late afternoon as a place to watch the sunset.
Lighthouse in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Phare du Cap Ferrat

This lighthouse is off-limits to the public, but makes a convenient landmark as you walk around the southern tip of the Cap Ferrat peninsula.