Right next to Monaco, the city of Cap d’Ail lies between sea and mountains. The city benefits from its rich natural and architectural heritage : an idyllic panorama, lush green spaces, and fancy villas from the Belle Epoque.
Cap d’Ail France – visiting :
. Villa Les Camélias :
Built during the Belle Époque, Villa les Camélias shelters a private museum disclosing the works of the Basque painter Ramiro Arrue. The ground floor redraw the history of Cap d’Ail through archives, photos, and objects.
. Belle Époques villas :
At the end of the 19th century, Cap d’Ail becomes a tourist hub cherished by the European high society. As a result of this popularity, exceptional villas started to pop up all over the coast. During the 20th century, many celebrities used to hide in these villas, like Greta Garbo, George Shlee, Josephine Baker, and Winston Churchill.
. Le Château des Terrasses :
Built at the end of the 19th century, the Château des Terrasses has been made famous by the tsar Nicolas, who rented the villa in 1895. This architectural gem full of history boasts an exceptional setting of a park. It regularly hosts exhibitions, concerts, and many genres of artists performances, like the “Nuits d’été”.
. Sacha Guitry Park :
Cap d’Ail France – going out :
. Le Cabanon :
Confidential and romantic, Le Cabanon offers a menu mixing mediterranean and Oriental flavors. Here you can enjoy your dishes in a serene and chic atmosphere with an exceptional sea view.
. Plage de la Mala :
Some would say it’s the most beautiful beach of the Côte d’Azur. Plage de la Mala is a postal card scenery, the water is crystal-blue and the beach is surrounded by impressive cliffs. There are two ways leading to the beach : the sentier du littoral (coastal path) or by the stairs de la Mala. Insider tip : there is a mysterious cave accessible within swimming distance.
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