What to do in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Going out in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat – visiting :

. Rothschild’s Villa Ephrussi :

This sumptuous domain was built by the baroness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild at the beginning of the 20th century. It holds many art collections with sumptuous furnishings. The villa is surrounded by 9 magnificent gardens with foreign influences : Spanish, Florentine, Japanese … From the 5th of July to the 31st of August, on Mondays and Tuesdays, the villa is opened to the public a nocturnal experience. During these summer nights, many events take place in the estate : music bands and artists are invited to perform, exclusive bars and a magical setting.

. Sentier du Littoral : 

The coastal path of ‘le sentier du littoral’ runs alongside the peninsula of Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat. This stretch goes through limestones and sharp reefs, where the lighthouse protected the sailors over the time. The lighthouse was built by the Sardinians in 1827 and tore down by the Germans in 1944. 6 years after the war, the lighthouse was built up again.

From the harbor of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, the hike around the Cap takes less than 2 hours for 5,9 kilometers to reach the beach of Passable, offering dramatic views over the sea.

Going out in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat – guided tours :

. Botanical tour :

“Discover the rich botanical heritage of Saint-Jean, a land that was once barren and rocky. Dragon trees, palm trees, carob trees, jacarandas, hibiscus and cycas trees etc. Immerse yourself in the lush flora of the peninsula and discover a huge variety of different plant species.” The walk is ideal for families : it’s free and lasts for about 2 hours.

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. Heritage and celebrities

This free guided tour starts at the “Bureau d’Information Touristique” of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, located on the 5 avenue Denis Séméria. In 2 hours, you will learn more on the celebrities and the crowned heads that contributed to the notoriety of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

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. The Shell Museum

The largest collection of Mediterranean visible to date. More than 400 world records. A 6-minute introductory film. Observation of micro shells using binoculars made available. Identification or exchange of shells.

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