Destination Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

The jewel of the French Riviera

Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, on the French Riviera, is both glamorous and beautiful, yet remains remarkably unspoilt.

Located between Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Villefranche-sur-Mer, the beautiful French Riviera peninsular of St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is, without doubt, one of the jewels of the French Riviera. For many, St Jean Cap Ferrat can be considered the apex of the French Riviera's "golden triangle", of Cap-Ferrat, Beaulieu and Villefranche. The peninsular has traditionally been a favourite holiday destination for the wealthy and their luxury yachts.

Cap-Ferrat is a popular destination on a Côte d'Azur yacht charter itinerary as Cap-Ferrat is positioned offering easy access to all major hotspots including Monaco, Nice and Cannes. The peninsula also features a picturesque port where you can stay over and experience the famous restaurants, beaches and several delightful stone paths to take in the amazing views and the entire peninsula by the sea.

Port de Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

This is a cosy marina has available 560 berths for yachts and offers good shelter. The marina is pretty and is an exceptional port of call in the centre of a fishing village with restaurants lining the port. If you like mingling with the rich and famous, Cap-Ferrat is one of the better places in the world to do so.

The Beaches & Points of Interest

The beaches of Cap-Ferrat include Paloma beach southeast of the port and Passable beach which is on the northwest side of the main peninsula, past the zoo (parc zoologique). The Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat is historically one of the glamour hotels of the world and has a guest list reading like a who’s who of the rich and famous. The magnificent Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in the Cap- Ferrat is another point of interest and it is where the Les Azuriales Opera Festival is held each year in August.


The cuisine in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat commonly provides a seafood theme with its coastal location. Gourmet restaurants worth sampling include Le Sloop on the port, Le Panorama with an award-winning chef (at Hôtel Royal Riviera), Le Cap which is the main restaurant at the Grand Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat and La Voile d’or with its beautiful views over the port itself.

Famous people associated with Cap-Ferrat include King Léopold II of Belgium, Baroness Béatrice de Rothschild, Prince Rainier III, David Niven, Charlie Chaplin, Somerset Maugham, Jean Cocteau, Isadora Duncan, Winston Churchill, French Prime Ministers Maurice Rouvier and Raymond Barre. Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat has some of the most expensive real estate in the world and continues to attract the rich and famous and their superyachts.