Originally a fishing village, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is a seaside town with an ideal location, much sought after for its calm air. The Cap, situated to the far south, has given its name to the whole Peninsula, which shelters on one side the harbour of Villefranche and, on the other, the Baie des Fourmis of Beaulieu. For those interested in villas, museums and gardens, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, like the rest of the region, has plenty to offer, often in the most enchanting surroundings.
Also worth visiting: the village of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, the port, St. Hospice's Chapel, dating to the 18th Century, the Black Virgin.
A road, entoured by the most luxurious properties, covers the length of the peninsula, 14km in total, the sea on one side and the pine trees on the other. A series of seaside footpaths make it possible to walk completely around the Cap (between 1 ½ and 2 hours walk) or simply to walk from the village of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat to Beaulieu-sur-Mer (approximately 30 minutes).
This property, bequeathed to the institute of France by the Baroness Ephrussi de Rothschild in 1934, arises from the most unique of locations.
Situated within 7 hectares of gardens, the Villa directly overlooks the sea. It was built at the beginning of the Century, in the style of an Italian palace, in order to provide a fitting home for the various collections gathered together by the Baroness de Rothschild.
Furniture from the Renaissance and the 18th Century can be found next to Flemish tapestries from the 16th Century, the most exceptional porcelain collections and impressionist paintings.
Beaulieu-sur-Mer boasts a privileged location in between Nice and Monaco. A unique location with a perfect combination of sea and mountains. A coast whose shores are bordered by palm trees and a luxurious vegetation, make it without a doubt one of the most beautiful towns of the Cote d'Azur.
Visiting the world-famous Villa Kerylos, a faithful reconstruction of a sumptuous residence in ancient Greece, will leave you with an unforgettable memory.
Also worth visiting: the church, the small roads typical of the south of France, the chapel Santa Maria de Olivo, where the works of many artists can be seen, the Museum of Berlugan Patrimony, the town centre full of small boutiques, restaurants and its market full of Provencal colours, flavours and scents.
Nice is an open invitation to let yourself go, to lose yourself in the narrow roads of its Old Town, before reaching the famous 'Promenade des Anglais' and then discovering the heart of the city, and its cultural and architectural heritage spanning from Antiquity to the Baroque to Edwardian to contemporary times.
Nice boasts some twenty museums and galleries, numerous classified historical monuments and 300 hectares of parks, gardens, communal forests and other "green spaces".
The Chagall, Matisse, and Asian Arts museums, as well as the Modern Art and Contemporary Art Museum (MAMAC)
The Russian church, Old Nice, the Promenade des Anglais, the castle cliff
Monaco has a legendary location, between the last rocky patch of the Alps and the velvet blue of the Mediterranean, and borders between fantasy and reality. You will have no trouble fulfilling your dreams, whether alone, as a couple or as a family.
The Principality of Monaco presents a multi-faceted world. It is a wealth of discovery, a place of high culture, with a large choice of museums, world-famous restaurants, and a particularly inviting range of casinos and shops.
On the Rocher, the Prince's Palace (changing of the guards), the Oceanography Museum, and the old town.
In Monte-Carlo, the casino, the New Monaco National Museum (NMNM), the Japanese Gardens.
In Fontvieille, the S.A.S. Prince of Monaco vintage automobile collection, the naval museum
International Tennis tournament in Monaco: 13-21 April 2013
Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix: 23-26 May 2013