Top 10 Things to do in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France

January 2, 2018 Milan Banda

Discover the best top things to do in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France including Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, Paloma Beach, Cap Ferrat Watersports, Cap Ferrat Diving, Plage de Passable, La Pointe de Saint Hospice, Villa Santo Sospir, Chapelle Saint Hospice, Musee des Coquillages.
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1. Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild

Av. Ephrussi, 06230 St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France +33 4 93 01 33 09
Excellent
78%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild

It took Baroness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild, one of the most original women on the French Riviera, seven years to build one of the most beautiful sites on the Côte d’Azur. An enlightened art enthusiast who travelled back and forth across France and Europe, Béatrice de Rothschild built up an incomparable and eclectic collection of masterpieces: priceless Sèvres and Vincennes porcelain, works by Fragonard, paintings by the masters (Boucher, Carpaccio, Tiepolo, etc.), Louis XVI furniture, and so on.

Reviewed By flaviaEastYorkshire - Beverley, United Kingdom

Early 20C villa with elaborate Gardens on a ridge overlooking Villefranche and Cap Ferrat. A series of themed Gardens were interesting, even in February.
Villa is a slightly mad confection of various styles.
Easy to get to from Nice on the 81 bus from next to the Modern Art Museum. Same bus stops at Villefranche, worth a visit and St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

2. Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike

Chemin des Douaniers, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
Excellent
76%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 369 reviews

Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike

Reviewed By moonlight-traveler2 - Brussels, Belgium

Just between Monaco and Nice there is still a beautiful port where you can just walk and enjoy the good weather of French Riviera. Not known to many, between the big houses and villas there is a public swimming place where you can relax and lie down on a stone pebbled beach. It is just a small area where it is not accessible if you don't have your own car. It is no surprise if you come across with a famous celebrity for the reason that the village is a the place for high-end vacation houses of VIP's.

3. Paloma Beach

Av. Jean Mermoz, 06230 St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France +33 4 93 01 64 71
Excellent
57%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 398 reviews

Paloma Beach

Reviewed By Gordon019 - Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom

We went there for a lunch time meal a few days ago - the service was excellent and attentive. We all had very good food and it's a pity it closes down for winter . Happy to return next year Gordon

4. Cap Ferrat Water Sports

Plage de la Paloma | Plage du Royal Riviera, 06230 St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
Excellent
84%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
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5 based on 50 reviews

Cap Ferrat Water Sports

Cap Ferrat Water Sports, based in St Jean Cap Ferrat, offers personalised training in wakeboarding, waterskiing, wakesurfing and also PARASAILING, JET SKI and PADDLE-BOARD. Set in an idyllic location this truly is the place to take your first exit out of the water, carve those perfect turns or fly high doing those arial tricks you have always wanted to land. All our courses are tailor made to your experience and demands, from 20 min lessons to week long stages. If you feel the need for speed, try our jetskis, from short 30 minute outings to longer trips exploring the riviera coast ( Monaco, Italy...). Up to two people can ride on each jetski and we can cater for all sizes of groups. Our professional, friendly and bilingual staff look forward to welcoming you.We hope to see you on the water soon!!

Reviewed By FrenchMan1nLondon - London, United Kingdom

I must start this review with a disclosure: I was terrified by my parasailing outing with friends and family and will never do it again. Nonetheless I was extremely impressed by the discrete confidence and great friendliness of our boat team and feel that this...MoreThank you so much for you very kind review! Hope to see you sometimes next year! Team Cap Ferrat Water Sports

5. Cap Ferrat Diving

10 quai Lindbergh, 06230 St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
Excellent
97%
Good
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5 based on 32 reviews

Cap Ferrat Diving

Reviewed By Phil-I-am61

This is a must do. Olivier is an excellent instructor and very very patient with beginners. Nothing is too much. Safety is paramount and even as a first timer I felt comfortable, even though I don't like the sea. Can't wait to go again. More experienced divers went on on their own. They seemed to had good dives and we're booking up for more dives later in the week

6. Plage de Passable

Chemin de Passable, 06230 St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France +33 4 93 76 06 17
Excellent
35%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 126 reviews

Plage de Passable

Reviewed By Manuela L - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Beautiful little beach located in an unique landscape, sunbeds to rent; sandy and a little bit pebbled beach; there is a restaurant where you can enjoy delicious french cuisine;
there is a parking, but often no place; the beach has the exciiting possibilities of offering sports in there differet forms.

7. La Pointe de Saint Hospice

Excellent
81%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
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5 based on 35 reviews

La Pointe de Saint Hospice

Reviewed By Brun066 - Florence, Italy

Thanks to the Pointe de Saint-Hospice, the Cap Ferrat area allows, if you will, to spent almost an entire day in the hikes (i.e., this one, and the hike around Cap Ferrat itself): so it's an invaluable resource in the event of good weather, all year round.
Like the other trails around the French Riviera's headlands, the path is very varied. Walk few hundred meters on paved road from Port de St. Jean; then go down to the "Paloma" beach and continue on the path that is traced through the rocks almost at the sea level. Here the path is facing north, so it allows beautiful views over the coast between Beaulieu and Cap d'Ail.
When the path turns east, then south, it rises over the shore and lets the picturesque view of the waves from the open sea breaking on the reef, while the view gradually opens on the Cap Ferrat itself.
On this stretch, a branch trail allows a short climb towards the headland's inside, up to Saint-Hospice church (see the church as separate listing).
The ring path closes at the pine grove overlooking the "Fossettes" beach; but you can walk further the variant along the "Fosses" beach. From here you can choose to return to the Port de St. Jean, or to undertake the Cap Ferrat trail.
The path - very recommendable - is suitable (as well as the Cap Ferrat one) also by public transportation: the bus number. 81, quite frequent, has its terminus at the Port of St. Jean, coming from Nice downtown, and also has a stop at the underpass which is close to the Beaulieu-sur-Mer train station.

8. Villa Santo Sospir

14 avenue Jean Cocteau, 06230 St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France +33 4 93 76 00 16
Excellent
89%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
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Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Villa Santo Sospir

Reviewed By Nancy_Ottawa - Ottawa, Canada

I like films and art but had never heard of Jean Cocteau before stepping into this magical house for a short trip back to the 1950s. The guided tour provided us a very complete history of the interesting life of Cocteau. The frescos are beautifulm the home very authentic to theperiod he resided there. You must make a reservation in advance and will be given available dates & times. This is a private home and you won't find any signage, just an address. Not even a name on the front gate, needless to say we were even a bit hesitant to ring the doorbell. Glad we did- highly recommended and well worth the effort of finding it.

9. Chapelle Saint Hospice

Excellent
33%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
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4 based on 36 reviews

Chapelle Saint Hospice

Reviewed By Beverley J - Kent, United Kingdom

I love Chapelle Saint Hospice So peaceful, I love looking round the cemetery here it is very unusual and has a special area dedicated to dead servicemen. The Chapelle itself is very old and beautiful. Go and light a candle for a loved one.

10. Musee des Coquillages

Quai du vieux port, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Musee des Coquillages

Reviewed By N K - Rishon Lezion, Israel

I found this small museum quite interesting and educational. The seashells are presented very well in their beauty and I never knew that such an amazing variety exist in nature. They also show you a short 5 min film (in English) which gives some additional info. I think the place is well worth its 2 Euro ticket and can be fun for adults and children alike.
The museum is located right on the Cap Ferrat pier and if you cannot find it on the map/Gmaps, look for SOS Grand Bleu in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. The museum is on the pier very close to it.

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