Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat enjoys the most beautiful location on the French Mediterranean. Situated on the long peninsula that juts out into the sea from the French Riviera betweenNice and Villefranche-sur-Mer, holiday rental accommodation in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat gives you unique views back along the Cote d’Azur as well as into the pine forests which carpet the Cap Ferrat. Holiday rentals in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat are hugely upmarket, hidden away from prying eyes among the lush, tropical vegetation of the Cap, often with their own little private beach, and always with a wealth of luxury.
Many villas in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat include the small stretch of beach that lines the shore in front of the villa, letting you live like a king on your own piece of the Cote d’Azur. If not, there are some beautiful public beaches surrounding the Cap, including the famous beaches of Paloma, just 5 minutes from the port, Passable, near the zoo, and Cro de Pei Pin, the largest beach on Cap Ferrat. All three are exceptional beaches, and are very rarely crowded. The port provides facilities for all major water sports, with scuba diving trips being particularly popular.
There is a fantastic 14km footpath on Cap Ferrat, taking you to the most beautiful spots on the peninsula. The path runs through the thick pine forests, around the cliffs and to the tip of the Cap, where a beautiful hotel now stands, surrounded by lush gardens. If you begin to lag during your walking tour of the Cap Ferrat, you have a fantastic excuse to stop at the port and take a long lunch in one of the nationally renowned restaurants that lie in the shaded terrace lining the back of the port. As you walk, you will see a selection of the incredibly beautiful, luxurious villas of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, built with no expense spared, offering extreme luxury and breath-taking views over the Mediterranean. The most impressive villa in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is the Villa Ile de France, which is decorated with over 5,000 important works of art.
The Cap Ferrat Zoo is a great little site for an afternoon activity from one of the secluded, elegant villas in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. The zoo is more a small park than a zoo, with 300 animals roaming amongst the tropical vegetation of Cap Ferrat rather than in small, individual cages. You will be able to spot exotic birds, big cats and even crocodiles.
There are so many places worth visiting from a holiday rental in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, but the city of Nice is almost unmissable if you are in the area. Nice is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe, boasting some of the best shopping, finest restaurants and best theatres you can find. The nightlife is also fantastic, and you can easily party the night away in Nice and get a taxi back to your Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat property in the early hours.
The weather of the Cote d’Azur is well noted for being the best in France. Summers are blissfully hot, with daily temperatures reaching 35?C during June, July and August. Even during the winter months, a Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat villa offers a great escape from the British winter, as daily temperatures usually hover around 15-20?C.
Visitors to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat chateau will first have to fly into Nice International Airport (NCE), which receives multiple daily flights from 17 British airports. Flights are very easy to find, and upon your arrival at Nice, there are a range of transfer options, including taxi, and bus services, or the train to Villefranche-sur-Mer.