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Saint Jean Cap Ferrat: charm and luxury on the French Riviera

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Saint Jean Cap Ferrat: charm and luxury on the French Riviera

A charming commune in the Alpes Maritimes with less than 2,500 year-round inhabitants on a surface area of 250 hectares, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat has a worldwide appeal and offers a profile similar to that of Saint Tropez. An ultra-seasonal village, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat lives up to its full potential during the summer season.

Named after its cape, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat shines with its lush vegetation bordered by the sea and lined with properties, each more exceptional than the last. The peninsula is one of the most sought-after places on the planet, thanks to its private, unspoilt and heavenly setting.

Exceptional architecture on the Côte d'Azur

On its coastline between Villefranche sur Mer and Beaulieu sur Mer while passing by the Pointe du Cap with its lighthouse, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat offers an architectural landscape impressive in its scale. Each property rivals the superlatives of its owners and architects.

Indeed, residents of the peninsula have included crowned heads from all walks of life, businessmen and stars of the 7th art. These have included Charlie Chaplin at Villa Fleur du Cap, Paul Allen at Villa Maryland and Pierre and Henri Matisse at Villa Lou Mandiou.

Along this magnificent steep natural coastline, you'll find a succession of waterfront properties with private access to the sea, contemporary or Belle Epoque villas, or prestigious residences with top-of-the-range amenities.

Some famous villas in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

One obviously thinks of the Villa Ephrussi-de-Rothschild, the incredible pink palace erected at the top of the peninsula by Baroness Beatrice de Rothschild. The villa is automatically associated with the image of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, attracting crowds of tourists every year. Donated to the French state in 1934 from the Baroness's estate, the villa also stands out for its lush gardens spread over 7 hectares, its 15th-century decor and its art collections that would make the finest museums pale in comparison. The shaded tearoom serves elegant lunches and picnics in the gardens.

Finally, there's the villa where it all began, the former estate of King Leopold II of Belgium, Villa Les Cèdres. Indeed, it was the Belgian king who, historically, began to bring his court to the peninsula, giving it its prestige and first breath of luxury. This property overlooking Paloma beach is rich in history and serves as a testament to the splendor of the peninsula and its real estate prices.

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat throughout the year

A flagship Côte d'Azur commune where authenticity, charm, luxury and softness go hand in hand.

Year-round living in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Ideal for quiet year-round living, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat has plenty of local shops, a school and superb private beaches and restaurants.

The magnificent customs path along the Cap overlooks the sea, offering breathtaking views between craggy rocks and turquoise Mediterranean waters.

A tourist-friendly peninsula

The Grand Hôtel du Cap Ferrat is a symbol of the commune, and has been bringing in the most prestigious clientele since it opened.

The town's marina also attracts and can accommodate over 500 boats. It is bordered by numerous shops and restaurants, making it all the more attractive and offering a lovely promenade for tourists.

The lighthouse and semaphore are also true emblems of the town, accessed via the customs path or through the residential streets lined with discreet, luxurious properties.

A preserved natural environment

Bordered by a magnificent coastal path, the peninsula is also home to magnificent seabeds that are explored with pleasure and envy from the many rocky coves of the Cap. Equally ideal for water sports, the peninsula is the ideal place for jet skiing, water skiing and towed buoys.

Finally, the peninsula is part of the Pelagos sanctuary, an 87,500 km² marine area created by France and Italy to promote the protection of Mediterranean marine fauna. The Cap Ferrat coastline is therefore protected.

Contact your agency specializing in confidential real estate in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat to find out more about this exceptional commune and schedule a visit to one of our properties for sale:

+33 (0)4 92 92 12 88

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