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Cap Ferrat Yacht Charter

Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, or known simply as Cap Ferrat, is one of the most desirable addresses in the region with lush vegetation and magnificent views of the French Riviera from most locations on the peninsula.

Superyachts and fabulous villas on Cap Ferrat

Cap Ferrat Yacht Charter : The Peninsula of Billionaires

Geographically located between Nice and Monaco, Cap Ferrat is dotted with splendid villas hidden behind stately gates and sub-tropical gardens; a haven in the past and today to the world’s rich and famous including singers, actors, politicians and royalty such as Somerset Maugham, King Léopold II of Belgium, American film director Otto Preminger, Charlie Chaplin, Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle, French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Cocteau, David Niven and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

Today, the same patches of real estate still manage to keep out prying eyes and Cap Ferrat is aptly crowned the ‘Peninsula of Billionaires’.

Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat Port and Village

The former fishing village of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is a small seaside resort with a lovely aspect looking across the Baie des Fourmis to Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Eze, the Tête de Chien and Cap d’Ail. Traditional houses remain and restaurants, many specialising in seafood, are prominent. Though it is smaller compared to other towns, there is enough to see with shops, a Town Hall and various sculptures dotted around the village including some interesting sea-themed sculptures on Quai Lindbergh.

Built between 1840 and 1876 by convicts from the prison at Villefranche-sur-Mer, the Port of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat hosts 560 berths that are well sheltered from the bracing mistral winds. Car parking at the Cap Ferrat Port is payable except on Sundays and bank holidays.

The Cap Ferrat peninsula hosts many diverse events throughout the year including a Venetian Night complete with masked ball, American celebrations for Independence Day, Cap Ferrat Jazz Festival, open air cinema screenings in summer and a pilgrimage for sailors.

Recommended in Cap Ferrat

We’ve compiled a list of activities to enjoy in Cap Ferrat which you can view on the sections below.

Superyachts and fabulous villas on Cap Ferrat

Other Attractions

The Musée des Coquillages (Seashell Museum) located at the Port in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is unique in Europe with collections of over 6000 seashells including exotic shells, coral specimens and many world record shells. Open 7 days including weekends and bank holidays, entrance is a bargain (€2 adults; €1 children) to see the interesting displays.

‘Pecheur à l’épervier’ (fisherman with a net) is a statue at place Clemenceau donated to St Jean village in 1890 by the sculpturess Claude Vignon.

Jardin de la Paix (Peace garden) at the start of the walk to Pointe Sainte-Hospice is so named after two fountains were set there by the Coexist foundation who aim to promote exchanges between religions. The gardens host concerts during summer.

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Sources : Villa information kindly supplied courtesy of the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat Office de Tourisme. Images of Villa Santo Sospir reproduced from the Villa’s website and public domain. All other images: French Ministry of Culture, public domain.

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