Old syle French Riviera glamour
Nestling between Nice and Monaco, this forested peninsula has always attracted the rich and famous, drawn by the benign climate, stunning sea views and a pretty Provencal coastline. Despite its long term allure, Cap Ferrat remains relatively unspoilt. To explore follow a coastal path, maybe starting at the little port of St Jean Cap Ferrat and on to Beaulieu, past David Niven’s former home. Visit the mini baraoque palace which is Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, set high on a hill with superb sea views and filled with precious porcelains and tapestries, and see its magnificant fountain gardens that dance to changing music and which form the backdrop to summer Operatic concerts. Explore the atmospheric Italianate town of Villefranche, west of Cap Ferrat or enter the parallel world of Monte Carlo and its achingly exuberant Casinos.
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