Area InfoVillas for rent in the St Jean Cap Ferrat Area
For old-style Riviera glamour, the charm of the Cap Ferrat cannot be beaten. This forested peninsula between Nice and Monaco has long attracted the rich and famous, drawn by the amazing light, peace and stunning views of the Mediterranean and the craggy Provençal coastline. Despite attracting millionaires and jet setters for over a century, the Cap Ferrat has remained remarkably unspoilt. As you stroll along its coastal footpaths, you catch tantalising glimpses of grand villas and secret gardens, and almost expect to bump into David Niven, Somerset Maugham, or Charlie Chaplin – all of whom once had homes here. Many of today’s international celebrities still live here. Yet the pretty village of St Jean Cap Ferrat retains a ‘village’ feel with local shops, bars and restaurants, and a short stroll away the secluded beaches Paloma, Passable and Cro de Pei Pin. Despite the away-from-it-all feel, St Jean Cap Ferrat is only 25 minutes from Nice and even closer to Monte Carlo.