‘Calm, luxury and voluptuousness’: these words ideally describe this cape near Nice and Villefranche-sur-Mer.
The old fishing village became a holiday haven in the early 20th century, with the arrival of wealthy foreign families, who built vast estates, like Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Many artists chose to stay there: Jean Cocteau decorated Villa Santo Sospir.
An 8km coastal footpath offers exceptional panoramas. Beaches and creeks are an invitation to relax, while a wide range of water sports make it ideal for sportier stays.
Sights: the port; Sainte-Hospice chapel (11th c) with a giant bronze statue of the Virgin Mary; Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and its theme gardens; Musée des Coquillages; le musée Goetz-Boumeester ; Villa Santo Sospir.