“Tête de Chien” coastal path – Cap d’Ail

The most beautiful view on Cap d’Ail and Monaco!
Even if the hike on the “Tête de chien” path has no more secrets for me, I really wanted to let you discover it.

The “Tête d Chien” path in Cap d’Ail is a walk that I particularly enjoy because I can get an amazing view of the area! It is easy and can be done with family or friends.

Overlooking Cap d’Ail and the Principality of Monaco, the “Tête de Chien”, from the top of its 550 metres of altitude, is a must if you are visiting Cap d’Ail. For me, it offers you the most beautiful view on the whole Cap d’Ail coastline and on Monaco!

Enough to make a picture worthy of a real postcard!

All along my hike, I discover a rich flora benefiting from an exceptionally temperate climate due to the Mediterranean coast. At the top of the white limestone cliffs, I am always amazed by the famous Monegasque Rock but also by the whole bay of Cap d’Ail.

The Mediterranean Sea stretches as far as the eye can see, it is just beautiful and magical!

As with any walk on a stony path, I advise you to plan to go early in the morning or late in the afternoon to admire the beautiful sunsets!

What could be more romantic for lovers…


By car: Take the middle road that leads to the village of La Turbie.

Park at the car park of the small (electric) cars circuit, then walk along the road to the next bend, where you will find the start of the “Tête de Chien” hiking path.

For sportsmen and women: from the centre of Cap d’Ail, take the road to the Moyenne Corniche (20 minutes on foot). Then, at the crossroads, before the cemetery, turn left onto the Chemin du Bautugan, and continue to climb to reach the Route de la Turbie. In the bend, you will find the start of the “Tête de Chien” hiking path.

Practical information

  • Free activity
  • Medium difficulty
  • Marked path
  • Please bring: walking shoes, cap, water bottle and binoculars
  • To preserve the environment, I advise you not to “go off” the marked paths
  • Please note: A portion of the trail is currently closed, between markers 605 and 606


Travel advisor at the Cap d'Ail Information Office, Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolitan CVB.