Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

One of the world's most expensive and exclusive destinations

The peninsula of 282 hectares of pine forest dotted with luxury villas which forms Saint Jean Cap Ferrat has for a long-time been one of the world’s most expensive and exclusive destinations offers a preserved environment, an oasis of calm, tranquility and refinement between Nice and Monaco. The writer William Somerset Maugham, who once had a house there, described the Cap Ferrat as “the escape hatch from Monaco for those burdened with taste”.

Reputed for its prestigious villas, sought-after waterfront properties, private beaches in an exclusive calm amongst a vegetation of mediterranean gardens at only 10 minutes’ drive from Nice and Monaco, Cap Ferrat has become a refuge for the world’s most fortunate.

It was at the end of the 19th century that what was a wilderness started to be developed by real estate, King Leopold II of Belgium the domain he created Villa ‘les Cedres’ which is now owned by one of the French industrial fortunes and the botanical gardens boost twenty five heated glasshouses and is home over 20,000 different varieties of fauna. Those accustomed to living in style won’t be disappointed Cap Ferrat is home to one of the world’s leading hotels the Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat a 5 star luxury hotel enjoying the top classification of ‘Palace’, situated at the tip of Cap Ferrat offering panoramic sea views.

Notable monuments and place of interest bear witness to Cap Ferrat highly charged historic and cultural past, the Chapel of Saint Hospice on one of the peninsula most sought-after points, Saint Hospice where we find Villa La Fiorentina.The museum and gardens Ephrussi de Rothschild, a renaissance style palace built at the start of the 20th century occupies a most illustrious site offering panoramic views of the baie des Fourmis, Villa Kerylos, Eze, Cap d’Ail and the bay of Villefranche. The museum also known as the villa Île-de-France was built for the Baroness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild and benefits from wonderful botanical gardens, the museum is open to the public.

Should you desire to own such a luxury property let us help you find a property in Cap Ferrat, otherwise if you wish to rent for a summer vacation we also able to find you a luxury villa to let on Cap Ferrat; but be aware that waterfront villas in Cap Ferrat are some of the most desirable and sought-after properties in the world. Our portfolio includes stunning contemporary properties beautifully appointed, recently built villas, traditional provencal properties, villas to renovate, waterfront villas, penthouses and apartments with sea views.