Up to 220 meters above sea level, the Mont Alban hill offers a breathtaking panorama above the French Riviera from Cap d’Ail to Antibes. After a succession of steps to reach the top, your hard efforts will be awarded !
Upon arrival, you will discover the fort of Mont Alban, built in 1557 following the siege of Nice in 1543, by order of Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy.
The fort is an essential element of the defense system, completing the Château de Nice and the Citadel of Villefranche-sur-Mer. Classified “Historical Monument” in 1909, it will be occupied by Italian and German troops during WW2, and then bombed by Allied forces. From 1949 trenching operations and restoration occur. The fort became the property of the Ministry of Culture in 1964.
Besides an exceptional landscape setting, the fort strategic location is a balcony over two prestigious sites: the beautiful bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer on the East side, and Nice and its the famous “Baie des Anges” on the West side.
Our tip: take a break on your return on the port of Villefranche’s harbour.
Departure: Villefranche Citadel, 5 minutes drive from the hotel, 10 minutes by bus.
2 hours walk.
Season’s 14 is now over, time has come for my Team to take a little break! We really look forward to seeing you at the hotel in 2015, from February 9th! Warm regards from Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat ! Christophe, Chef Concierge
Aristocrats, artists, politicians, or billionaire businessmen, these famous residents have chosen St Jean Cap Ferrat for its preserved environment, between pine hood and rugged coastline.
The best way to explore Saint Jean Cap Ferrat are the walks that go through the whole peninsula.
Here below our selection of 3 tours to help you discover our beautiful destination.
L’Isthme de St Jean
Vue sur la baie des Fourmis
This walk will guide you to the heights of the peninsula, between the bay of Beaulieu on the East side and the Bay of Villefranche on the West side. Walking among the native pines you will catch sight of amazing palaces and villas surrounded by beautiful gardens. Unmissable stop: the villa-museum Ephrussi de Rothschild (built in 1912), authentic symbol of the Belle Epoque splendour. Read more
Jean Cocteau was a famous French writer, film maker and painter of the XXth century. After staying many times on the French Riviera, the artist completely fell in love with our destination.
Even thoughhe stayed on vcations on the Côte d’Azur, he really wanted to leave his legacyfrom his experiences.
Come and discover his artistic works through our dedicated offer from St Jean cap Ferrat to Menton.
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat has just opened a new underwater trail located on the “Anse des Fossettes” beach.
Over 200 meters, you can now discover the Mediterranean wildlife following 5 buoys with explanatory panels: Sandy seabeds, the Posidonia seagrass, small lighted rocks, small unenlightened rocks, rock faults. …Read more
Opened in November 2013, ‘Jan’ restaurant offers a unique menu mixing traditional French cuisine and culinary delights from South Africa.
Native from South Africa, the Chef Jan Hendrix van der Westhuizen was firstly a contributing food editor of “Elle” Magazine South Africa and France. Then he worked as a Yacht Chef traveling all over the Mediterranean for 2 years.
His unusual experience, led him to open his own restaurant in Nice, combining his origins and his love for French gastronomy. His gourmet menu also reflects his passion for photography and design, offering splendid dishes presentations, but above all excellent and very audacious recipes.
The menu changes every two weeks, the opportunity to come back and discover new unique recipes. The restaurant to taste absolutely!
“Marine World lovers, this “Private Visit” is made for you! With family & friends or as a couple, come and discover the Marineland park in a very exclusive way and benefit from its amazing VIP services.
Your dedicated guide will lead you throughout the park for 3 hours, in the language of your choice (Russian, English, Spanish, Polish and Italian).
First, you will go to the VIP Box to enjoy the Killer whales show, with a behind the scene access. With the keepers, you will have the opportunity to get close to the whales which weight over 3 tones!
Then, direction to your reserved seats to attend the dolphin show.
You will have fun watching the dolphins jumping, but meeting and swimming with them for one hour will be the icing on the cake to a memorable & unique experience!
And finally you will have a whale of a time by also meeting the Sea Lions!
A food and beverage package is included in this offer (excluding alcoholic beverages), with a parking space reserved.
If you are interested by the Marineland Private visit, don’t hesitate to contact us. Deadline for reservation: 48 hours.”
Little known to the general public than the famous museums of the Côte d’ Azur (Matisse, Chagall or Picasso), the Mougins Museum of Classical Art (MACM) also deserves your attention.
Located at the heart of the old village of Mougins, near Cannes, the MACM will delight lovers of Ancient Art. Sculptures, vases, jewelry, coins… these collections will see you travel from Egypt to Ancient Greece, not to mention the Roman era.
From Beaulieu-sur-mer station, take the train and stop in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin. Starting from Roquebrune Tourism Office, let’s discover the walking path aroud the Cap Martin, which strolls by the sea, past Belle Époque villas and lush Mediterranean coastal vegetation. …Read more
Jazz, Rock , pop, R&B, Soul music… the season for Live Music Festivals is coming soon ! You’ll find here below our short list of the main Summer festivals.
Don’t wait too long to book your tickets, some shows will be sold out soon ! Dont’t hesitate to contact us +33 (0)4 93 76 31 00 – firstname.lastname@example.org
NICE JAZZ FESTIVAL – JULY 8-12th, 2014
This Jazz Festival was the first one organized in France in 1948, with Louis Armstrong and Django Reinhard as headliners. Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald or Miles Davis have appeared regularly in the festival. For 20 years now, Jazz music has been mixed with world and pop music to reach a wider audience.
All Stars, Melting Pot, Rock it, Deep & Soul, et Fire party are the 5 themes of this year’s festival with Keziah Jones, Deep Purple, Metronomy, Joshua Redman quartet, De La Soul band, and many others. Full program.Read more
At Gigi’s restaurant, you will feel the traditional Italian trattorias’ spirit.
Products from local markets, meat from the “Piemont” in North Italy, Gigi suggests a menu composed with food of quality. …Read more
The Kérylos Villa, located opposite the Royal-Riviera in Beaulieu-sur-mer, offers children to discover the Ancient Greece Art with mosaic workshops.
Workshops are open every first Sunday of the month (starting from February 2nd) and during school holidays from 2pm to 6pm.
February holidays program
Children will discover how to make a stool decorated with mosaic on a special 4-afternoon workshop (from Monday to Fryday -except wednesday- from 2pm to 5pm).
From 10 years old, 180 euros per child.
To book a worskhop during your stay at the Royal-Riviera, don’t hesitate to contact us.
The Kérylos villa is just 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel.
Did you know that jellyfishes or mosquitoes are much more deadly than sharks? The mission of the exhibition is to raise awareness about the importance of protecting this threatened species, essential for the health of oceans ecosystems.
The most surprising attraction is of course the “bassin-caresse”, which is an open basin where you can dip your hands to touch the sharks. This basin is a unique experience that will appeal to many children and parents! … Read more
Ready to travel back in time? The Rothschild and Kérylos villas invite you to a unique experience discovering the daily life of the villas at the Belle Epoque Time. Actors, dancers, musicians, villas come alive for unusual and unique visits to enjoy in family the last two weekends of October.
A DAY WITH THE BARONESS, EPHRUSSI DE ROTHSCHILD VILLA
October 18th and 19th, 2014
Over the course of a day, discover the daily life of the villa and its Belle Epoque gardens, with three unique visits for adults and children. Read more
From September 9th to 20th, a new festival is taking place: The Beaulieu Classic festival.
6 nights, everyday in a different historical place, played by the international virtuosos.
With a unique atmosphere at each concert, the Beaulieu Classic Festival is much more than an ordinary classical music event, its a real experience to live. To combine music and gastronomy, each concert will be followed by a dinner with the artists, two of them at La Pergola at the Royal Riviera on September 9th and 12th. Read more
Our not to be missed summer Exhibition: Art Lovers, Stories of Art in the Pinault Collection’ at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.
From Juy 12th to September 7th.
ArtLovers presents a selection of forty major art works from the Pinault collection. Every work illustrate the links and relationship, visible or secret, with anterior works.
The idea of the intertextuality of art “in the second degree” will thus be the recurrent theme in the choice of works presented at Monaco, bringing together some of the most famous pieces of art of the collection along with rarerworks, including fifteen never before shown in earlier exhibitions. Lire la suite
From August 11th to 14th, the third edition of the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat Jazz Fastival is back with 4 musical nights above of the “Jardin de la Paix”pinewood (ie Garden of Peace).
This year the famous drummer André Ceccarelli and his band will be the patron of the festival. Read more