Duration: Full day
The Belle Epoque (around 1870 - 1914) left its elegant imprint on the Côte d'Azur and in particular Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
From Beaulieu-sur-Mer train station, stroll through the streets of the city at the option of the old hotels and villas of the last century, whose look and charm have not been altered. (Guided tour by reservation every Thursday at 9:30 from April to October). Going down towards the sea, your walk will take you to the old Bristol Hotel and its Rotunda, emblematic building of the city, just like the Villa Kérylos (open to the public), an idyllic reconstruction of an ancient Greek villa, with surprising modern comfort. .
Then head to the Casino and the exotic Verdun garden to take the Maurice Rouvier boardwalk, which is lined with Belle Epoque mansions with evocative names (Royal Riviera, Fleur du Cap ...), which will guide you to Saint-Jean-Cap. -Ferrat. Depending on the time, you can have lunch in one of two cities that offer a wide range of restaurants. Public transport option from Beaulieu-sur-Mer: take line 81, direction St-Jean harbor.
At the beginning of the cape is the villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, monumental architectural gem at the nine gardens, which is an ideal visit after lunch. You can also indulge in the 6 km long Cape Tour Trail from the Passable Beach. While walking you will discover the harbor of Villefranche-sur-Mer, sumptuous properties of Cape Town or the lighthouse. (Guided tour on reservation Heritage & Celebrities from March to October on Tuesday at 10am)