Since the early nineteenth century, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat has hosted royalty, heads of state, stars, and celebrities, making it one of the world’s most exclusive destinations. Throughout history, it has retained its distinct, unspoiled charms. The city and its port exude sophistication, style, and high living standards. Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, located near Nice, Cannes, Cap d’Antibes, and Monaco, entices visitors with the allure of a distinct and preserved environment. In the heart of the Côte d’Azur, a green oasis. Beaches, restaurants, magnificent gardens, and sumptuous villas line this magnificent natural corniche. Edith Piaf, Charlie Chaplin, Elisabeth Taylor, Romy Schneider, David Niven, Jen-Paul Belmondo, The Rolling Stones, and Tina Turner have all passed through the gates, as have Andrew Lloyd Weber, Johnny Depp, and Vanessa Paradis. Politicians and artists such as Henri Matisse and Jean Cocteau have lived here. Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is a world-famous, opulent, and trendy seaside resort, but it is so much more.
Consider this if you’re already planning your next summer vacation: Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is a small town in France. The beauty and breathtaking views of Cap Ferrat villas for rent are well-known. Continue reading to find out more about this stunning location.
Cap Ferrat Museums
Ephrussi de Rothschild Villa
The Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is a magnificent palace located on Cap Ferrat, between Nice and Monaco, overlooking the Mediterranean. It was built between 1905 and 1912 by famous art collector and socialist Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild and is surrounded by nine themed gardens: French garden, Spanish garden, Florentine garden, stone garden, Japanese garden, exotic garden, Provençal garden, and rose garden. A travel invitation!
The Matisse Museum
The Nice Convention’s History The Matisse Museum is inextricably linked to successive donations made by Matisse and his heirs, as well as his deep attachment to Nice, where he produced the majority of his work.
When the City of Nice purchased the villa Garin de Cocconato, also known as “Villa des Arènes,” just a stone’s throw from the master’s residence at the Regina Hotel in 1950, the idea spread that it could be converted into an exhibition space for the painter’s and his heir’s donations.
The Matisse Museum was inaugurated on January 5, 1963, in the presence of many prominent figures from the art world and the cultural sector. The works were displayed on the first floor of the villa, with the Archaeological Museum occupying the ground floor at the time.