Cap Ferrat

Pink palazzi and private bays.

Europe’s Coolest Peninsula

Cap Ferrat is Europe’s coolest peninsula. It punches into the Mediterranean in a succession of six sandy bays. Running along its emerald spine are Italianate palazzi and French chateaux. Plus two art-filled private residences that can be toured - in complete privacy - with a guide.

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Your Guide to Cap Ferrat

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

The Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild sums up Cap Ferrat. This palace crowns the peninsula like a pink wedding cake. The villa is the creation of Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild, an heiress who modelled her hard-partying life on Marie Antoinette. Y.CO can arrange a private tour at breakfast before the villa opens to the public. Or a visit with a glass of Louis Roederer after hours.

A Coast of Ochre, Sapphire and Emerald

The Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat crowns the peninsula. Tender in for wine tastings: the hotel guards every vintage of Chateau d'Yquem since the 1880s. The Olympic-sized seawater swimming pool is impressive. But it’s more fun to leap over the hotel railings into seas that descend 300m into the abyss. Here the French Riviera's top dive site, Vallée des Gorgones, sparkles with scorpion fish and gorgonia fans. Your crew will assist with wetsuit, tanks and underwater torches. Follow up with a night dive if required.

Superb Art

Cap Ferrat’s coolest legacy was left by artist Jean Cocteau. In 1950 he came for dinner at the seaside Villa Santo Sospir. And ended up staying 11 years. Cocteau frescoed every inch of wall, turning the villa into a priceless living work of art. Y.CO can arrange access to the artistic immersion of a lifetime. Before your tender picks you up from the spot where Picasso used to embark on Cocteau’s yacht.

Stunning Beaches

Beaches? Take your pick. Plage les Fossettes has a 200m underwater snorkel trail, which flags residents like sea stars and red mullet. Plage Paloma has welcomed discreet sand-in-the-toes diners since 1948 with tempura zucchini flowers and Chateau Rasque rosé. The Cap Ferrat sun sets on Plage Passable. The beach club serves frutti di mare suppers overlooking Villefranche. An event your yacht can easily replicate, with the addition of a fine wine cellar, an alfresco barbeque and a teppanyaki grill.