4 Stunning Spots You Mustn't Miss At The French Riviera
Planning a trip to the French Riviera? Don’t miss these hotspots, recommended by Fred.
Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel
This luxury hotel was established in 1908, a stately palace that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. The lobby sets the tone for the experience, as it is a luxurious vision in white. We enjoy a delectable, al fresco lunch at Le Cap, and take a stroll down the lawn towards the cliff, which affords a glorious panorama of the blue sea.
Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
A descendant of the wealthy European Rothschild family, Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild built this Italian-style villa in Saint‑Jean-Cap-Ferrat to host her glamorous friends and showcase her trove of acquired artworks. While the cliffside villa offers a mesmerising view of the coast, it’s the antiques and art at her home that captivate the imagination. Do visit the world-famous gardens.
It is the perfect venue for the Fred launch party. It sits on a bend at the foot of the cliff, and boasts its own private beach. This Mr & Mrs Smith property is an exclusive retreat that houses just 18 rooms, and the suites are peppered with a collection of contemporary pop art.
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
The museum, established by Monaco’s Prince Albert I, makes for an imposing Baroque facade, as it is perched upon a clifftop, as if dipping its toes into the ocean. The museum reveals a fascinating insight into oceanic history of Monaco and presents exhibits and aquariums for the lovers of the underwater world.