Grand Hôtel du Cap Ferrat

South of France, France

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    Turn-of-the-century glamour on the French Riviera

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    Turn-of-the-century glamour on the French Riviera

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    Turn-of-the-century glamour on the French Riviera

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    Turn-of-the-century glamour on the French Riviera

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    Turn-of-the-century glamour on the French Riviera

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    Turn-of-the-century glamour on the French Riviera

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    Turn-of-the-century glamour on the French Riviera

Why we choose Grand Hôtel du Cap Ferrat

Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat is a longstanding symbol of opulence where service is still king

  • Phones in the seafront cabañas connect directly to the restaurant
  • Take a dip in the outdoor, Olympic-size pool at the Club Dauphin
  • Tuck into Michelin-starred dining at Le Cap restaurant

The Grand Hotel is a true original. It’s undeniably modern when it comes to amenities, but there’s a ton of history here that’s often missing in run-of-the-mill luxury hotels. The original rotunda, for example, was designed by Gustave Eiffel (of the Tower fame) and the fragrant gardens were landscaped by renowned designer Jean Mus. They even incorporate living history into the hotel in the form of 81-year-old swimming instructor Pierre Gruneberg, who taught Charlie Chaplin’s kids to swim and can teach yours, too.

What you need to know about the hotel

A quintessentially French Riviera escape right on the beach

  • The Salon des Collections holds vintage bottles of Château d’Yquem dating back to 1854 and Château Lafite Rothschild crus wines from 1799
  • Take cooking classes with the executive chef or head pastry chef, both awarded “Meilleur Ouvrier de France”
  • Next door to the hotel is Villa Rose Pierre, 5,920 secluded square feet, with its own swimming pool and tennis court

The Grand Hotel de Cap Ferrat’s characteristic white façade has signaled luxury and sophistication for generations of vacationers. Today’s guests get their pick of the classic 1908 building or La Residence, the more contemporary section added several years ago. The 49 rooms and 24 suites—including eight with private plunge pools—reside alongside four restaurants and bars, plus a beautiful spa nestled amidst 4,000 square feet of garden. Duck inside for an indoor pool equipped with a counter-current swim function, or try a custom al fresco treatment in one of the spa’s five garden pavilions.

Where is it and what's nearby

Indulge in 17 acres of luxury in the eternally chic French Riviera

  • Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild has marvelous private gardens and a collection of masterpieces like Sèvres porcelain, Louis XVI furniture and paintings
  • Spend an afternoon driving the area’s scenic seaside roads, taking in the villages perched along the sea
  • Tour Villa Santo Sospir, where the walls are decorated by Jean Cocteau drawings

At the tip of the French Riviera’s Cap Ferrat between Nice and Monaco, Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat sprawls across 17 unspoiled acres with unbelievable Mediterranean Sea views. Whether you’re interested in the grounds’ 400 species of exotic flora or its proximity to the Riviera’s famous beaches, the hotel’s chic environment is an attraction all its own.

How to enjoy South of France

Stretching between Monaco and Toulon, the French Riviera offers visitors uninterrupted sunshine and elegance. With glorious beaches fringed by fragrant pines and promenades begging to be strolled, this is the place to see and be seen; the international watering hole of the Beautiful People

  • Dine on fresh oysters, lobster, shrimp or the local dish Bouillabaisse overlooking the picturesque harbor at Villefranche-sur-Mer
  • See the limestone ridge of Mont Saint Victoire close to Aix-en-Provence that features in several of Cézanne paintings
  • Saunter Nice’s Promenade des Anglais, shaded by palms it is perfect for people watching and contemplating the blue waters of the Bay of Angels

Even if you are gazing at the dry ochre earth and terracotta roofs of France’s Midi for the first time, you’ll be forgiven for thinking it all looks quite familiar. It is. You will have no doubt seen many of the views before hanging in various museums around the world captured in the paints of Cézanne, Renoir, Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso and more. Like the artists we think you’ll fall in love the region’s wonderful light and colorful fields of sunflowers and lavender.

Devote some time to Cannes. Whether rubbing shoulders with the stars at the Film Festival or simply enjoying some down time, the city’s designer boutiques, marina and beach all possess a level of poise and grace seldom found elsewhere.

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    When to visit South of France

    Visit in May to enjoy the spectacle that is the annual Cannes Film Festival. May is also the month the F1 Monaco Grand Prix takes place just along the coast from Cannes. For luxury yachts over 20m, see the Antibes Yacht Show in April.


  • Awards and accolades

    Didier Anies, chef of Le Cap restaurant at the Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat, is Michelin-starred and was named Meilleur Ouvrier de France.

  • We say

    You’re sure to see some of the most exotic and pricey cars parked near the entrance!


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A note from Heather

Memories to last a lifetime — like watching Pierre teach little Max and Sheldon Jr to swim. more >

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