With a guestbook signed by everyone from Elizabeth Taylor to Winston Churchill and an enviable perch overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the palatial spread of the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel has been the epitome of Côte d’Azur chic for more than a century. Today, sumptuous rooms with views from Nice to Monaco, Provençal and Mediterranean cuisine and a lively pool club keep this landmark hotel at the forefront of Riviera life.
Occupying 17 acres (7 hectares) of lush gardens on the tip of the jagged Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula, Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel offers the perfect location to enjoy a range of authentic experiences, whether with one’s special other or with close family. Guests can make the most of the Hotel’s luxuriant grounds and fully experience all the beauty of Cap Ferrat, a wooded peninsula that juts out into the glistening blue waters of the Mediterranean.
The Hotel has created a number of exciting al fresco culinary experiences for guests to savour Chef Yoric Tièche’s cuisine in spectacular locations throughout the grounds. Among the experiences on offer are waterfront picnics, the chance to enjoy the Chef’s Table in the Hotel gardens, lunch in a private cabana at Club Dauphin, a Mediterranean barbecue on one of the panoramic terraces, and sundowners aboard an elegant sailing boat.
Whether for a romantic tête-à-tête or a convivial lunch with family, there’s plenty to suit all tastes. The carefully crafted activities are designed to allow guests to get together in a private and intimate setting in a safe environment.
The Hotel’s legendary Club Dauphin is a small corner of paradise offering spectacular sea views. Since opening its doors, this little haven of peace has attracted writers, actors and other celebrities who come to seek some sun and a little douceur de vivre on the Riviera. Guests can make full use of the comfortable sun loungers or reserve one of the nineteen recently renovated private cabanas to make the most of this sunny spot, enjoying a swim in the Club’s spectacular infinity pool and an intimate lunch served in the privacy of their cabana, with a set menu crafted by the Chef.
The Hotel offers an array of fun activities for young guests, including interactive garden walks led by the Chef Gardener to learn about the lush Mediterranean vegetation, mini “road-trips” on miniature electric Porsches or Ferraris for children under the age of 8, and a treasure hunt for little ones to unleash their hidden Sherlock Homes and discover the secrets of the region.
The French Riviera is home to myriad delightful sights where you can enjoy family-friendly attractions, such as the underwater eco-museum in Cannes, a truly unconventional attraction displaying monumental sculptures by Jason Taylor on the seafloor off the coast of Ile Sainte-Marguerite.
For more information, visit fourseasons.com/capferrat