Taken on a recent visit to the South of France, this is the view from the Ephrussi de Rothschild Villa on Cap Ferrat.
The charm of this forested peninsula between Nice and Monaco has always attracted the rich and famous, who were drawn by the light, the peace, the views of sea and craggy Provençal coastline, and the cobalt waters all around.
Yet unlike much of the south coast, it has remained remarkably unspoilt. As you stroll along its coastal footpaths, which reveal tantalising glimpses of grand villas and gardens.
The stretch from the little port of St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat around the southern tip of the Cap is the wildest and most remote, while the more level, paved walk from Beaulieu to St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is shaded by umbrella pines and takes you past David Niven’s former home.
This gorgeous place is a fifteen minute train journey from Nice.
My camera is a Panasonic Lumix TZ7