The lovely marina of Cap Ferrat on the French Riviera.
The above image was taken on a trip last September to France.
Cap Ferrat is one of the most exclusive locations in the Côte d’Azur. Cap Ferrat is the geographical name for that famous cape shaped like someone’s hand, but the name of the town and its marina is Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. The reasons why this area of the Cote d’Azur is so demanded are the beauty of the site, the scenery which is not overly built up and the luxurious villas and residences in St Jean Cap Ferrat itself but also in nearby Villefranche sur Mer and Beaulieu sur Mer.
Saint Jean Cap Ferrat also owes its reputation to the various celebrities who have chosen to reside there in the past and at present. Among them there is of course Beatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild whose villa is now a national museum, but also Leopold II of Belgium, Sir Winston Churchill and David Niven.
Another reason Port Saint Jean Cap Ferrat is so popular is the fact it is itself more of a destination than a homeport. Every summer, you will see a fleet of yachts great and small anchoring off the Pointe de Saint Hospice (the thumb of the Cap Ferrat hand) which also provides good shelter from Westerly winds.
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