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Valérie tested for you the coastal boat trip around St. Jean Cap Ferrat

In charge of the booking platform at the Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau

July 2019

 



Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat seen from the sea ... Come and discover it!

 

Although boats are not my favorite means of transportation, the sea trip around the peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat to discover the magnificent homes of celebrities tempted me!

The departure is from the port of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, where there is a reception desk to pick up my ticket. I am received with a big smile by a hostess.

Direction the boarding pier ... The "Mermaid" arrives ... a very nice name for a boat ... The staff gives me a booklet with the detailed explanations of this trip; I go aboard. For seating, I'm spoiled for choice: at the front, inside sheltered from the sun and the sea breeze, in the back. The departure is imminent ...

We're off for a ride lasting 1:15 hrs ... the weather is favorable, the Mediterranean Sea is calm, the azure sky is drowned in the crystal clear water, the reflections of the sun shine like a thousand lights on the horizon, the coast is emerging ... How beautiful this region is...

The hostess tells the story of this small village of fishermen and farmers, the landscape of arid and rocky land that, over the years, has transformed into welcoming the rich visitors over the winter period ...

I am captivated by the history of all these sumptuous villas, atypical for some, artistic for others ... Many celebrities have tasted the pleasures of this exceptional site: Isadora Duncan, Paloma Picasso, Edith Piaf, Jean Cocteau, the King of Belgian Leopold II, Ray Charles, Bourvil, Brigitte Bardot, Winston Churchill, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt ... Cinema scenes were filmed: The Avengers, 50 shades lighter, To Catch a Thief ... But I won't tell you more ... I recommend this activity!
The +:

. Buy the "French Riviera Pass" City Pass online or at the Tourist Information Offices in the Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolitain area, the sea trip is included

 
Useful information :

. 29/06/2021 - 14/09/2021: every Tuesday
. 16/07/2021 - 27/08/2021: every Tuesday and Friday
. Duration: approximately 1h15
. Public pay parking nearby
. Departure : 10.45 am
. Adult price: 15€, children under 12: 7€, children under 4: free
. The commentary is in French. A paper guide to follow the tour, as well as a booklet for children are available on board, in French, English and Italian.
. Accessible to people with reduced mobility
. WC on board the boat
. Côté Mer quiz (educational booklet for children) and small gift offered at the end of the visit
. Reservation required at the Tourist Information Office in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat