Head to the French Riviera! The term seems appropriate for these little gems that dot along the beautiful blue sea, revealing breathtaking panoramas that will undoubtedly charm you!
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Cap Taillat or Cap Cartaya is located in the Var department, between Ramatuelle and La Croix Valmer, and also between the capes Lardier and Camarat. It's a Natura 2000 protected site under the protection of the Coastal Conservatory due to its flora and fauna. It consists of a magnificent sandy isthmus.
How to get there? Go through the beach of Escalet with a parking lot that also deserves a visit, with fine sand on one side and pebbles on the other. Then, you will take the 2.5 km coastal path during a walk of 30 to 45 minutes overlooking the Mediterranean with a pretty bay of turquoise waters.
A real green lung, the very verdant paths will lead you to a private vineyard, but also to the Briande Dolmen and the Customs House with its 8 cells restored in 2011. Walk and Culture! But not only that, as it will not be uncommon to come across Naturists, don't be offended as the top of Cap Taillat will be a great reward. Indeed, you will overlook the bay where the beautiful blue sea and its jagged rocks will be unmissable subjects for photographs.
Continuing after the cape, a small path allows you to reach a beautiful, totally confidential sandy beach. And finally, do not neglect Cap Camarat and its magnificent lighthouse.
In the distance, Cap Taillat
Cap Ferrat is located in the Alpes-Maritimes Department. You can get there from the East via the A8 motorway, exit 58 "Eze-Monaco". Then, you have to cross Beausoleil and Cap d'Ail to join the Basse Corniche and finally follow the seafront to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. The Cape is located at its end.
Hiking enthusiasts will appreciate discovering the tour of the cape via the coastal path which is 6 km long (duration of about 2 hours). To do this, start from the Fosses beach to go through the Lighthouse and reach the Passable beach, on the West side. Some beach sections are reserved for naturists.
Winter mildness, a bit windy in summer bringing a bit of freshness, the small coves populated with sandy beaches or pebbles will welcome you in all seasons during your sunny holidays.
This part of the French Riviera has always been a pretty port of call and resort for the aristocracy of the time and the great fortunes. As a result, sumptuous residences with vast parks like the Ephrussi de Rothschild and Kerylos Villas, planted with numerous species and fruit trees.
Coastal path of Cap Ferrat
Cap Roux is an entity of the Esterel Massif in its Var part. How to get there? Take the seaside towards Agay and follow the small road marked "Esterel Massif", then "Col de Notre-Dame" and stop at the Sainte-Beaune parking lot. The hike begins ...
From the small fountain, take the right trail and head towards Cap Roux and towards the Saint-Pilon pass. At the top of Cap Roux, you will find a large orientation table at 453 meters high. There, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Big Blue over 180° from Cannes to Cap Camarat, bordered by rich Mediterranean vegetation clinging to the majestic red rocks.
At the foot of Cap Roux, on the North side, there is the Source of Sainte-Baume and if you go for a walk above, you will discover the Saint-Honorat Cave, a nice secluded place to rest a bit.
There, you will be far from the crowded beaches in the summer of the region, but the walk will be very natural, soothing where your mind and imagination will take height and leave far behind the turmoil of our stressful and overcrowded lives!
Cap Roux and its red rocks
Cap d'Antibes is located in the Alpes-Maritimes, to the South of a Peninsula between the towns of Antibes and Juan-les-Pins, near the Anse de l'Argent Faux and the Villa Eilenroc. A trail runs along the coastline from Golf-Juan.
The beaches of Cap d'Antibes are less crowded than those of Juan-les-Pins. They have a much more wild charm. Relaxation or snorkeling to observe the fish at Salis Beach, and relaxation and swimming for those at Ondes and Garoupe with small private beaches, you will have a choice!
By hiking towards l'Anse de l'Argent Faux you can take the opportunity to observe the numerous bird populations including peregrine falcons nesting in the limestone cliffs. And turning towards the sea and in good weather you may see dolphins that love to swim up to Monaco.
Moving inland, you will love the gardens of Villa Thuret with its 3 hectare Park planted with Mediterranean species where you will take a relaxing and colorful walk.
By the lighthouse road, you can access the Semaphore and the Cap d'Antibes lighthouse, which belongs to the French Navy, followed by Peynet's Oratory and the Chapel of Garoupe, where you can take a little refreshing break during your tour.
If you want to enjoy a more lively and festive seaside, head to the beaches of Antibes or Juan-les-Pins which offer some games, water sports and a wide choice of restaurants and entertainments with festive summer colors.