St Jean Cap Ferrat
The peninsula which projects straight out into the Mediterranean lies nine kilometres west of Nice. A playground for billionaires, the Prince of Monaco’s illegitimate children and various jet-setters. The promenade along the beach, with its tiny bathing beaches, is open for everybody. Wonderful at any time of year! The Baroness Béatrice de Rothschild’s extravagant pink palace is in the centre of the peninsula. These days it is a museum surrounded by seven perfumed, flowering gardens and open for visits. Foundation Ephrussi-de-Rothschild.