On the forested peninsula of Cap Ferrat, sits the grand palace of the Côte D’Azur. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, The Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat has been a frequent resting place for guests from poet Cocteau, to the artists Picasso, Matisse and Rodin.
With 17 acres of magnificently manicured land, it is positioned against the most sublime sea-views, that stretch right across to the rocky shores of Monaco. So celebrated is this scenery,that that they have added a sea front wing, designed by architect Luc Svetchine that features eight new suites with their own private pool and terraces overlooking the sea.This joins a Spa Garden, created with outdoor sundecks and five outdoor treatment pavilions, with additional features such as a sea-front outdoor gymnasium and exercise area.
Since 1950, guests including Charlie Chaplin’s children, have also taken advantage of the pool at the Grand Hotel and its greatest selling point,, Pierre Gruneberg, the world famous swimming instructor renowned for his ‘salad bowl’ technique.Other Grand Hotel guests from Picasso to Jean Cocteau, have captured these famous lessons, which have been saved in his book of Grand Hotel memoirs, “Le Livre D’Or”.
Then after a day of relaxing in the landscape of France’s most exclusive region, award-winning Executive Chef Didier Aniès, Meilleur Ouvrier de France,oversees all three restaurants, Michelin star Restaurant Le Cap, Club Dauphin for pool-side daytime meals and La Véranda restaurant, serving authentic Mediterranean cuisine.
For added enjoyment, cooking classes with award-winning Executive Chef Didier Aniès and award-winning Head Pastry Chef Luc Debove are offered throughout the year by special appointment for individuals and small groups. Wine weekends featuring France’s greatest Châteaux and wine tastings with their expert sommelier are also available throughout the year.
Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat,71 bd du Général de Gaulle, 06230 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat Côte d’Azur, France
Tel : +33(0)4 93 76 50 50 www.ghcf.fr