Tucked away between Nice and Monaco at the tip of the Cap-Ferrat peninsula, Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, a Four Seasons Hotel is a perfectly positioned home base for exploring the French Riviera. Who better to draw up a local guide than The Grand-Hôtel’s in-the-know staff? Tailor your itinerary with their picks – then explore, retreat and repeat.

Guests enjoying a candlelit dinner on the patio at the Grand Hotel

Where Our Chef Dines on His Day Off

– Executive Chef, Yoric Tièche

“Franchin is the place to go in Nice if you are seeking simple, authentic and regional cuisine. The produce is meticulously selected, and you can instantly tell from your plate. Enjoy your meal in the restaurant’s intimate indoor setting or outside on the terrace during the hot season.”

Our Club Dauphin Director's Most Peaceful Escape

– Club Dauphin Director, Johann Burgos

“I love to explore the French Riviera bays, home to more than 500 species of fish, and I have the chance to work just above one of the best spots. The Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula is a protected and secluded place that gives me such peace. It’s such a joy, just grabbing my scuba kit and diving right beneath my feet.”

View past golfer to smiling couple preparing to putt on golf course

Where Our Head Concierge Likes to Play Golf

– Head Concierge, Christiane Grun

“I go to the Monte Carlo Golf Club every week with friends to practice my swing. I love the fact that it’s just 30 minutes from the Hotel, just outside of Monaco, and its spot 900 metres above sea level gives us spectacular views of the French Riviera coastline where the mountains meet the Mediterranean.”

Colorful boats in a harbor in Cote d'Azur

Our Guest Relations Director's Favourite Activity

– Guest Relations Director Benjamin Raymond

“Several years ago, I went for a walk in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, and I stopped in front of the colourful boats at the Port. I met Marc, the owner of a local boat rental company, and he took me aboard a traditional pointu fishing boat, even letting me navigate it for a bit. Whether you are with family or friends, going out on the water like that is the perfect way to admire the beauty of the French Riviera’s villas and gardens.”

A wine collection arranged on a wooden shelf

Our Head Sommelier's Favourite Place to Buy Wine

– Head Sommelier, Joël Rolland

“La Cave de Sophie in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is THE wine cellar of the village. Sophie and Bruno are from the Champagne region and have been living on the French Riviera for 15 years, selecting only the best wines and spirits of the French territory. Bruno is a vintner, giving him a different perspective, while Sophie brings her smile and joyful mood.”