PlacesFrench Riviera Photos by Billion Photos Roquebrune is a perfect example of those medieval towns that rest in the foothills of the Maritime Alps, where the stone covers the ivy facades and paves streets full of trees and flowers. Located just five kilometers northwest of Monaco, Roquebrune has a beautiful castle that rises on the imposing peninsula of Cap Martin. In the old village of Roquebrune you can also see the Church of Saint-Marguerite which dates from the 12th century Cap Ferrat is situated in the Alpes-Maritimes département, in southeastern France. It is located in the commune of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Saint Hospitius lived here as a recluse during the sixth century. Thus, the cape is sometimes called Cap-Saint-Hospice or Cap-Saint-Sospis. For old-style Riviera glamour. The charm of this forested peninsula between Nice and Monaco has always attracted the rich and famous, who were drawn by the light, the peace, the views of sea and craggy Provençal coastline, and the cobalt waters all around.Yet unlike much of the south coast, it has remained remarkably unspoilt, with none of the Waggish elements of St Tropez. As you stroll along its coastal footpaths, which reveal tantalising glimpses of grand villas and gardens, you almost expect to bump into David Niven, Somerset Maugham, or Charlie Chaplin – all of whom once had homes here. Yet despite the away-from-it-all feel, it is only 25 minutes from Nice (where the carnival runs until the end of February), and even closer to Monte Carlo. Pages:Previous123NextLeave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.