La Pointe de Saint Hospice

La Pointe de Saint Hospice, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat: Tickets, Tours, Address, La Pointe de Saint Hospice Reviews: 4.5/5

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Derek P
Lanark, UK226 contributions
lovely views
Aug 2019
We walked round the short Hospice loop on the sentier littoral, a lovely one-hour walk with fine views over towards Monaco and Italy. There are shady parts, and sunny spots. Rocks to swim from (or picnic on) - or perhaps sunbathe. There are two small bays where people were swimming and sunbathing. The building was undergoing repairs when we went. There are a couple of cafes at Paloma beach, both expensive.
Written August 16, 2019
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Alicia A
Port Charlotte, FL32 contributions
Pines and Sea
Jul 2018 • Couples
Nice overviews, quiet footpath, makes for a super detour and relaxing stroll away from town and the marina.
Written July 14, 2018
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Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg7,086 contributions
La Pointe de saint Hospice / Cap Ferrat / France
Jun 2017 • Family
Wonderful walks on the French Riviera, fresh air of the pines and the sea, nice overviews to the beach, take quit and lower paths, and enjoy the beautiful view on the Saint Hospice;
very nice tour.
Written March 29, 2018
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Drop4rain
489 contributions
A magic view.
Jul 2017 • Family
One of the best place you can visit walking fro Paloma Beach to the Cape, is the Saint-Hospice chapel, that has been listed under Historic Monuments since 1929. It was built in the 11th century on the ruins of a sanctuary. It owes its name to a Benedictine monk named Hospitius, who lived in a tower about the year 575 in total destitution, inflicting heavy penances to deserve heaven.
Saint Hospice is located on the extreme tip of the Saint Jean Cap Ferrat peninsula, which is considered as one of the most exclusive and expensive areas of the world. You can admire also the gigantic bronze statue of 11-meter-long the "Black Madonna", built by a wealthy merchant of Nice, as an ex-vote. Very impressive also the small war cemetery.
Written October 15, 2017
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Kunal S
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India21 contributions
Breathtaking views and a pleasant walk
Oct 2017 • Friends
The hike along the path is absolutely stunning. With unobstructed views of the sea on one side and some of the most breathtaking houses on the other. You can run along the path or if you want or take 45 minutes to an hour taking a peaceful stroll.
Written October 6, 2017
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Daniel Y
Berlin, Germany24 contributions
Great walk to do when at Cap Ferrat with stunning views
Aug 2017 • Couples
Mostly stunning views, gorgeous beaches and wonderful nature all around, if you take the hike around Saint Hospice.
Written September 8, 2017
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warren D
Vladivostok, Russia3,386 contributions
A gorgeous place
Jul 2016 • Couples
The French Riviera area doesn't get any better than this. My partner and I are trekkers and we walked from Nice along the Sentier du Bord with family members and spent the day in St Jean Cap Ferrat, including La Pointe. I understood the meaning of serenity.
Written March 29, 2017
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Karl M
401 contributions
Excellent, peaceful and easy walk with great views
Jun 2016 • Couples
An hour and a half at an easy pace is all it takes to do the full route around this small peninsula adjacent to the more famous St Jean Cap Ferrat, including a visit to the chapel. This walk which starts at Paloma beach circles some of the most expensive properties you could wish to find - take a look at some satellite images of the area...... The route is pretty flat all the way round but slightly uneven in places - but nothing serious. Travelling in a clockwise direction - from the Northern stretch there are great views back to the mainland with Eze village perched high up just to the East of the more obvious arched viaduct carrying the A6 autoroute, and Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild visible on the narrow "neck" of the St Jean Cap Ferrat peninsula. Further round on the southern side you can find a small detour to the Saint-Hospice Chapel - a small but perfectly formed (and exquisitely located) church with an amazing bronze statue outside (see my review of Chapelle Saint-Hospice). After rejoining the walk, and continuing West the walk is peaceful and generally not too crowded with views of some stunning properties along the waterfront and higher up all framed by crystal clear water. After the walk, take a bite to eat or just a drink at one of the quayside restaurants in the port area.
Written June 1, 2016
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Brun066
Florence, Italy10,180 contributions
The amazing pedestrian path around the Pointe is very recommendable all year round.
Feb 2016 • Couples
Thanks to the Pointe de Saint-Hospice, the Cap Ferrat area allows, if you will, to spent almost an entire day in the hikes (i.e., this one, and the hike around Cap Ferrat itself): so it's an invaluable resource in the event of good weather, all year round.
Like the other trails around the French Riviera's headlands, the path is very varied. Walk few hundred meters on paved road from Port de St. Jean; then go down to the "Paloma" beach and continue on the path that is traced through the rocks almost at the sea level. Here the path is facing north, so it allows beautiful views over the coast between Beaulieu and Cap d'Ail.
When the path turns east, then south, it rises over the shore and lets the picturesque view of the waves from the open sea breaking on the reef, while the view gradually opens on the Cap Ferrat itself.
On this stretch, a branch trail allows a short climb towards the headland's inside, up to Saint-Hospice church (see the church as separate listing).
The ring path closes at the pine grove overlooking the "Fossettes" beach; but you can walk further the variant along the "Fosses" beach. From here you can choose to return to the Port de St. Jean, or to undertake the Cap Ferrat trail.
The path - very recommendable - is suitable (as well as the Cap Ferrat one) also by public transportation: the bus number. 81, quite frequent, has its terminus at the Port of St. Jean, coming from Nice downtown, and also has a stop at the underpass which is close to the Beaulieu-sur-Mer train station.
Written February 27, 2016
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Patrick M
Vilnius, Lithuania91 contributions
The world's most expensive real estate
Mar 2015 • Friends
By walking around the Pointe, starting at Plage Paloma you
will be walking past some of the world's most expensive villas
which rent in summer at a quarter million dollars per month &
you must have 100 million $ in your pocket to buy. That having been said you may like to walk up the hilltop to the little chapel
where past fishermen wives would pray safe weather for their
husbands . Historically there was a monastery on this little
peninsular with sad tales of attacks by the Arabs .
Written February 12, 2016
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