Four Seasons Luxury in a Historic Grande Dame Resort
Sitting at the tip of the peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, which juts out into the Mediterranean, the iconic Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, is now under the management of the Four Seasons brand. Located halfway between Nice and Monaco in the striking Antibes cape, the beyond glamorous property first opened in 1908, and today is still the epitome of the "bonne vie" Jazz-era French Riviera. A destination resort, it has hosted everyone from Winston Churchill to Charlie Chaplin to Pablo Picasso, and is set on multiple lushly landscaped acres that include gardens, pools, and tennis courts that all tumble down to the Mediterranean. Rooms are in three buildings. Try for a room in the hotel's original core, as these have soaring ceilings and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door windows looking onto the sea. The suites are also enormous, but ask for a higher floor for the top sea views.