David Niven Walk at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

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David Niven Walk at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

A very short walk along the Maurice Rouvier promenade offers a very beautiful view of the coastline on the eastern side of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Along the way, you pass the magnificent villa Fleur du Cap, which was also called Villa Lo Scoglietto when David Niven lived there.

Villa Fleur du Cap - Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
David Niven Square and villa Fleur du Cap on the walk along the promenade Maurice Rouvier ©cityxee.com

Tour description – David Niven Walk

The tour goes along the coastal path that connects the two small port towns of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and Beaulieu-sur-Mer. The trail is part of the 14 kilometers of coastal path around the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula.

The highlight of the coastline is the small David Niven square with the villa Fleur du Cap.

The villa is today owned by Ana Tzarev but, earlier in the years 1962-1996, it was called Villa Lo Scoglietto – meaning “the little rock” – and was owned by the English charmer and actor, David Niven (1910-1983), and his Swedish wife and top model, Hjördis Paulina Genberg Tersmeden (1919-1997).

Read more about Villa La Fleur du Cap / Lo Scoglietto.

The passage behind the Villa La Fleur du Cap
The passage behind Villa La Fleur du Cap – ©cityxee.com
  • Length: 1,4 km.
  • Difficulty: Very easy
  • Time required : 25 min.
  • Elevation: +/- 9 m.

Tour start – David Niven Walk

The tour can start either at the beach plage Cros Deï Pin, in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, or the beach plage des Fourmis, in Beaulieu-sur-Mer. There are good parking facilities at both starting points.

Plage des Fourmis - Beaulieu-sur-Mer
Plage des Fourmis in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, where the tour can either start or end – ©cityxee.com

If you walk from Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat towards Beaulieu-sur-Mer, you can see on the right side, along the coastline, high up on the cliffs, the picturesque towns of Èze and La Turbie. To the right of Èze, just below La Turbie, by the water, you can see the town of Cap d’Ail. The last piece of land you can see on the horizon is Italy.

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By Tommy Sverre – 2023

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