For those who don't like skiing, the French Riviera offers beautiful days at the water's edge in winter.
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is one of the favorite destinations of the locals on weekends. This beautiful peninsula has many paths, most of them along the water, ideal for walks with family, friends or even alone: the show is grandiose.
You can also relax in one of the many restaurants or cafes, on the square or on the port.
Here are my favorite addresses and places in this dream place:
For the more athletic, those who want to go directly to explore the trails, feel free to buy a Pan Bagnat at the Boulangerie du Port, they make them with local olive oil, they are also delicious in winter (4,80€).
Also have a slice of homemade tarte Tatin, it's delicious. You also have a large choice of cakes, and excellent nut delicacies.
You absolutely must try the baguette "la Saint-Jeannoise". Invented and made only in this bakery by Pascal Bonfigli, this baguette is a success. Its secret: hand kneaded and followed by a fermentation in a vat, which allows it to be eaten the next day, and which gives it a unique hazelnut flavor (addition of a little rye and salt in the flour, but shhh..).
The unconditional fans of the Socca will be filled, on the place of the village, it is delicious (3€ the share). You can enjoy it on a bench, in the sun, facing the boats and the sea.
You can start in the morning by taking the lighthouse walk. You will pass in front of the beach of the Fosses to reach the path which goes along the sea.
This very easy, almost always flat path will make you discover exceptional landscapes with a breathtaking view of the sea.
Before reaching the Lighthouse, you can quench your thirst with pure and delicious water at the Coexist Fountain, a fountain that advocates peace between the three main religions.
On the way down from the lighthouse, you will be treated to a breathtaking panoramic view.
To find your way around, don't hesitate to consult the signs that indicate the direction and duration of the walk. You will be able to make your choices according to your desires.
For those who prefer to settle down at the restaurant after a good walk, I advise you Leo Lea, on the Port, Bar Lounge Restaurant, held by a Franco-Colombian couple, Morgane and Juan, the latter being a former member of Ducasse. The lovers of beef will be filled.
In winter, come and have lunch or dinner in the chalet on the terrace, just like on the ski slopes... very nice!
On weekends, you have the choice between a unique formula or a Burger menu, and then a menu of delicious desserts (all at 7,50€).
To digest the meal, you can then take the walk that starts from Paloma beach and goes all the way around, very nice in the afternoon because of the orientation of the sun. Again, breathtaking views, and always the sea and nature as environment.
While walking around, you will discover by yourself unusual and unique places that will make you want to come back. A must do.
"Nature is eternally young, beautiful and generous. She possesses the secret of happiness, and no one has been able to take it away from her. Georges Sand