Discover What Tempted Some of Hollywood's Most Glamorous Stars to Visit This Hidden Getaway of Luxury and Class on the French Riviera

Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat, France

Inspiration, solitude, inquisitiveness or just the charm and grandeur of the French Riviera – what could have drawn some of the world’s most famous celebrities from diverse fields to the historical piece of land we today know as the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel?

Discovered by King Leopold II of Belgium in the late 1800s, the first Palace-rated hotel in the South of France has for centuries provided a home for the likes of Hollywood stars such as Charlie Chaplin and Frank Sinatra, famed artists such as Pablo Picasso and world leaders, in addition to influential politicians and business personalities.  

Offering a level of privacy cherished deeply by its former high-profile occupants, including the iconic American actress Elizabeth Taylor, is the 550 square metre (5,920 square foot)  La Villa Rose-Pierre, complete with all the amenities and services of a five-star Palace hotel. Nestled within one hectare (2.5 acres) of luscious pine trees and fragrant gardens, the exclusive accommodation enjoys an envious address between Nice and Monaco with panoramic sea views of the magical Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula. Sitting next door to the Hotel with direct access to the property, the Villa offers, in addition to its glamorous historical appeal, everything a discerning guest has come to associate with Four Seasons.

Côte d’Azur Lifestyle at its Best

Staying in the coveted. four-bedroom, Art Deco accommodation means having instant access to its expansive outdoor terraces and gardens, including a private heated pool and a tennis court with splendid views of the sea.

A grand entrance hall welcomes the residents into its mesmerising living spaces decorated by interior designer Alberto Pinto, and which include a living room, dining room, sunroom and professional kitchen. Located on the ground level is the master bedroom while the three guest bedrooms occupy the first floor.

Ensuring a complete home-away-from-home experience, the Villa’s lower level features a fitness room with two treadmills and Technogym weight-training equipment, a TV lounge and a sauna, while the rooftop terrace features sofa seating and a dining table – ideal for sunset cocktails or dining, with stunning views of the Hotel’s signature highlight, the pine grove, and the sea creating the perfect ambience.

In true Four Seasons luxury, the Villa’s dedicated private butler Romain remains at your service round-the-clock, while also letting you in on stories from his professional encounters with many illustrious celebrities. History-lovers can also rely on him for best-kept secrets of Côte d'Azur, thanks to his local upbringing.

Depending on him for every need comes easy – from planning a last minute babysitting service to organising a romantic evening on the panoramic roof terrace or by the sparkling heated pool, coordinating day trips and excursions, arranging water sports activities and booking a relaxation treatment at the Hotel’s acclaimed Le Spa or a private tennis class on the Villa’s tennis clay court – there’s nothing Romain cannot assist you with. In addition to the butler service, two room maids, a gardener and a well-equipped security service team complete the team of La Villa Rose-Pierre.

Star-Studded Gastronomic Experiences

When living in a Hotel with such rich heritage, dining in true celebrity style comes as a natural extension of the stay experience. The La Villa Rose-Pierre is where you can look forward to sampling the best of the Southern French cuisine by simply sharing your preferences with your own private chef, who will create daily personalised menus using only the freshest products from the market.

Wine pairing is taken care of by the Villa’s dedicated sommelier, who will pick your selections from the Hotel’s wine cellar featuring more than 600 references within the top French vineyards, based on your taste. Guests can also enjoy a private tasting session in the Le Salon des Collections socialising venue featuring exclusive wines like Château d’Yquem, Château Lafite Rothschild and more.

Guests also have direct access to the Hotel’s services and restaurant outlets, including the Michelin-starred restaurant Le Cap, renowned for its delicious gastronomic cuisine featuring the best local ingredients. The all-day dining restaurant La Véranda brings to table flavours of Provençal Mediterranean dishes with an Italian twist, while Club Dauphin with its 33-metre-long (100 foot) pool and panoramic sea views serves freshly grilled dishes.