If you plan to stay in Monaco, whether for business or pleasure, you can take the opportunity to discover the region. Amongst the places not to be missed around the city of Monaco, Cap d’Ail is a place to visit, less than 10 minutes by car from the famous principality.
Getting to Cap d’Ail
The first advantage of Cap d’Ail is that the destination is very close. It is therefore very easy to make a small diversions during your stay in Monaco to explore the wonders of the place.
In fact, you only need to travel 3 km along the small corniche on the seafront. This route is a direct access to the main seaside towns of the Côte d’Azur and therefore leads you to Cap d’Ail very quickly. The scenery is sumptuous, with the Mediterranean on one side and the mountainous massifs of the hinterland on the other.
You can plan this outing for the end of the day to enjoy the beautiful sunsets or spend the whole day there as there is so much to do. You may be unsure of where to go. In this case, you can ask your Kingdom Limousines driver, an expert on the sites not to be missed in the region, for advice.
What to see in Cap d’Ail?
Cap d’Ail offers many tourist highlights. Several villas are unmissable destinations. The two most famous are without doubt the Villa des Camélias and the Villa Roc Fleuri.
The first takes you back in time. Here you are at the time of the Belle Époque. Visit the house which has been transformed into a museum (history of the town, collections of paintings and enamels). Don’t miss exploring the garden with its incredible vegetation. The Villa Roc Fleuri, on the other hand, has an architecture strongly influenced by Italy. This former restaurant is located on the coastal path and offers a magnificent and endless view of the sea.
Another site of interest is the park of the Château des Terrasses. The construction is of rare elegance and shows all the abilities of the architects of the Belle Époque. The vegetation is composed of a rich flora typical of the Mediterranean.
Other gardens await you in Cap d’Ail, such as the Jardin des Douaniers or the Parc Sacha Guitry, where you can enjoy a quiet stroll in a beautiful setting.
If you are passionate about the sea, you can go to the beautiful beaches of the place. Cap d’Ail has three main beaches: Pissarelles, Mala and Marquet. These vast expanses of fine sand rub shoulders with a sea of a thousand shades of blue to offer a setting of great beauty. Walking enthusiasts can discover these beaches by taking the coastal path, which we have already mentioned. It is just over 3 km long and offers a unique view of the entire region. You can also return to the port, which is also very attractive.
What to do in Cap d’Ail?
Cap d’Ail is not only a city rich in architectural and natural wonders. It is also possible to take advantage of a visit to the town to eat in some of the most renowned establishments. You can have lunch at Edmond’s for a nice bistronomic cuisine or taste the Italian cuisine at Chef Roberto’s. Do you prefer to eat by the sea? Several restaurants await you. On Marquet beach you can enjoy refined cuisine at Naos Beach. At the Eden plage Mala restaurant, you can enjoy a good meal, relax in the seaside spa or do your shopping before returning to Monaco by boat.
You can also take a break while walking along the coastal path and enjoy good food at Le Cabanon or La Pinède.
The nightlife is not to be outdone. The Cap-d’Ailloise city has a well-known discotheque. Are you more into classic sports? Why not play a game of tennis with a breathtaking view of the sea?
If you are discovering Cap d’Ail with your family, the town has everything planned. There are several kindergartens: Beaverbrook, Amphitheatre of the Sea, Pointe des Douaniers or Château des Terrasses. You can be sure that your children will have fun here. The city also offers a visit dedicated to the youngest (Dalia and I). They can learn more about the history of the city and the region, the local treasures, the fauna and flora they will discover or the Tête de chien, the mountain overlooking Cap d’Ail.
You know more about Cap d’Ail, a destination not to be missed during your stay in Monaco. You can easily get there by using the services of Kingdom Limousines. We will be happy to drive you there and show you the local wonders. Our drivers are indeed passionate about the French Riviera and will give you information to make the most of your stay in Cap d’Ail.