La Pointe de Saint Hospice
La Pointe de Saint Hospice
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warren D
Vladivostok, Russia3,237 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
The French Riviera area doesn't get any better than this. My partner and I are trekkers and we walked from Nice along the Sentier du Bord with family members and spent the day in St Jean Cap Ferrat, including La Pointe. I understood the meaning of serenity.
Written 29 March 2017
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Kunal S
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
The hike along the path is absolutely stunning. With unobstructed views of the sea on one side and some of the most breathtaking houses on the other. You can run along the path or if you want or take 45 minutes to an hour taking a peaceful stroll.
Written 6 October 2017
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Karl M
390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
An hour and a half at an easy pace is all it takes to do the full route around this small peninsula adjacent to the more famous St Jean Cap Ferrat, including a visit to the chapel. This walk which starts at Paloma beach circles some of the most expensive properties you could wish to find - take a look at some satellite images of the area...... The route is pretty flat all the way round but slightly uneven in places - but nothing serious. Travelling in a clockwise direction - from the Northern stretch there are great views back to the mainland with Eze village perched high up just to the East of the more obvious arched viaduct carrying the A6 autoroute, and Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild visible on the narrow "neck" of the St Jean Cap Ferrat peninsula. Further round on the southern side you can find a small detour to the Saint-Hospice Chapel - a small but perfectly formed (and exquisitely located) church with an amazing bronze statue outside (see my review of Chapelle Saint-Hospice). After rejoining the walk, and continuing West the walk is peaceful and generally not too crowded with views of some stunning properties along the waterfront and higher up all framed by crystal clear water. After the walk, take a bite to eat or just a drink at one of the quayside restaurants in the port area.
Written 1 June 2016
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Brun066
Florence, Italy13,213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
Thanks to the Pointe de Saint-Hospice, the Cap Ferrat area allows, if you will, to spent almost an entire day in the hikes (i.e., this one, and the hike around Cap Ferrat itself): so it's an invaluable resource in the event of good weather, all year round.
Like the other trails around the French Riviera's headlands, the path is very varied. Walk few hundred meters on paved road from Port de St. Jean; then go down to the "Paloma" beach and continue on the path that is traced through the rocks almost at the sea level. Here the path is facing north, so it allows beautiful views over the coast between Beaulieu and Cap d'Ail.
When the path turns east, then south, it rises over the shore and lets the picturesque view of the waves from the open sea breaking on the reef, while the view gradually opens on the Cap Ferrat itself.
On this stretch, a branch trail allows a short climb towards the headland's inside, up to Saint-Hospice church (see the church as separate listing).
The ring path closes at the pine grove overlooking the "Fossettes" beach; but you can walk further the variant along the "Fosses" beach. From here you can choose to return to the Port de St. Jean, or to undertake the Cap Ferrat trail.
The path - very recommendable - is suitable (as well as the Cap Ferrat one) also by public transportation: the bus number. 81, quite frequent, has its terminus at the Port of St. Jean, coming from Nice downtown, and also has a stop at the underpass which is close to the Beaulieu-sur-Mer train station.
Written 27 February 2016
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Laurie C
Atlanta, GA40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Enjoyed this walk around the point on a clear and breezy February afternoon. Many jaw-dropping views of the coast and sea. The path is fairly wide all the way round, but I usually pulled over to the side to let oncoming traffic pass - I'm not the best at heights and there are a few places along the hike that dropoff to the rocks below. Still, not to be missed if you have time (about an hour to do the circuit) - it is a world away from the crowds of the St. Jean harbor area, and it is timeless. Side trail takes you back inland and up the road to the chapel - which is currently closed for restoration, but the cemetery is interesting and worth a visit.
Written 14 March 2022
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Derek P
Lanark, UK578 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We walked round the short Hospice loop on the sentier littoral, a lovely one-hour walk with fine views over towards Monaco and Italy. There are shady parts, and sunny spots. Rocks to swim from (or picnic on) - or perhaps sunbathe. There are two small bays where people were swimming and sunbathing. The building was undergoing repairs when we went. There are a couple of cafes at Paloma beach, both expensive.
Written 16 August 2019
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Daniel Y
Berlin, Germany25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
Mostly stunning views, gorgeous beaches and wonderful nature all around, if you take the hike around Saint Hospice.
Written 8 September 2017
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Alicia A
Port Charlotte, FL34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Nice overviews, quiet footpath, makes for a super detour and relaxing stroll away from town and the marina.
Written 14 July 2018
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Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg6,665 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
Wonderful walks on the French Riviera, fresh air of the pines and the sea, nice overviews to the beach, take quit and lower paths, and enjoy the beautiful view on the Saint Hospice;
very nice tour.
Written 29 March 2018
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Drop4rain
465 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
One of the best place you can visit walking fro Paloma Beach to the Cape, is the Saint-Hospice chapel, that has been listed under Historic Monuments since 1929. It was built in the 11th century on the ruins of a sanctuary. It owes its name to a Benedictine monk named Hospitius, who lived in a tower about the year 575 in total destitution, inflicting heavy penances to deserve heaven.
Saint Hospice is located on the extreme tip of the Saint Jean Cap Ferrat peninsula, which is considered as one of the most exclusive and expensive areas of the world. You can admire also the gigantic bronze statue of 11-meter-long the "Black Madonna", built by a wealthy merchant of Nice, as an ex-vote. Very impressive also the small war cemetery.
Written 15 October 2017
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