Presentation - Roquebrune-Cap-Martin
Roquebrune Cap Martin, this Mediterranean city, with 7 km of coastline, lies between the Principality of Monaco and Menton. It consists of five different districts : Saint Roman, Cabbe, The old village, Carnolès and Cap Martin. It offers to numerous tourists in summer, the pleasures of the beach, hiking and the shady streets of its middle age village .
What ti do in Roquebrune Cap Martin ?
From the waterfront to its hilltop village, the history of Roquebrune Cap Martin is everywhere for lovers of old buildings and architecture enthusiasts. Discover: the millennium Olivier on the village square, the parish church of St. Margaret, the iconic Villa E-1027 of the designer Eileen Gray ....
The Medieval Castle
The Castle was built in 970 by Conrad 1st, Count of Ventimiglia, to defend the western border of his feudal domain and prevent any attack from land or sea, by Saracen hordes who roamed this area too often. The streets, full of character, where you can stroll, show the typical features of a medieval village.
Le Cabanon Le Corbusier
A work for all lovers of modern architecture, "I have a castle on the Riviera, as Le Corbusier liked to say, which has 3.66 meters by 3.66 meters." This famous architect and decorator benefited from his shed, built in the steep rocks, of a wonderful view on the Gulf. Died at the age of 77, he is buried at Cap Martin.
Le Chemin des douaniers
The trail connecting Roquebrune Cap Martin to Monaco is a must for all visitors. Throughout this path, the eye is captivated, on one side by the waves of the Mediterranean, and on the other by lavish properties in lush gardens leading down to the sea. Accessible for all and perfectly indicated, it allows also provides access to the beach Cabbe.