Roquebrune-Cap-Martin France, borders with Menton on one side and Monaco on the other.
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin consists of two villages – Roquebrune Village on rocks and Roquebrune Cap Martin, which has the status of luxury resort. Yachting, fitness, swimming, tennis and other kinds of sport are available and very popular in this region.
Main historical tourist spots of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin are located mainly in the old Roquebrune village, established in VIIIth century. The village used to be a fortress aimed to protect local citizens from invaders.
St Maria church is an interesting place to visit. It was erected in XVII century and is famous for copy of Michelangelo fresco.
The Chapel of Pause was built by local citizens in the XVth century to commemorate getting rid of plaque.
Even now in few centuries local citizens follow the tradition thanking the God for this gratitude every year in the beginning of August. They arrange bright shows with the scenes from Christian Bible.
Interesting fact is that the roles in these shows are handed over, like family relics.
There is Olive trees garden in Roquebrune Village. The oldest olive trees are more then several hundred years according to the statements of local citizens. Some of them look like aliens from another world.
Roquebrune Cap Martin resort has always been favorite place for rest for many celebrities, key persons of France, England and Austria, Winston Churchill, Coco Channel, cinema star Greta Garbo.
The resort is located among the green parks and olive gardens, with lots of luxury villas and cozy beaches.
Places to see near Roquebrune-Cap-Martin France
If you are visiting Roquebrune-Cap-Martin you can also plan trip to Monaco and Italy, either by car or by train.
There are plenty of tourist spots near Roquebrune-Cap-Martin to visit and enjoy, and one of the most stunning places is Villefranche sur mer. You can walk around and plan a visit to famous Villa Ephrussi de Rotthschild.
This is stunning place where you will enjoy the seascapes and will be inspired with the creativity and landscape design of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin gardens.
Another travel spot to be included into your travel plan is Antibes. If you love the sea and prefer to spend vacations closer to seascapes Antibes is the very place for you to go. Antibes is located on the water, bearing the charm of old town.
Should you want to see places closer to Nice or Roquebrune-Cap-Martin make a trip to Eze village. It can be easily reached either by regular bus or by car. Eze is an artful place on the top of the hill beautifully set on the shore of the Mediterranean sea.