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Rocky landscape between sea and mountain, medieval architecture, castle built on the rock, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin is a small French commune of 9,33 km2. Located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, between the Principality of Monaco and the town of Menton, it attracts many visitors every year.

It is one of the communes that make up the French Riviera, a holiday destination much appreciated by visitors from all over the world. Nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and the Alpes-Maritimes, Roquebrune is protected from the wind by Mount Agel. This geographical situation gives it a mild climate. During your stay, discover the old village, the medieval castle, the Cap Martin fort, walk the tourist circuits, go to the Buse beach.

In a flash, you’ll be in the neighbouring village of Menton. But first of all: make sure you have a great stay, entrust the search for your holiday home to a real estate agency specialising in luxury accommodation.

Rent a beautiful house for your holidays in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin

You already live in luxury on a daily basis, would you like to experience the ecstasy of a stay in a luxurious villa? Make the most of your stay by spending it in an accommodation that guarantees a total change of scenery. Treat yourself to a dream holiday in a magnificent luxury home that will take your breath away. To manage everything, turn to a luxury real estate agency like haussmannrealestate to rent a villa in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.

Let yourself be tempted and dive into the world of luxury, revel in the pleasure of feeling unique and privileged. Rare and original houses, houses with panoramic views, with swimming pools, gardens or large terraces. Treat yourself and your family to an unforgettable dream holiday, book your beautiful luxury home in a real estate agency specialising in luxury.

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin is full of beautiful and original villas, some with sea views, others perched on a hilltop with panoramic views. The properties in the typical old villages are very old and therefore rich in history. They are usually renovated to make them luxurious, without altering their ancient character, and become rare and original luxury homes.

They are fitted with high-tech equipment, taps with motion sensors, automatic lighting systems. These rare century-old houses, witnesses of the history of the village, offer their occupants a great emotion in connection with their stories and the energies they contain. Jealous of their heritage, the owners are very selective and only place their rental advertisements with agencies specialising in luxury. If you want to be one of the few visitors who can enjoy these beautiful and unusual houses, contact the luxury professionals.

Located on the border of the Principality of Monaco and Menton, Roquebrune is home to magnificent houses perched high on the rocks, offering a panoramic view of Monaco. The view, nothing but the view, makes your stay a complete change of scenery. Choose an exceptional villa, where you can lounge with your family on a terrace, sipping your cocktail, and admiring the view that testifies to the grandeur of nature.

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Statue Le Corbusier à Roquebrune cap martin

Luxury implies grandeur, so a specialist luxury home agency will offer you a large and beautiful home. You will be able to move around in your holiday home without feeling cramped. But you can also organise evenings with family and friends or even invite your new neighbours.

Don’t do things by halves and have a great time with your family. Demand the best, choose a house with a beautiful pool, just for you, your family and friends. Take advantage of your stay to live in a house with a garden full of exotic plants, impressive hundred-year-old olive trees.

And last but not least, demand a large terrace, with parasols and deckchairs on beautiful summer days. In the evening, watch the sun set for aperitifs and evenings with friends.

Holidays in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin: the typical village

The typical village of Roquebrune, over a thousand years old, is full of history and medieval architecture. Immerse yourself in the past as you stroll through the stone streets that weave their way between the medieval-looking houses. Discover the 10th century castle, classified as a historical monument. In the old village of Roquebrune, you will also find the medieval fortifications and the keep. The keep of Roquebrune is considered to be the oldest in France, built on a tertiary rock, and stands out for its impressive 250 m of ramparts.

Continuing your visit, admire the famous thousand-year-old olive trees. An emotional encounter, these old trees, which have accompanied several generations, will reconnect you with nature. The oldest of these olive trees has visible roots of more than 20 metres. This immense and impressive tree, which stands in the middle of the village, is considered to be the oldest tree in France.

Holidays in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin: the medieval castle

Built in the 10th century by Conrad I to protect himself from the Saracen invasion, the medieval castle of Roquebrune is also known as the Grimaldi castle. It was acquired by five wealthy Roquebrunois towards the end of the 19th century, and was then sold to a wealthy British man, Sir William Ingar, in 190. The castle was finally transferred to the municipality in 1921 and became a cultural property of the municipality of Roquebrune. It has been classified as a historical monument since 1927.

The castle, built in the hollows of the rock, dominates the medieval village and offers a magnificent view of the village as well as the surrounding beaches and the fort Cap Martin. A visit to the castle allows you to walk through the narrow streets paved with ancient stones.

Holidays in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin: the Cap Martin fort

The line of fortifications known as the Maginot line, erected in 1930 under the Minister of War, André Maginot, played a role in the defence of France during the confrontations against Italy. As part of the Maginot Line, Cap Fort Martin offered an underground life in absolute autarky to its 343 soldiers and 11 officers.

A visit to this historic fort allows you to discover how the crew lived in these underground conditions, deprived of sunlight for several weeks. Discover the weapons museum, the barracks, the combat blocks and the infirmary.

Holidays in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin: take a walk along the historical routes

Several historical circuits are proposed by the tourist office of the commune of Roquebrune. The historical circuit n1 lasts about 1 hour with a difference in altitude of +250 metres. This circuit allows you to discover the Saint-Joseph church, the Valonnet cave (forbidden to the public), St Roc and the Pausa chapels, the old thousand-year-old olive tree, the medieval village and the Sainte Marguerite church.

Circuit number 2 lasts about 1 hour with a difference in altitude of about 70 metres. You will discover the church of Saint-Martin du Cap, the former air base and the monument of the famous Empress Sissi.

Tour number 3 is shorter and lasts 45 minutes. It offers beautiful panoramic views of Menton and the bay of Carnolès.

Finally, tour number 4, which lasts two hours and has a difference in altitude of +/- 50 metres, plunges you into the world of the famous architect Le Corbusier. This tour includes a visit to Le Corbusier’s hut. Le Corbusier built the wooden hut in 1952, following the principle of modular housing. He called it his “castle on the Côte d’Azur”.

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Holidays in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin: the Buse beach

A turquoise blue sea, sheltered by a private garden, very little populated, the Buse beach is without any doubt the most pleasant beach of the French Riviera. However, you have to earn it, the access is sporty, you have to take a steep and long staircase. You can get some drinks and snacks from a restaurant cabanon.

Visit the neighbouring town: Menton

Don’t hesitate to visit the neighbouring town of Menton, which is only 4 km away. World famous for its beautiful gardens and rare plants, Menton also has a rich medieval history. The town is home to the Basilica of Saint Michel and the Chapel of the White Penitents. Go and discover the poet Jean Cocteau, his works are exhibited in the Jean Cocteau museum, Séverin Wunderman collection.

At the end of your walk, don’t miss the friendly brasseries nestled in the rocks, in the shade of the hundred-year-old olive trees.

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