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Cap-d'Ail - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-Maritimes

Cap d'Ail an Eden on the Cote d'Azur ... Cap d'Ail occupies on the Cote d'Azur a privileged position, near Monte Carlo, 20 minutes from Nice and Italy.

Cap d'Ail has a past rich in history. For nearly a century personalities have chosen to reside there for its charm and its surroundings. To name a few: the Tsarevitch, Prince of Wales, the Lumière brothers, Sacha Guitry, Winston Churchill, Guillaume Apollinaire, André Malraux, Lord Beaverbrook, Greta Garbo and many other celebrities.

The creation of the district Mala is the origin of the resort of Cap d'Ail. Its development began around 1879 through the initiative of a financial bold Baron Pauville who, convinced of the tourism potential of the place, recently crossed the road and attached to the rail network, decides to launch in 1880, a large real estate transaction. The entire project consists of a subdivision and a hotel designed to accommodate clients of wealthy winter preferring to stay quiet while enjoying the entertainment offered by the large neighboring resorts of Nice and Monaco.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude43.7220800 (N 43° 43’ 19”)
Longitude7.4058390 (E 7° 24’ 21”)
Surface area2.04 km²
Population4940 inhabitants
Density2421 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNice (18.6 km, 25 min)
Insee code06032
IntercommunalityME Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Nearest cities & towns

Beausoleil5.7 km (13 min)
Èze7.3 km (12 min)
Beaulieu-sur-Mer8.1 km (12 min)
Monaco8.6 km (17 min)
La Turbie9.5 km (17 min)
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin9.7 km (18 min)
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat10.6 km (17 min)
Villefranche-sur-Mer12 km (19 min)
Menton13.1 km (25 min)
Saint-André-de-la-Roche17.2 km (23 min)
Peille17.7 km (30 min)
La Trinité17.7 km (24 min)
Gorbio18.7 km (30 min)

Things to see and do

Among its highlights massive 500 yards, beaches and coves, its Mediterranean climate, Cap d'Ail is an attractive seaside resort where you can stay single, couple or family.

Cap d'Ail a place for walks with Mediterranean scents?? the coastal path. Located in one of the most beautiful shores of the Cote d'Azur, the coastal path Cap d'Ail you will discover the wealth of flora, geology and architecture of the Belle Epoque villas.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Each year many cultural and sporting events are held. The celebration of the bee, the Feasts of the sea, the Tennis Open and the Junior Music Festival and Jazz.


Cap d'Ail Air
Cap d'Ail Air
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Marquet Beach
Marquet Beach
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Beach Mala
Beach Mala
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The Coastal Trail
The Coastal Trail
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Thursday 2 april
Min. 2°C - Max. 17°C
Friday 3 april
Min. 4°C - Max. 17°C
Saturday 4 april
Min. 2°C - Max. 13°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The scenic trails. Overlooking Cap d'Ail and Monaco, these trails offer your eyes a grand landscape, flora and house enjoying an exceptional climate tempered by the Mediterranean coast.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sea or mountain photography circuit
Nature and the great outdoors47 € to 95 € Tourrette-Levens (13.1 km)
Canyoning or aqua-hiking
Sports sensations40 € to 65 € Le Broc (22 km)
Golf course with a view of the Nice hinterland
Nature and the great outdoors38 € to 65 € Biot (29 km)
Hiking break in Mercantour
Nature and the great outdoors25 € Tende (43 km)
Sea diving at the Estérel Reserve
Sports sensations15 € to 350 € Théoule-sur-Mer (46 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Mont Vial
HikeAthletic4h30Revest-les-Roches (27 km)
Chemin des Douaniers
HikeEasy2h00Antibes (28 km)
Tour of Mont Lion
HikeIntermediate4h30Tourette-du-Château (28 km)
Collettes Peak
HikeIntermediate3h30Toudon (31 km)
Paradise Circuit
HikeIntermediate3h30Le Bar-sur-Loup (34 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals