24 Hours in Roquebrune -Cap-Martin

For culture
A pencil drawing of trees.

Nestled between Menton and Monaco, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin is a lesser-travelled hidden gem on the French Riviera, celebrated for its picturesque medieval village, unspoiled coastline and French modernist architecture.


Historic Roquebrune

Houses surrounded by trees in the mountains.

After a leisurely breakfast on your sweeping terrace, ease into the day with a stroll around the cobbled streets of medieval Roquebrune. Climb the ancient stone steps and enjoy endless sea views from Château de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, a castle dating back to the 10th century, believed to be the oldest in France. Wind back down through the maze of meandering streets lined with citrus-coloured houses to marvel at the 2000-year-old olive tree that still bears fruit each year.

Promenade Le Corbusier

A path with trees overlooking the sea.

Trace the footsteps of modernist architect Le Corbusier along the coastal pathway that bears his name from Roquebrune Cap-Martin to Menton. Follow the jagged coastline and crystalline waters to discover secluded beaches, hidden villas and beautiful gardens blooming with local flora and exotic plants from other shores.


Concierge Tip Brightly coloured food on a table with pink chairs around it at Maybourne La Plage beach club
Concierge Tip

Maybourne La Plage

Brightly coloured food on a table with pink chairs around it at Maybourne La Plage beach club

Facing the sea at the tip of Cap Martin, not far from Monaco and the Italian border, Maybourne La Plage sits where the waves of the Mediterranean embrace the surrounding reef. Embodying the golden age of the Côte d'Azur, our exclusive Roquebrune-Cap-Martin beach club and restaurant is a destination for relaxed dining next to the sea, with fresh and local seafood dishes by Mauro Colagreco, and a drinks menu of refreshing cocktails.


Cabanon de Le Corbusier

A colourful abstract painting.

Originally from the Swiss Jura, architect and painter Le Corbusier was drawn to the wild landscape and simplicity of the buildings that dotted the French Riviera. Corbusier built his Cabanon de Vacances in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin as a personal retreat in 1951, holidaying in the tiny, modular cabin every August for 18 years. An archetypal expression of minimalist needs, it’s now inscribed as his smallest UNESCO World Heritage site.

Villa E-1027

A house on the hilly coast next to the sea.

Seduced by the rugged landscape and steep cliffs of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Anglo-Irish architect Eileen Gray designed and built Villa E-1027 between 1926 and 1929, just a stone's throw from the sea. An avant garde union of function and sophistication, E-1027 is celebrated not only for its modernist and sparing form, but the multi-function, space-saving furniture that Gray designed especially for the villa.



A deep turquoise blue plate with vegetables.

Inspired by Greek mythology and the water constellations of the sky, Ceto at The Maybourne Riviera looks to the traditions of the past while forging ahead, focusing on sustainable fishing in tune with nature. With Mauro Colagreco of three-Michelin-starred restaurant Mirazur at the helm, experience the rich diversity of the Riviera’s verdant landscape and the Mediterranean Sea with a menu that evolves and follows the rhythm of the water throughout the seasons. From the drama of the open fire grill to the seclusion of the Chef’s Table, create unforgettable memories as you gaze out to spectacular sea views.