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Walk the Corbusier Promenade [& Cap Moderne]

  • Cote d'Azur, France

Last updated: 15 March, 2024

This 3-hour 6.6km coastal walk, to Cap Martin’s tip and back, offers spectacular views and famous 20th-century architectural landmarks.

The walks starts at the Roquebrune train station, crosses the pebbly beach ‘Plage de Buse’, then climbs up through gardens to the famous ‘Cap Moderne’, a clutch of 20th-century UNESCO World Heritage architectural icons in gorgeous setting. The highlight is the Eileen Gray E-1027 House, the Modernist masterpiece (1929) of the famous Irish designer and her partner, Jean Badovici.

The Promenade then takes in sumptuous Mediterranean foliage along the white rocky coastline, with glimpses of fabulous villas and views of Monaco.

Logistics

Price: Free
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 18+
When: All year around
Duration: 3 hours

Getting there & doing it

The Roquebrune station is on the Nice-Ventimiglia local TER train line; there is also an adjacent car park. The ticket office for Cap Moderne is located next to the station.

The walk generally takes three hours there and back; the tour of Cap Moderne takes two hours.

When to do it

The Promenade is accessible year-round but in the hottest months, July and August, go early or late to avoid the heat.

Cap Moderne is open June to October for guided visits daily except Monday (allow at least 20 minutes to get there from the ticket office). You can purchase tickets at the ticket office or online. Minimum age of 8.