Located at the foot of the Alps, on the Côte d'Azur, the peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is a jewel of the Mediterranean coast. An exceptional site just waiting to be known and recognised internationally. This recognition could quickly become a reality: the peninsula is a candidate for listing as an official UNESCO World Heritage site. An application that involves three states and a large area named as "the Mediterranean Alps" for the occasion.
The geographical situation, shared between sea and mountains, is unique. The amplitude of the relief in this territory is remarkable. The highest point is a glacier at an altitude of about 3,300 m, while 70 km to the south in the Mediterranean Sea is the lowest point at an abyssal depth of 2,500 m. Many geological strata and ancient rocks, which testify the past of the region, emerge in these different zones.
Cap Ferrat, on the Côte d'Azur, contains areas of geological interest at sea and on the coast that UNESCO experts have observed with attention. In particular, they visited some remarkable local sites such as Pointe Saint-Hospice, the coastline, as well as a large part of the coast around Cap Ferrat. The municipalities of Villefranche-sur-Mer, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and Beaulieu-sur-Mer are, therefore, positively affected by this attractivity.
This spotlight on the region should be beneficial to the local tourist economy. Renowned for its magnificent villas and their breathtaking sea views, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat will become more and more attractive thanks to the UNESCO World Heritage, especially for real estate investors. This international recognition will be another attraction for investors wishing to buy a villa or apartment on the famous Côte d'Azur, thus revitalizing the luxury real estate market.
Moreover, the possible UNESCO listing will certainly help to boost tourism for Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. The hotels and restaurants sectors, as well as local traders, stand to benefit from the prestige, although tourism is already well established.
Finally, a UNESCO World Heritage ranking of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat will above all preserve and transmit a unique environment for future generations.