Occupying an enviable spot on the ultra-exclusive St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula, La Paloma Beach Club evokes a timeless tranquillity that has long seen VIP guests be sure to pay a visit while spending the summer sashaying from one Côte d'Azur hotspot to the next.
Overlooking plage de la Paloma, a beloved pebbled cove cradled by a cloud of fragrant pines that keep the temperate Mistral wind far away from deeply bronzed limbs, views here stretch out over the salt-prayed rocks onto the cliffs of Beaulieu-sur-Mer and hilltop Èze.
Enticing the likes of Matisse and Coco Chanel to Hollywood heavyweights like Elton John and Tom Cruise since first opening its doors in 1948, everything is executed with such finesse at La Paloma.
Situated on one of France's most beloved beaches, La Paloma borders on the realm of the divine
On La Paloma's menu, Mediterranean cuisine is consistently refined and never less than masterfully presented, making its canopied terrace ideal for long, lingering lunches that spill way into sunkissed evenings. Come for ice-cold negronis, plates of fleurs de courgette and lobster tagliatelle that glistens with a buttery sheen, and deep-fried squid so fresh it practically melts through the crunch of thin batter. Bordering on the realm of the divine.
The crème de la crème of beach clubs, La Paloma is open every day from April until late September when the last of the summer sun starts to wane. It features the beach club trimmings one would expect: showers, changing rooms, bath towels, bar, beach umbrellas and more, plus a valet service for yacht-goers. What more could you want?
La Paloma Beach Club
1 Chem. de Saint-Hospice, 06230 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France