Roquebrune-Cap-Martin lies between Monaco and Menton, and like so many towns on this dizzyingly steep section of the Riviera, has distinct parts - in this case, three!
Perched high above the coast, you'll find the medieval village of Roquebrune, a very pretty and extremely atmospheric 10th century village with spectacular views. You'll find a maze of narrow alleyways to explore with pretty squares and charming statues randomly distributed amongst the streets. Below is the forested headland of Cap Martin, where grand Belle Epoque villas sit beneath the cool pines. Down on the beach you'll find the resort town of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, where most of the accommodation and new apartment blocks sit in front of a stony beach.
The modern town of Cap Martin is as lively and bustling as any along the Riviera with bars, restaurants and ice cream stalls lining the seafront. Most of the beach is free access and they have a designated “Handiplage” section where those with disabilities can access the water safely and with assistance.