Roquebrune-Cap-Martin is a pretty village situated on a hilltop in south-eastern France between Menton and Monaco, 225 meters above the sea level. The town extends to the peninsula of Cap-Martin, where you will find most luxurious villas with beautiful gardens and swimming pools. This time, however, we will explore the old town, leaving the peninsula for the next time :).
We park the car on a parking lot on the west side of the Old Town (GPS: 43.765571, 7.458405), and then go upstairs to get to the street leading to the main square.
We walk several meters down the Avenue Raymond Poincaré street and then get to interesting Place des 2 Frères (A; GPS: 43.764900, 7.458916) with a beautiful 1000 years old olive tree in the middle and the rock which perfectly fits with a castle located on the top. From the square we also have the opportunity to have beautiful views of the Mediterranean coast, including Monaco located only a few kilometers away from us.
After leaving the square we stroll narrow and winding streets, until we reach the top of the hill where the Roquebrune-Cap-Martin castle (B; GPS: 43.765301, 7.459780) from the tenth century is located. We can also find here a mini-amphitheater (C; GPS: 43.765209, 7.459315) where the views are breathtaking. Admission to the castle costs 5€.