The small Roquebrune-Cap-Martin is perfectly located near Monaco and Menton, and has great links to the rest of the French Riviera. The town is divided into three distinctive areas: Roquebrune is set high on top of the Mount Angel overlooking the coast, the town centre is modern and touches the coast, and Cap Martin is a peninsula housing villas and luxury mansions.
The town is known for and structured around the castle built in the 10th century and the olive tree that is over 1,000 years old. The steep streets and the winding stairs, both of which are flanked by ancient fountains alongside churches, charm tourists and residents alike. Roquebrune-Cap-Martin has a more modern side near the coast and in the centre of town. Resorts, five-star hotels and restaurants line the beach. The pebbled beach is not as good as the one in neighbouring Menton; however, the walk from Cap Martin to Menton is always a popular attraction.
St Roman, a small area in the commune of Roquebrune acts as a suburb of Monaco, attracting many families wishing to stay close to the lifestyle without paying the price.
The lifestyle in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin is very relaxed and calm. The 300 days of sun a year provide a nice atmosphere for those wanting to explore a historical town or just relax and enjoy the beach. It is mainly used as a historical stop for tourists, as there is a lot to discover, from archaeological sites to ancient architecture and the oldest church in France.