La manifestation 2021
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat PRESTIGE brings together two events, PRESTIGE Patrimoine, the exhibition, and the Concours d’Elégance de Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
Prestige Patrimoine takes place over two days, on the square Place du Centenaire in the port. Alongside the quays, this place allows the guest cars to be exhibited in the best conditions. Nearby many restaurants in the port, this square is an intimate setting with large trees that create a pleasant shaded atmosphere. Many marquees are set on the square under which vehicles are parked and protected, while creating a VIP atmosphere. Several shops at the exhibition offers motor industry products.
An experienced team will welcome the visitors and participants all along the weekend.
The first day on Saturday, is dedicated to a specific theme; in 2020 it was the ALPINE brand, and in 2021 the theme will be “sporty coupés and convertibles”, with the Porsche brand to be featured with its exceptional cars.
The second day, Sunday, is dedicated to the automobiles heritage, bringing together vehicles from all eras.
As part of PRESTIGE Patrimoine, both Saturday and Sunday, visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite car; this will be done by means of a ballot paper delivered with their access PASS, and which will be placed in the ballot box. A public Prize will be awarded each day to the owner of the winning car.
A vehicles parade in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is scheduled every day around 4.30 p.m.
The Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat Concours d’Élégance is the main event bringing together around fifteen exceptional cars.This event has built its reputation on the remarkable quality of the vehicles presented.
Until now, the focus has been on vintage cars, particularly pre-1940. The 2021 edition will see a new approach with the selection extending until the 1990s, opening the interest of the younger generations. Exceptional cars, even more recent ones, will be presented in a special setting, for their importance within the automobile heritage.
Classified in different categories, the cars will be judged by a Jury of experts under the recommandation of the FFVE and the ACF (Automobile Club de France), and by a Jury of Honor made up of personalities. The cars will be parked in the Place du Centenaire where the exhibition is being held. Visitors and participants will be able to admire them when they are stopped under their tents, but also when they go under the Jury’s Arch located on the Quai Allari, among the restaurants of the Port. The Juries will scrutinize the crews on Sunday afternoon as they pass under the Arch. The Concours d’Elegance Trophies will be awarded on Sunday afternoon to each of the cars, which will remain on display with their trophy until the Parade.
On Saturday, the Contest participants will have a full program, including a photo session in the exceptional setting of the gardens of the Hotel Royal Riviera in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Sunday morning various activities will be offered, lazing around at La Paloma Beach, hiking along the coastal path, or a visit of the Villa Ephrussi.
Parking and activities
It is important to point out that free car parks, well indicated by road signs, will be available for visitors, with a shuttle service to access to the event area.
Boat tours will be organized, following the great success they experienced in 2020. For an hour and 15 minutes, the tour takes passengers around Cap Ferrat, with commentary, a MUST!