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“Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Cap Ferrat”

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Owner description: It took Baroness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild, one of the most original women on the French Riviera, seven years to build one of the most beautiful sites on the Côte d’Azur. An enlightened art enthusiast who travelled back and forth across France and Europe, Béatrice de Rothschild built up an incomparable and eclectic collection of masterpieces: priceless Sèvres and Vincennes porcelain, works by Fragonard, paintings by the masters (Boucher, Carpaccio, Tiepolo, etc.), Louis XVI furniture, and so on.
Cannes, France
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“Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Cap Ferrat”
Reviewed 8 March 2012

Visit the Villa & its beautiful gardens ; a fabulous place not to miss on the french Riviera

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“Totally Grand villa & symphony synchronized water fountains”
Reviewed 23 February 2012

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is a one day outing for garden lovers and those who like to be immersed in botanical beauty. The variety and scope in the garden is immense. The range of species of plants and the garden design and placement leaves nothing to be desired. Apart from the views of the Mediterranean and Villefranche in the other direction with the cruise ships and exquisite aquatic vessels passing by, places the visitor in a surreal like world. The water fountains are synchronized with the piped music in the garden. The symphony plays as water dances in perfect timing. A villa not to be missed.

Visited August 2011
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“A small paradise”
Reviewed 12 February 2012

This is like a small world designed for the happyness of Adam and Eve. The villa is impressive, has an italian style with a mauresq touch. In the museum you will see mainly French china works, but we particularly loved our walk in the vast thematic garden and around the pool.

Visited October 2011
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“Definately worth a visit!”
Reviewed 7 February 2012

The villa is definately gorgeous! Both the 9 gardens and the art collection inside the villa are worth to see. It's a pity that when we went in Jan, there was not many flowers to see in the garden and some maintenance work was going on. But even so, the gardens are each with its uniqueness and that impressed us. The voice guide we got inside the villa has comprehensive explanation, so it was really an interesting and informative place to visit!

Visited January 2012
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“Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild - imposing house, spectacular sea views, delightful gardens”
Reviewed 31 January 2012

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, a Belle Epoque residence built to impress, is within easy reach of Nice by bus no 81 to Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, but you have to get off before the bus reaches the village, at the stop marked Ephrussi de Rothschild, then walk up the long driveway. The Villa is set on high ground on the isthmus leading to Cap Ferrat, and as a result you have wonderful views across the bay of Villefranche in one direction, and along the coast towards Cap d'Ail and Monaco in the other. The interior is well worth a visit, including the octagonal tea room with stunning views across to Cap de Nice and Villefranche, and here you can have a light lunch such as quiche or salad. It's not really a restaurant, more of a tea room, but it has a certain charm. The truly spectacular part is the tour of the gardens, each with its own particular theme. There are a number of steps and gravel paths so not all the gardens are easily accessible with a wheelchair or a pushchair. At the end of the visit you come to the water gardens in front of the Villa, with the spectacular "jeux d'eau" accompanied by a recording of Rossini's "Thieving Magpie". The museum shop is well stocked with high quality gifts and books, and there is free parking in the driveway leading up to the main entrance, but you need to look out for the sign at the top of the driveway showing you how to turn your car around, as it is a pretty tight manoeuvre. It's also easy to get here by bus from Nice, on foot from Villefranche or Beaulieu, or by bicycle. I would avoid visiting the gardens in the hottest part of the day in the summer, taking account of the fact that the quality of the light is better later in the afternoon.
More details at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Ephrussi_de_Rothschild
Official website: http://villa-ephrussi.com/en/home

Visited August 2011
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