Villa Kerylos, Beaulieu-sur-Mer

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Villa Kerylos, a Greek-style villa, offers an understanding of ancient Greek history--as well as a view from its gardens of the St.-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula and its magnificent houses. The villa's corner tower is the star attraction, and the furnishings are exact copies of Grecian originals, crafted using traditional methods. The southern portion of the villa houses the main rooms. The eastern portion overlooks the sea and the steep banks of the Riviera. Plan to visit Villa Kerylos and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Beaulieu-sur-Mer attractions using our Beaulieu-sur-Mer tour planner .
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  • really "the" favorite for this place out of time: we really believed to be "in" a Greek Villa! nothing lacked the magnificent view of Beaulieu's pretty harbour, neither the Interior frescoes, the columns, the furniture, the statues, the marble, a dream! concession to modernism of the time: heating and bathrooms... I would say no more, go see, it's magical for lovers of ancient Greece... (we must confess that we enjoyed a quiet period (end of February)...
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  • What a beautiful curiosity that this villa! Beautiful interior, the view is stunning on the Bay and Cap Ferrat. A visit to do without any hesitation!
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  • Magnificent visit, but that will probably appeal more to Hellenists convinced than to "normal" tourists who may be a little displeased by the concept. Personally I loved this strange realization, and this Villa represents in its entirety a Summit of harmony and homogeneity, without ever giving a second the impression of being of the Walt Disney. Moreover this Villa gives a fascinating impression of modernity (unlike the neighbouring Villa Ephrussi Rotschild, beautiful but old and dusty) throughout the centuries: the rooms, the beds, the furniture are very contemporary and one leiningen have a good time to savor the erasure of the centuries (like the Christ of the 12Th in the chapel of Saint Bernard of the Fondation Maeght, which is thought to be carved in 1950).
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  • As an architect I enjoyed Kerylos. The audio guide is good, perhaps a bit too detailed, but worth getting. I find the synthesis of Greek architecture with modern conveniences fascinating.
  • We frequently holiday on Cap Ferrat but had missed this place tucked away. Worth a couple of hours. Some nice eateries in nearby Beaulieu too.
  • It is a beautiful villa, furnished with all the original furniture and frescoes. Having been to Pompeii, where all the ruins are bare. It is nice to see this villa in all its finery and imagine what it would have looked like. The entrance fee of €11.50 is a little steep for what is there.
  • Very nice. Part of the exterior was closed due to some refurbishment works.
  • A must-see. Unimaginable amount of detail that went into building the villa. The views from from the villa are breathtaking. We were quite lucky to have met a Greek person who kindly gave some very insightful comments.
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