Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

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Baroness Béatrice de Rothschild constructed Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild between 1905 and 1912. Each of the villa's nine lush gardens has a unique theme: Florentine, Spanish, French, exotic, a stone garden, Japanese, rose, Provençal, and a garden de Sèvres. Formed under the direction of landscape architect Achille Duchêne, the gardens form the shape of a ship, meant to be viewed from the terrace of the house. The shape was inspired by the architect's voyage on the liner Île de France. The original gardeners were dressed as sailors, wearing berets with red pom-poms. Work out when and for how long to visit Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and other St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat attractions using our handy St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat trip planner.
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  • A real little jewel that dominates Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. An enchanting visit. A fantastic setting.
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  • One of my favorite places in the world and I keep coming back year after year. It gets more beautiful every time. It is a must visit. This villa itself is nice enough but the property, gardens and loc...  more »
  • What a treat to spend several hours here and enjoy a delicious lunch! You can tour with earphone and go at your own pace and oh the gardens and views. Do add this to your list if you are in Nice or th...  more »
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  • A must do! We spent four hours here having lunch on the terrace, exploring the villa and gardens and taking in the sheer beauty of the setting. Located high up on the Cap, you have incredible views in every direction. The nine gardens are each unique, but the best is the rose garden. Then there is the water show!!! We visited in mid-May. The roses were spectacular. Try to have lunch on the terrace,weather permitting. A nice menu. The Niçoise salad was wonderful. They have daily specials. The staff is very nice. Plan on at least an hour and a half for lunch. Reservations are MANDATORY.
  • Well worth a day spent here. Villa has interesting collection with a free audio guide and access to all the rooms. Garden is enormous with several different areas and beautifully maintained. There are lots of places with benches to sit and relax and picnic or just enjoy a rest.
  • Must visit on your visit to the French Riviera. Drop by for a leisurely afternoon stroll through the millennial pink - themed house and lovely gardens. Take bus 81 from Nice straight to the Villa - takes 20 odd minutes. You can even grab a bite at their beautiful cafe - can’t vouch for the food tho.
  • A bit difficult to find the way how to reach there. Gardens are very beautiful, Villa inside is also impressive. You can reach by bus directly from Nice for 1.50 euro. I do not recommend the train for this trip.
  • A must go. I'm from Taiwan and I'm happy I visited it. All the factors i love - flowers I garden I terraces I classical music I dessert I sea I tranquility I breeze I antiques. Roses and the terraces overlooking the ocean with boats make everything so romantic. I enjoyed the classical music played with the fountain.
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