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. To visit Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild on your trip to St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, use our St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat family vacation planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    This was a brilliant day trip from Nice. It is cheap and quick by train, although it is 14 Euro to get it, it was worth it for sure. From the well kept interiors to the eclectic gardens to the musical...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    This was my second visit in the Villa and still it was breathtaking. The garden is a nice and relaxing place after the busy atmosphere in Nice centrum. After the tour we had delicious portion of ice c...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    We took a walk up from the beach,and already the air was filled with the smells of fig trees,pines and a warm welcome at the boutique,where your trip to Paradise begins.Beautiful entrance area and the...  more »
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  • April 25, 2017
    Fantastic ! The Villa is marvelous and the many different gardens (around 9 of them) are beautifully kept. I highly recommend the audio guide, it's included in the admission price and gives not only information about the Villa and furnishings, but also a history lesson about the Rothschild family, Beatrice, and her husband. There is a view of the Mediterranean from nearly every place in the Villa and gardens. The tea room is beautiful, but pricey. Get there early if you're driving and want a close parking space. There aren't very many spaces at the entrance and parking on the street in the surrounding area is difficult. Taking a bus is the better option.
  • July 25, 2017
    Great historic villa to visit. Don't forget to pick up the complimentary audio-tour at the desk in the main hall. Gives great insight in the life of Beatrice. Amazing gardens. Wasn't personally pressed by the food of the small restaurant on site, but it's the only choice you have there.
  • July 26, 2017
    We have organized multiple weddings here this year and absolutely love the location, the staff, & the multiple picture perfect locations on the property! Those are just a few reasons we love it!! -The Haute Wedding Team
  • September 3, 2017
    The nicest building and gardens I've ever visited. It's like honey for your soul!
  • July 11, 2017
    Beautiful gardens, very well maintained. The fountain display is excellent. The house was very interesting, although the silks were not in a good state of preservation.

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