Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
(4.7/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • My husband and I spent about 75 minutes here, thoroughly exploring the stunning house and surrounding gardens. It's a must to listen to the audio tour stops that describe the interior furnishings and ...  more »
  • We took a taxi from Nice to visit the gardens. They were magnificent. It was late in the season but men were out working in the gardens planting and tidying up. I took many pictures just to have somet...  more »
  • Great place on CAP Ferrat. Be sure to take your audioguide in Russian-hear high-excursion not only about the Villa, but also about the history of the French Rothschilds. Eclectic interiors have been preserved in the Villa and the garden around the Villa, the corners of which are made in different styles of garden art.
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  • If you go in a car, parking is not guaranteed and can be difficult as it's on a steep slope, ok that's the bad stuff done. Stunning building and grounds and gorgeous scenery all around. The house is interesting and the gardens are beautiful. A great place to take photos.
  • Beautiful villa with a beautiful large garden divided into several thematic parts. From the garden has amazing views of the surrounding villages. I strongly recommend to visit it. It is a bit remote from the train station and bus stop 100.
  • The gardens are the most spectacular part of this villa. The building itself is nice and the free audio guides are helpful. The tea room is worth the price of the beautiful salads and pastries. But take the most time walking the grounds and enjoying the views of the bays on either side of the villa and the flora found no where else in the Côte d'Azur.
  • Lovely, lovely garden-- We had a really excellent meal in the restaurant with very reasonable prices. Would love to return
  • The house was not as impressive as i had hoped but the gardens are a true stand out! The views from the Villa are amazing. A great place to spend a day just strolling.