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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  • Absolutely worth a visit- I left my young family on the beach whilst I visited which I think was the right decision as not much if anything to amuse children. Gorgeous house and gardens- I spent two h...  more »
  • I am an architect and I have a dual view, very curious, but the feeling that you get is not in someone's House, and in the Museum, of course she created her house as a Museum, but it was not her aura, this minus villas that it in full its filling is ... That is not true of the garden-there all good
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  • Very beautiful and picturesque place! Garden simply chic. What types of opened at Bay! Times in a half hour in the garden included singing fountains. Upon entering, there are audio guides are given in Russian. We had Riviera pass (in the tourist centre of Nice purchased) therefore, for visiting the Villa we were not paid. We traveled from Nice to 81 bus (1.5 euro). On the way back came in the town of Villefranche-sur-Mer, enjoy the magnificent views of the azure coast.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fascinating place. Unique and eccentric. The French belle epoque equivalent to a King Ludwig Bavarian castle.
  • Beautiful garden and property. Worth a visit if you run out of places to see in this area. 2h will be enough
  • One of the most beautiful places in the world . The views are breath taking, the gardens are well kept , interesting and exotic and when the water fountains start dancing to Vivaldi's Four Seasons .You become in seventh heaven. This is a healing place. The house is so beautiful with video explaining the history. There is also a very tasty restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.delicious cakes. If you are in South if France you must not miss this superb place !!! It is cleansing and awe inspiring.

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