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Villa Ephrussi

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Bequeathed to the Institut de France in 1933 by the Baroness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild this beautiful villa and its nine gardens boasts the most spectacular setting on Cap Ferrat.

Winter residence

The Italianate Villa was built for the Baroness and her husband at the turn of the 20th century. However, in 1904 the couple divorced and Béatrice used the Villa as her Winter residence for many years. Moreover, she also stored here Renaissance furniture and works of art by the Impressionists collected throughout her life.

Themed gardens

The magnificent gardens which surround the Villa cover 7 ha/17 acres. All are themed and decorated with patios, waterfalls, ponds and flower beds not to mention rare trees. The themes chosen were Spanish, French, Florentine, Japanese, Stone, Rose, Exotic, Provençal and the Jardin de Sèvres around a pool on the west side of the house.

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Département: Alpes-Maritimes.

1 Avenue Ephrussi de Rothschild, 06230 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

33 (0)4 93 01 33 09

Price: $$


Around Nice

Côte d'Azur In-A-Day

From Nice to Italy on the French Riviera

A drive from Nice to Italy

Beaches, casinos, luxury yachts , gardens and movie stars

Text © Paul Shawcross

Image by © Paul Shawcross