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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild

Av. Ephrussi, 06230 St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
+33 (0)4 93 01 33 09
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: It took Baroness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild, one of the most original women on the French Riviera, seven years to build one of the most beautiful sites on the Côte d’Azur. An enlightened art enthusiast who travelled back and forth across France and Europe, Béatrice de Rothschild built up an incomparable and eclectic collection of masterpieces: priceless Sèvres and Vincennes porcelain, works by Fragonard, paintings by the masters (Boucher, Carpaccio, Tiepolo, etc.), Louis XVI furniture, and so on.
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Mohnton, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We would not have known of this spectacular place but for a friend at home who recommended it to us when he found out we would be visiting Villefranche for a day on our cruise. The garden were unbelievable, even in mid-October. I can't imagine how beautiful they are in Spring and Summer. The desert garden was quite unususal and... More

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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136 reviews 136 reviews
120 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The villa is beautiful by itself with classic rooms, paintings, tapestries, and porcelain. But wait until you get into the gardens! You'll pass nine of them: from Rose to Japanese, from Spanish to Stone, and more. The place is beautifully cared for and wait to see the music fountains. Yes, it's not Bellagio but well done nevertheless. And then enjoy... More

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madison, wi
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112 reviews 112 reviews
31 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The Villa is amazing and the gardens are just as amazing. Every 20 minutes the fountain goes off accompanied by music. This villa is on the peninsula so there are great views of the water in both directions. Beatrice thought of everything when she constructed this place. Normally restaurants or cafes in tourist sites have mediocre food at best. This... More

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This attraction is very easy to access from Nice on the No 52 bus - which currently costs E1.50 per journey. The villa stands on top of the ridge of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat with views all around of this most beautiful of coasts. The villa is full of art works collected by Beatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild, who was not short of a... More

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Helsinki, Finland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place can be compared with Capri or Sorrento in beauty! You could spend hours watching the sea and the panoramic scenery below, with just a hint of soft wind on your face as a companion. There are several different gardens around the villa, French, Japanese, Stone etc. to visit and nice fountains with music performances at times. Relaxing to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Oh to have money. An easy bus ride from Nice to this most glorious pink villa, the palatial creation of Beatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild, perched high on St Jean-Cap-Ferrat amongst magnificent gardens and overlooking the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. We chose to wander through the gardens in the relative coolness of the morning before venturing indoors. Pathways meander from... More

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Tampere, Finland
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

It is one of the best places to visit on the French Riviera. It is two in one - museum and botanic garden, plus spectacular panoramic views. It is located between Nice and Monaco. It has long opening hours and it can easily be reached by car or public transportation ( line 81, "Plage de Passable" stop).

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Cascais, Portugal
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6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The Palace, the View, the costume Made Gardens, makes you want to Visit This exquisite space in Cap Ferrat. They were attending a Japanese weading at the time, so, there is such a possabilitie :) Beautiful Place!

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Shoreham by Sea
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55 attraction reviews
315 helpful votes 315 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

It’s very rare that you come across any property that you cannot fault. It’s rarer still to come across a property owner who you fall in love with, when they’ve been dead many years! But both these things happened to my wife and I upon seeing this place. It completely blew us away, from the fabulous rooms, stunning antiques, incredible... More

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Although visited the area before, I had somehow missed out on this treat. The whole place is stunning (as you might expect from a Rothschild place) and needs some time to look round properly - and you'll want to do that. Even though it was October, the gardens were stunning with lots still in flower. There are nine themed areas,... More

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