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“A Greek dream in southern France” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Villa Grecque Kerylos

Villa Grecque Kerylos
Impasse Gustave Eiffel, 06310 Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France
+33 (0)4 93 01 01 44
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Owner description: Discover this Cote d'Azur seaside Palazzo, luxurious reconstitution of an Ancient Greek Villa. At the edge of the sea, facing the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula, the Villa is a magic place that takes you back in time. Entirely furnished and decorated, the Villa's many rooms bear witness to the art of living and refinement of Ancient Greece. The Villa is also a place for wedding and receptions organization.
Antibes
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“A Greek dream in southern France”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you appreciate history and furniture craftsmanship you will enjoy visiting this attraction.

It is located an easy distance to the Beaulieu train station, and also on bus routes that come from Nice, Monaco, Menton.

There are fine examples of mosaics, ironwork including chandeliers, bronze, marble, ivory statues.

The location is fabulous overlooking the bay of Beaulieu and across to St Jean Cap Ferrat.

There are special discounts if you also want to visit Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, or if you arrive by local TER train.

There is no restaurant or any food facilities here so bring snacks/drinks with you. Accessible ground-level toilets are at the entrance.

The free audioguide is superb for detailing the history of the exhibits and the rooms at the Villa, it's available in 7 languages.

For a more detailed review of how to get there, where to park if you self-drive, nearest children's playground, accessiblility at the Villa, please visit my blog article http://accessriviera.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/a-greek-dream-in-southern-france-villa-kerylos/

Visited June 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“My preconceptions were wrong!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

For three visits in this area I had refused to visit a Greek villa in southern France. It sounded to me like the last word in kitsch! IT ISN"T, it's marvellous with some of the most beautifully detailed furniture one could imagine. what craftsmanship! And the setting is pretty good too. This is probably an outrageous thing to say but I enjoyed it far more than the Rothschild villa, so much so that I would really like to visit again.....soon!

Visited May 2014
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Christchurch
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“Interesting villa visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The special site, quality and detail of the furnishings and building are worthy of a closer inspection. The audio guides and upkeep of this former home, built in a Greek style, make the visit interesting and well worthwhile. Recommend a visit

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Bloomington, Indiana
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“Surprisingly interesting!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

This was a great break from the coastal towns and beach, added great variety to our trip. We toured the house and it was completely furnished and decorated in the Ancient Greek style. It was nice to get that unexpected history lesson while enjoying he Mediterranean. There were also audio guides available which were a great help!

Visited August 2013
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Beirut, Lebanon
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“If you have the time”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were disappointed with the Villa , nothing interesting , for me it was a waste of time and nothing more, probably because we visited Villa Rotschild just before we visited the Villa Grecque.

Visited August 2013
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