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“away from the crowds”
Review of Villa Eilenroc

Villa Eilenroc
Ranked #15 of 96 things to do in Antibes
Certificate of Excellence
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Antibes, France
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“away from the crowds”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

you can visit the villa for free in winter. but in summerseason it is just 2 euros. free access of the gardens, the roseraie and 1 floor of the villa. enjoy the view on the bay and the Esterel. and sometimes the classical music concert in the front garden. paradisiac.

Visited May 2013
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Ain, France
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59 reviews
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“Beautiful rose garden”
Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

This is the second year in a row we have visited this lovely garden and we will come again. The Villa Eilenroc is down a small side street in the Cap d'Antibes with not much parking but we get there at 11 and you can usually park along the road. In May it is open Weds and Sat only and costs 2€ which is nothing. Most of the garden is tropical and slightly left to nature but the walled rose garden and adjoining walkway smothered with roses are breathtaking. May and June would be the best time to see this. The views from the garden over the Med are stunning. You have to really see this place in full sun and blue skies. You can also walk the sentier littoral from outside the garden that takes you right along the sea front which you can't do in a car.

Visited May 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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107 reviews
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“Not worth the visit except for the walk around the cap”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

Took bus #2 from the bus station in Antibes. Only the main floor open for visitors not much to see. Talk a walk around the cap

Visited March 2013
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Zrenjanin
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“France, Winter trip from Cannes to Antibes”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

France
Winter trip from Cannes to Antibes
by Zoran Slavic

When I moved from Cannes to AntibesI hoped that the sailboat anchored off Kroazete not just a metaphor for all that I'll see her on this azure landscape. It was an impressive ship. The real wood made, with sails, canvas and powerful. The only thing I had a dilemma about guns, whether real or just an imitation? But the whole thing was nothing but outstanding set design of the film Roman Polanski's '' Pirates''. Atypical for this director. And quite mediocre. In which, however, Matthew Walter, as usual, brilliant. Logically, in which, as Khan, for decades engaged in showing glamor to the silver screen, stage turns into almost an actual event. For tourists in all seasons.
The event is actually a sailing ship, the next day went on a tour of the Cote d'Azur and mentioned that he would even go straight to Africa. It was not verified, but the fact that Africans hold the riviera street selling trinkets not be checked. That was obvious. I still went to Antibes. There were real fortress. And a lot of nice things. In fact, even at the descent from the main road, overlooking the harbor Antibes old town, I saw something big, rocky and marked by a strong recognizable.
The fortress, which for centuries has protected this once respected port, irresis tibly reminded me of Petrovaradin monument. In Novi Sad. Almost everything is the same. But here - less. A solid structure, partly built on the foundations of similar buildings from the Roman period, now known as Fort Carrre fortress, designed and built a marquis Sabastijen Vauban. In the 17th century. This eminent marshal and builder did more than 300 fortifications, mainly in France. It was important to myself as I looked out of the fort towards Cap d'Antibe.
Two urban districts, Sophia Antipolis and Juan la Pen, are another story. The first, named after another early ancient settlement represents the center of a very sophisticated technological production facilities. There is a French version of '' Silicon Valley'', like the one in the U.S., but also significant'' pharmaceutical factory „Velkom' 'which is the first in the world started producing medikmenata that slow AIDS.
Juan la Pen, however, particularly because of its exclusivity tourist, sometimes inducing visitors to forget even the name of the city that precedes it - Antibes. His sleepless nights in the casino, discos, clubs, festivals: Oldest jazz in la Peña Juan,
''Music in the heart, to the world-famous underwater film festivals, and of course of those events of everyday living character, life takes place here on the seesaw between tender ness and passion. There are those who mention the word - madness of enjoyment! Probably that's why Picasso, Green, Monet, Prevert gladly stayed at this Mediterranean reefs.
In return, however, it was still March, when winds from the Gulf of Genoa made mistral, with turntable on top of a hill and I looked away over an azure sea, who on that day had a brown and gray speckled appearance and was barely glowed under the sun. I stopped the car on another windy bend over the sea. Sea surface like mud, until the end of sight, because of the wind, current, blowing from the land, so that they can see only the back side, "back" of each wave. Strange sight. I tried to remember those former colors: blue hammer forged under the sun. Mediterranean blue once had its own variation: the clean water of the Adriatic Sea, the Aegean color with a hint of Homer's wine ... And now, all in color bog. Brown sea, steep banks, as without a beach, rocky hills and faded, like the desert, abandoned. Desert ... However, winter and bad weather are a rare opportunity to learn about the hidden and not less precious heritage of this part of the Mediterranean. Because, during the summer to enjoy and have fun, there is no time for museums, gallery, history ...

Visited February 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Neighbour to Roman Abramovich's Chateu de la Croe”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

The villa of Dudley and Mrs Beaumont is a fascinating piece of history, and the vast gardens at their best in May and June in this unique location on the tip of Cap dAntibes. You also get a good view of the refurbished gem Chateau de la Croe. Unfortunately when Roman is in residence, the municipality cravenly close Eilenroc "due to security concerns". Considering it is only open on Wednesdays, you may have a wasted journey, or you may be in luck.

Visited June 2012
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