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“a vist to a 2nd century greek villa built in la belle Epoque”

Villa Grecque Kerylos
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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.
London, United Kingdom
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“a vist to a 2nd century greek villa built in la belle Epoque”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

exquisite setting and delicious interiors perfect in every detail january is a perfect time to visit its still like mid summer

Visited January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Another 'CultureSpace' gem ...”
Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

The company that runs this tourist attraction seems to specialise in very personalised, more boutique style exhibitions - we have now been to four of their 'spaces' around France. I had heard about Villa Kerylos and really only went because I thought I should be a good little tourist etc ... descriptions of it being incredibly ornate to the degree of being 'tizzy' were not overstated, however; it was fascinating because of its 'tizziness'! One man's determination (coupled with his wealth!) to recreate a villa in the style of Ancient Greece is fascinating .... I wonder whether Theodore Reinach was supremely patriotic; a show-off of the highest order; or whether he had a philanthropic and generous foresight to create and preserve some of the architectural beauty of his heritage ? Will we ever really know.
It's really worth a visit.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Ancient Greece on the Riviera.”
Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

A very interesting and beautifully created villa. It was built in 1908 by a French family interested in Ancient Greece. They put in modern features like anthropomorphic and plumbing but the reproductions of furniture and Tate's are excellent. The seaside setting is really nice. We walked from Villefranche, about 2 miles. Nice walk and then a visit to the town. You can also take a train from Nice or Menton.

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St-Bruno
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“If you cannot make it, do not worry”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

The attraction comes in combo with Villa Rothschild, a few miles away. While the first one fully deserves a visit, the second does not. It is pathetic to have built such a foolish thing. The parking may be extremely hard to find, the visit cannot last over an hour. If you are now crazy about old greek things, you may as well avoid it.

Visited September 2012
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Moscow, Russia
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“Stunningly beautiful!”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Though only a replica, this villa is a masterpiece and it's hard to believe that any man could have built such a beauty. There was applied an incredible attention to details in the process of construction and furnishing. The frescoes are fantastic, as well as the very location and views. Definitely this place is a must see!

Visited May 2012
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