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“Great gardens”

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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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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“Great gardens”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went with our kids 5 and 7 so that pretty much nixed the option of getting the audio tour of the interior of the villa. It was a gorgeous day and the kids just couldn't be kept inside so we hit the gardens and were impressed. We spent a couple of hours outside exploring, again only limited by the kids patience. What a view and what an incredible amount of work it must take to keep those gardens as they are.

Visited July 2014
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“Impressive but gauche”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was my fourth visit and each time I have left having admired the marvellous setting, the energy that went into constructing the place and the fabulous way that the house, garden and collection illustrate a period and the lifestyle and taste of a privileged section of the community. But extraordinary as it is, I do find this a hard place to warm to. The collections are not to my taste and the gardens are so over the top. That said, it makes a great visit and helps complete a social history of the development of this coast as a tourist destination and a home for those with money. The café is well worth a visit if only to sit and enjoy the view.

Visited May 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Gorgeous Gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

Easily accessed by local bus, this is a lovely place to spend an afternoon wandering around the villa and its beautifully kept gardens. There is a different garden around every corner - Japanese, Provencale, etc - all different and stunning in their own way. A very peaceful spot with beautiful views of the coastline. We had a wonderful lunch on the terrace - smoked salmon, tarte tatin and coffee with a glass of rose for a set price of 35 euros. There is also a very tempting gift shop on your way out.

Visited July 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Superb setting for fabulous home and garden”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

This home and garden is beautiful and the story of its establishment and more recent recovery is interesting. Audio guides for the home tour are included in the entry price and a huge asset. The maintenance of both the home and garden is outstanding. We thoroughly recommend a visit to appreciate the beauty and elegance.

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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have been to this part of France many times but this was our first visit to the Villa Ephrussi . It was absolutely wonderful . The house and gardens are superb. The views to both Villefrance and Beau Lieu are breathtaking.

Visited July 2014
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