Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

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Baroness Béatrice de Rothschild constructed Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild between 1905 and 1912. Each of the villa's nine lush gardens has a unique theme: Florentine, Spanish, French, exotic, a stone garden, Japanese, rose, Provençal, and a garden de Sèvres. Formed under the direction of landscape architect Achille Duchêne, the gardens form the shape of a ship, meant to be viewed from the terrace of the house. The shape was inspired by the architect's voyage on the liner Île de France. The original gardeners were dressed as sailors, wearing berets with red pom-poms. Work out when and for how long to visit Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and other St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat attractions using our handy St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat trip planner.
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  • A fantastic grand mansion that is full of impressive furniture, decoration, and art. No less impressive gardens of several design varieties. "Summer Nights" events are fun, with musical and dance... 
    A fantastic grand mansion that is full of impressive furniture, decoration, and art. No less impressive gardens of several design varieties. "Summer Nights" events are fun, with musical and dance...  more »
  • In the middle of the heat of July, wandering around gardens is perhaps not the best time to visit the Ephrussi Gardens - but yet it was a delight. There are lots of shady spots with benches... 
    In the middle of the heat of July, wandering around gardens is perhaps not the best time to visit the Ephrussi Gardens - but yet it was a delight. There are lots of shady spots with benches...  more »
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  • Stunning and really versatile gardens and a great audio tour (via an app on your phone) about the woman who had the villa built. The views over the bay alone would be enough reason to visit. We had lunch in the tea room and although it was a bit pricey the taste and quality was certainly worth its price. Only downside to my visit was that there are renovations underway at the front facade of the building. They are necessary and I’m happy they are keeping the villa in good shape, but it was a pity I couldn’t see the villa in all its glory, I guess I have a reason to come back.
  • One of the greatest locations to have a wedding, and with good reason. Very private, very stunning, and has incredible views. I love all the spots here at the gardens where you can host your small and intimate ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. The staff are incredibly friendly and are very helpful in guiding you around and showing you the best spots for your wedding photography as well! As a wedding photographer, this venue is on top of the list for the best experience!

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