The Côte d’Azur has its fair share of stunning villas, but one in particular stands out from the rest. It’s the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and it, along with its nine surrounding gardens, is open for public visits all throughout the year.
The Villa is located midway between Nice and Monaco on Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, overlooking Villefranche Bay to one side and Beaulieu Bay to the other. Constructed between 1905 and 1912 by Baroness Béatrice de Rothschild, it is designed in the Italian Renaissance style with an eclectic sense of the rest of the world tied in through Lombard, Venetian and Spanish influences. The home houses a vast collection of priceless art, furniture and objects that, along with the Estate, were donated to the Académie de Beaux-Arts de l’Institut de France (The French Institute Academy of Fine Arts) after Baroness Rothschild’s death in 1934.
A visit to the French Riviera is incomplete without a tour of this magnificent, historic Estate.
Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
1 Avenue Ephrussi de Rothschild
Open Monday to Friday from 2.00pm to 6.00pm | On Saturday and Sunday from 10.00am to 6.00pm