Villa in France 🏡 The opulent Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is located on the breathtaking French Riviera, at the top of Cap Ferrat. It was built between 1905-1912 during the ‘Belle Époque’ by the Baroness Beatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild, the daughter of the wealthy banker Baron Alphonse de Rothschild.
The villa was designed in the style of an Italian palazzo, with a facade of delicate pastel pink. The villa houses a vast collection of over 5,000 works of art (mosaics, Gobelins tapestries, paintings by the great masters, porcelain and furniture). The villa is surrounded by beautiful gardens in French, Spanish and Japanese style. Musical fountains bring the French garden to life every 20 minutes.
On her death in 1934, the Baroness donated the property and its collections to the Académie des Beaux Arts division of the Institut de France and it is now open to the public.
Entrance fee: €14
How to get there – The Villa is located 10km from Nice and 15km from Monaco in Saint – Jean – Cap – Ferrat. From Nice you can get bus 81 from Place Garibaldi and it stops right in front of the Villa.