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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  • This gem is well worth visiting with the splendid villa & beautiful grounds to browse round for several hours. Loved the musical fountain display. 
    This gem is well worth visiting with the splendid villa & beautiful grounds to browse round for several hours. Loved the musical fountain display.  more »
  • Outstanding visit where you can enjoy a beautiful villa/mansion which is being renovated and has antique furniture on display and also art. The well kept gardens are divided in different... 
    Outstanding visit where you can enjoy a beautiful villa/mansion which is being renovated and has antique furniture on display and also art. The well kept gardens are divided in different...  more »
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  • I loved my visit at the Villa and will definitely be coming back again. Things to know: - Bring your earphones. I can't stress this enough. This was a lifesaver. So many people were holding their tour guide apparatus near their ears. - If you're coming by train, stop at the Super U before coming to get yourself a nice big bottle of water. There is a lot of walking and you get thirsty really quickly. There is also complimentary water served at the restaurant. - Bus 15 is the best way to get there. It comes every 15- 20 minutes.There is the 100 that also stops nearby, but when it's hot, the last thing you want to do is walk a whole lot. - It's best to come first thing at around 10- 11. That way you visit everything and get a nice table for lunch at 12. I noticed that after I finished my lunch (around 1:30) there seemed to be a huge line of people. -The menu is also the cheapest of the options. Menu is quiche of the day, salad and a dessert of choice. - Take time to walk around the gardens and just absorb the peaceful views. There is also a waterworks show that happens every 15 or so minutes. - Keep in mind that there are stairs. And sometimes lots of them. I heard so many grumbling about how there aren't any elevators. It didn't bother me personally- it is a tour. - The ticket is a bit pricey, but it is worth it in my opinion.
  • Beautiful gardens, magical and romantic atmosphere, great antique furniture collection in a very charming and elegant villa. Take the audio guides for a better visit and watch the fountain music show in front of the villa.. Make sure you go between 10 am and 15 pm because you need around 2h to fully enjoy the place.

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