Postcard from Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Postcard from Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Nine thematic gardens. A view of the sea from three out of four windows. A water show played to classical music every half hour. A collection of instrument-playing monkey figurines.


It’s not Disneyland or Vegas: it’s Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Completed in 1912, it was designed as an 18th-century chateau. Baronness de Rothschild spared no expense in creating her Rococo dream house. Located in St-Jean-Cap Ferrat, just a 20-minute bus ride from Nice, the villa is the perfect afternoon getaway. Wander through the Japanese garden, stop to smell the roses, enjoy lunch or tea with a beautiful view of the Mediterranean. It’s well worth the 9.50 Euro entry fee.

You can also hold private cocktails or receptions in the gardens. You know where to send my invitation.

Water show

Enjoying a lovely lunch

Interior view

Spanish gardens

Sea view

French classical gardens

  • Lovely photos!

  • Anonymous

    The fact that you can still wear a tank top is making me extremely jealous!! Stunning photos, looks like a great afternoon!

  • Beautiful photos! What sort of camera are you using?

  • Gorgeous photos. I don’t think I quite have your photography skills…wish I did though

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    Thanks so much!

  • Anonymous

    Merci! I have a Canon Rebel XSI 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I’m preparing to come back to Paris and searching for all the winter clothes I didn’t bring with me…

  • Beautiful photos, and love that top – why don’t I have nice travel clothes!

  • Anonymous

    Awww thanks! It is MUCH easier when you have a closet–we’ll see what my real “travel clothes” are when I set out for a month with a backpack. There’s so much pressure to always look cute in France, so I’m going to have to get creative!

  • Stunning! What a perfect afternoon.

  • Anonymous

    It’s quite a lovely place to visit!

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