Ephrussi de Rothschild Villa and Gardens
Between Nice and Monaco, the Cap-Ferrat is a narrow peninsula with some of the most beautiful scenery on the Côte d'Azur. Many exclusive private villas lie along this stretch of coastline, although visitors rarely have a chance to see past the gated entryways. One famous villa that's open to the public is the Rothschild Villa built for Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild, the daughter of the wealthy banker Baron Alphonse de Rothschild. Upon inheriting her father's enormous fortune, Béatrice created this exquisite villa in a dreamy setting on the tip of the Cap-Ferrat.
One of the most beautiful homes on the Côte d'Azur, the villa was designed in the style of an Italian palazzo with a delicate pink facade. Béatrice's exceptional taste is revealed throughout the interior and especially in the Grand Salon with its Louis XVI furnishings and sumptuous floral-motif decor. After touring the villa's interior, visitors may wander around the magnificent gardens. The nine distinct gardens include a French garden, a Spanish and Florentine garden with trellised patios, a rose garden with dozens of floral varieties, and a traditional Japanese garden with waterfalls and fish ponds.