21 Aug Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
EVENT | Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
WHERE | Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
COST | 50 euros
ABOUT | This excursion will start with lunch at the Chateau followed by a train ride to Saint Jean Cap Ferrat on the French Riviera. Upon arrival in town you may join us on a 30-45 minute photogenic walk to the Villa (15 minutes or so are uphill) or you may arrange alternate transportation to the Villa on your own.
The villa was designed by the French architect Aaron Messiah, and constructed between 1905 and 1912 by Baroness Béatrice de Rothschild (1864–1934). The sea-side villa is surrounded by nine gardens, each on a different theme: Florentine, Spanish, Garden à la française, exotic, a stone garden, a Japanese garden, a rose garden, Provençal and a garden de Sèvres. They were created between 1905 and 1912 under the direction of landscape architect Achille Duchêne. The Baroness filled the rose colored mansion with antique furniture, Old Master paintings, sculptures, objets d’art, and assembled an extensive collection of rare porcelain. The gardens are classified by the French Ministry of Culture as one of the Notable Gardens of France.