Updated: Jul 17
The opulent Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is located on the breathtaking French Riviera, 10km from Nice and 15km from Monaco at the top of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
From Nice, you can get bus 81 from Place Garibaldi for about 20 min. and it stops right in front of the villa.
The villa was built between 1905-1912 during the 'Belle Époque' by Baroness Beatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild, the daughter of the wealthy banker Baron Alphonse de Rothschild.
The remarkable property was designed in the style of an Italian palazzo, with a facade of delicate pastel pink and it houses a vast collection of over 5,000 works of art (mosaics, Gobelins tapestries, paintings by the great masters, porcelain and furniture).
Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is surrounded by beautiful gardens in French, Spanish and Japanese style. Musical fountains bring the French garden to life every 20 minutes.
During your visit, you may use the audio-guided tour that will give you very detailed information about the villa and the life of Baroness Beatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild.
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.