Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild – Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
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You’ve seen it all over your instagram feeds and now here’s a closer look at the stunning and legendary pink villa; the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild on Cap Ferrat, near Nice. During our 9 day trip to the South of France, I made it our number one Instagram priority to visit the beautiful villa, we arrived just after the villa opens to the public at 10am, and spent a few hours exploring the stunning gardens and grounds and inside the stately home.
The villa was purchased by Beatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild in 1905, and it took over 10 years to transform the gardens and villa, she enjoyed the villa as her winter home, and just before her death in 1934, Beatrice donated the villa, its land and its art collection to the Academie des Beaux-Arts before it was tragically abandoned during World War Two. It was after the war that the gardens and property were cared for and restored – and the villa was painted pink!
Today, it’s a popular tourist destination and a one-off fee for entrance tickets will allow you to spend as long as you like enjoying the beautiful gardens and views over the sea and the other beautiful homes on Cap Ferrat.
We arrived an hour or so after opening time and were pleasantly surprised at how few tourists were also there at that time, but as we approached lunch time it started to get far busier, so at this point Charlie and I made our way to the beautiful outdoor restaurant area where we enjoyed a scrumptious salad each for lunch – which was surprisingly good quality and affordable considering how ‘touristy’ the setting was!
For more on our trip to South of France, watch my Outfit Diaries video here;
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