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New Jersey, New Jersey
March 29, 2006
From journal Nice and the Cote d'Azur, Land of La Belle Epoque
Cinnaminson, New Jersey
September 7, 2002
From journal Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland, Switzerland
May 6, 2001
From journal Easter WE on the French Riviera
February 24, 2001
Louis XVIth drawing room is really a very unique room. Here the walls are covered with wood panels, the ceiling has paintings on it and the furniture and carpets and doors are all authentic Louis XVI. The furniture has tapestries on it that depict La Fontaines fables. Next is Louis XVth drawing room which very much reminds of the previous room.
Next is the suite of the Baronesse. It's a small boudoire, full of light and exquisite furniture from the XVIIIth century. There is also a dining room full of Sevre porcelain that is exhibited in the show-cases.
The estate also offers guided tours of the collections which include the room of tapestries, the room of Far-Eastern art, the Fragonard room, and several other.
by Bob Nicholls
August 10, 2000
The Villa is a fascinating museum, with a wide collection of items including drawings of Fragonard, porcelain, furniture, and tapestries. As strange as it might seem,there is even a collection of shoes from China, including some from the times when women had their feet bound. The museum itself does not require a length visit.
However, the most impressive part of the Villa visit is the extensive gardens. They are divided into several sections representing different geographic and climate zones (Spanish, Provencal, Exotic, Florentine, Roses, and others). There are lovely walkways, some covered with trellises and vines, benches from which you can admire the view, statuary, and a huge reflecting pool, all amid gorgeous gardens. There is a truly amazing variety of flowers and foliage, beautifully organized and displayed. Given the heat, some areas might seem to be a bit in need of water, but overall, the effect is still well worth a visit. In fact, the gardens have even been the subject of garden shows on international television.
The Villa is an oasis from the usual crowds of the main cities nearby and is just a short hop from Nice, between Nice and Monaco. Having visited there in the spring and summer, there never seem to be be too many people.
Once you have enjoyed the Villa and the gardens, resplendent in their size, layout and beauty, stop in the Villa's tea room with a wonderful high ceiling, for a refreshing and relaxing break and pamper yourself. Sit back and even if only for a moment, imagine that it is your dream villa!
From journal Experience Nice and Area