Discovering the villa

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by roza4 on February 24, 2001

When you enter the villa through the elegant entrance in Gothic style, you immediately find yourself in a large hall, or what you can call a covered patio. The columns are made of pink marble form archways, and the second floor is surrounded by balconies. The hall is decorated with several paintings from medieval and Renaissance times. The arrows show you where to go next. So let's follow them.

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.

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, France, 06230
33 4 93 01 33 09

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