on September 7, 2002
The town of Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat is located midway between Monaco and Nice, 10 km away from each. Here you can visit one of the most beautiful villas on the peninsula which is open to the public and is like a palace from "One Thousand and One Nights": the Villa Ile de France. This mansion is decorated with the treasures of the baronness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild. More than 5000 works of art are displayed, together with an impressive collection of furniture, lamps and carpets... it's really gorgeous. But besides visiting the villa, you just have to see the gardens of the villa surrounded by the sea. The Baronness Ephrussi de Rothschild was inspired by her travels to create 7 gardens designed around several themes... Spanish, Florentine or Japanese...garden of the Muses, garden of the Lapidary, the rose garden... impeccable walk-ways, palm-trees and rare fragrances surround this paradise.
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