Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France: Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
The Rothschilds to me just screams wealth.
Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, 15 minutes and EUR 13 in an Uber from the centre of Nice.
If you love anything pink and anything grand, this is your place. A pink mini palace is perched on top a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, surrounded by the most gorgeous landscaped gardens. The villa was constructed in the early 1900s by Baroness Beatrice de Rothschild, and upon her passing away in 1934, the property was donated to the arts division of Institut de France and has since then been open to the public.
The gardens though… wow, just wow.
It has 9 gardens all with its own theme – French, Spanish, Japanese, Florentine, Exotic, Stone, Rose, Provençal and garden de Sèvres.
Because the weather is that much warmer in the South of France than it is back in the UK, the roses were in perfect bloom just in time for their Rose Festival during start of May. I have never seen this much roses in once place, so incredibly beautiful and so fragrant… I felt like I was walking through the perfume department of Harrods but this beats hands down.
Prepare yourselves for a photo bomb explosion of colour, beauty and nature at its very best!
I know I know… you are now all rosed out!
Can you blame me for going trigger happy on my camera when everywhere you turn is a new frame?? It was a photographer’s dream, I tell you!
I would highly recommend a day out to this part of the French Riviera on a sunny day. They have a super adorable cafe with an outdoor terrace right within the gardens, where you can enjoy tea and piece of cake in the sunshine! Très bien!