My day exploring Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild  |  Cote d’Azur, France | During my last time at the French Riviera, attending as every year ILTM Cannes – International Luxury Travel Market, I was invited by Raffles Hotels and Accor Hotels to spend a full day in Cap Ferrat, at the very lovely Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Here is how my day went along. You may see all my photos and videos from my recent trip to Cote d’Azur at my Instagram @carlosmeliablog

It was my last day in Cannes, and had an early morning checking out my hotel, since I was schedule to spend the day exploring Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and after that moving to my last night in Monaco and Monte Carlo. The scenery driving along the French Riviera from Cannes to Cap Ferrat was just strikinly gorgeous.

So we arrived to Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. also called villa Île-de-France, is a French seaside villa located at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on the French Riviera. Constructed between 1905 and 1912 by Baroness Béatrice de Rothschild. All I can say after my day at this lovely villa, is that if you are planning on hosting a wedding, corporate event or gathering, this is an ideal destination and venue to do so.

Hosted by Raffles Hotels and Accor Hotels, we were lucky enough to have the entire Villa and Gardens to our self for the entire day. Quite an unique experience on a gorgeous day. Cocktails were serve outdoors next to the fountains, and lunch inside.

Béatrice de Rothschild built her rose-colored villa on a promontory on the isthmus of Cap Ferrat overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, filling the mansion with antique furniture, paintings, sculptures, and assembled an extensive collection of rare porcelain.

The grounds of this villa are spectacular, and of course the views over the Mediterranean Sea make all even more special. The gardens are classified by the French Ministry of Culture as one of the Notable Gardens of France.

Nine gardens, each on a different theme: Florentine, Spanish, French exotic, a stone garden, a Japanese garden, a rose garden, Provençal and a garden de Sèvres. The garden was conceived in the form of a ship, to be viewed from the loggia of the house, which was like the bridge of a vessel.

During our day, we were able to do a full site inspection of the Villa including the State Apartments, Beatrice’s Apartment, the gardens, the porcelain collection, and the first floor rooms.

Lunch was served and we were right there to to enjoy a lovely dinner with even more amazing views.

In the far end of the park is a hill covered with cypress trees, surrounding a replica garden of the Temple of Love at the Petit Trianon palace.

The rest of my afternoon was on Champagne by the gardens, champagne by the fountains, champagne by the Mediterranean, champagne.. champagne.. champagne.

It was time to move to my next destination for my evening in the French Riviera. Off I went on my private car to Monaco and Monte Carlo. Blog on that coming next… The Villa is open 365 day a year from 10AM to 6PM. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator –

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