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villa & jardins ephrussi de rothschild

by greenrabbitdesigns


The Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild was without a doubt the highlight of our recent trip to the south of France.

The villa was designed and built between 1905 and 1912 by Baroness Béatrice de Rothschild (1864–1934) who was a member of the Rothschild banking family, Béatrice was married to the banker Baron Maurice de Ephrussi.

The Baroness filled the mansion with antique furniture, Old Master paintings, sculptures, objets d’art, and an extensive collection of rare porcelain.

I’ll take you for a little tour of inside the villa first!



rothchilds ceilings Collage

















The villa is situated on the Cap Ferrat peninsula with outstanding views of the Mediterranean on either side but the most amazing thing about it are the gardens. The grounds are divided up into various gardens each one beautiful.


Spanish Garden


Florentine Garden


Stone Garden


Japanese Garden


Exotic Garden


Rose Garden


French Garden

My favourite garden was the French Garden, it was beautifully laid out with it’s musical fountains, I could have sat there forever!








Such a wonderful place, how amazing would it have been to have lived there!!

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ali October 13, 2014 - 8:36 pm

looks beautiful……love the colour of the exterior

mynestofyarnandbuttons October 13, 2014 - 8:55 pm

Vivienne, I would have loved to have lived there even for one day! The gardens and fountains are exquisite! The views and interior were stunning! What a fabulous tour, thanks, xoRobin Who wouldn’t want to live in a pink villa!

Jane's Journal October 13, 2014 - 8:57 pm

O wow Vivienne what a gorgeous villa. They must have had endless money, such luxury. I agree with you about the French garden, Verseilles must have had an influence in the design…just stunning. I am sure you could have spent your whole holiday there. I hear you are getting the better weather at the moment, today has been just dire here…dark, wet and windy…yuk! Enjoy your week my dear xx

Helenjean October 13, 2014 - 9:11 pm

Yet another place on my ever growing bucket list x

Luciedrolet@gmail.com October 14, 2014 - 2:07 am

So beautiful villa. All pics are gorgeous!

Robin Pelton October 14, 2014 - 3:51 am

There isn’t anything like that here in Washington State….boo hoo, transport me there please! Robin

B. Géraldine October 14, 2014 - 9:09 am

AAhhh franch villas and French gardens ….. everybody wants them !!!! Here in France it’s in our culture ….. we have so many such of these places !! I’m glad you enjoyed it. and your pictures are beautiful ! have a lovely day !

Karen October 14, 2014 - 9:32 am

I am just breathless now with all that beauty! Could easily fall in love with those gardens and the view. xo

Gill October 14, 2014 - 10:06 am

What a beautiful and elegant villa! The French furniture and decor is all so pale and gorgeous, I could just move right in!
The gardens are wonderful too, and you must have loved spending time there amongst all that beauty – the way they are laid out, and the fountains, I’m sure you could stay there quite happily for a long time!
Thanks for sharing Vivienne – when I ever get back to the south of France I’ll put this lovely place and the Renior museum, right at the top of places to visit.
Gill xx

Elizabeth October 14, 2014 - 12:47 pm

How do I put it into words, it is all so beautiful Vivienne. Keep looking at the work with your camera time and time again. Thank you. Elizabeth x x

Simone October 14, 2014 - 6:23 pm

What a beautiful place. I would quite like to live in a pink house! The owners certainly had good taste. x

Debbie Seton October 14, 2014 - 8:01 pm

Imagine to have lived there and to have thought that it wasn’t at all out of the ordinary – which I’m sure they did! Beautiful house and gardens – particularly partial to that chartreuse coloured porcelain 🙂

helen philipps October 14, 2014 - 8:30 pm

What a lovely post, so many fascinating photos, I enjoyed it all! Such a perfectly beautiful pink villa surrounded by lovely gardens and filled with gorgeous things! Thank you for taking us along on your tour, Vivienne 🙂
Wishing you a happy week.
Helen xox

Patty October 15, 2014 - 1:38 pm

Ooo I say, that place is just exquisite isn’t it. The gardens amazing and a view to die for, what a lovely day that must’ve been V x

Pam October 15, 2014 - 1:45 pm

I think living in a pink villa would be just perfect right now! P xx

alisonb2 October 15, 2014 - 8:25 pm


Jennifer October 16, 2014 - 3:28 pm

It’s really gorgeous. So much money they must have poured into it. I love that it’s pink; it feels very tropical to me.

Madelief October 16, 2014 - 7:48 pm

What an amazing place! The house, the garden, the view. It looks beautiful. Hope I will be able to visit myself someday.

Madelief x

Sharon October 17, 2014 - 7:48 am

What a wonderful post, beautiful images and memories for me, we went there almost 40 years ago with our 2 eldest daughters and I was expecting our third. It is the most enchanting place, thank you for sharing your visit.

Anne D.T. October 19, 2014 - 1:13 pm

Sorry for late comments, V. So beautiful inside and out….talk about living in the lap of luxury!! Happy mid October!!!
Anne xx

jooles October 20, 2014 - 3:45 pm

WoW! that is some place and those views …..
It’s on my list!
love Jooles x x x

Mia October 22, 2014 - 8:58 am

Hello dear Vivienne,

What a lovely place, and so me 🙂 too, pink and all! I wish I could visit someday… And just as you said: how amazing would it have been to have lived there! Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures, they send a ray of sunshine (well it shines a bit outside too) here, we have snow and -10C, not great!


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