Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Pink Lady of Cap Ferrat

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There’s the 1% and then there’s the 1% of the 1% and they probably have a villa on Cap-Ferrat, tucked behind high shrubs and wrought iron gates with crests and 180-degree views of the sea.

Unless you get a dinner invite or are hired to mow the lawn, however, getting into one is unlikely.

Enter Villa Ephrussi de Rothchild, a grand pink pallazo located on the exclusive Cap-Ferrat peninsula that was once the private domain of King Leopold I of Belgium.

Baroness Ephrussi de Rothschild had the house built in 1905 and rumor has it she only visited a couple of times per year. It was eventually bequeathed to the institute of France in 1934 and is now open to the public for visits and tours, showing off the opulent wealth that was and still is pervasive along the French Riviera.

The cotton candy pink villa houses a gorgeous collection of tapestries, artwork, china, and furniture, and is most notable for its nine distinct gardens,  which visitors can also wander.

There is a walking trail that connects to Villa Kerylos.

At A Glance

Avenue Ephrussi
Cap Ferrat
Open year round, 10AM-6PM; Limited hours Nov-Jan

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