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Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild: photo, description Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild)

Guests of Saint-Jean-cap-Ferrat and owners of real estate on one of the most expensive resorts in the world were many wealthy people: kings, Bohemians, celebrities and billionaires, including representatives of the Rothschild family.

The Villa, which belonged to Baroness Beatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild, today a Museum called the time of the "Belle Epoque", which reflects the tastes of the illustrious audience, their manners and habits.

Daughter of Alfred Rothschild and wife of oil magnate Maurice Ephrussi purchased a plot of land in Saint-Jean-cap-Ferrat in 1905, when the rest of the place was especially popular among the wealthy and aristocrats. On a plot area of seven hectares, the Baroness built a Villa for seven years and changed as many as two dozen architects. Beatrice was also known as an art collector, so the Villa it was decorated with items from its collection. These works relate to the period from XV to XVIII century, and after her death these items, the Villa itself and other artifacts from her collection, stored in other residences of the Baroness, was transferred to the Academy of Sciences of France. Villa of the Baroness was called a "French island" and its first guests were received in 1912.

Villa Ephrussi-Rothschild is a Palace of pink marble, decorated in the spirit of art Deco with the use of the architectural principles of the Italian Palazzo. The Palace is surrounded by seven lush gardens, each of which was laid out in accordance with any theme (rose garden, garden of Provence, a Japanese garden, a garden of exotic plants, etc.).

In the interior of the mansion you can see the works of art of the era of Italian and French Renaissance, antique furniture, carpet, floor pokryvale in the Royal chapel of Versailles, the personal belongings of the dynasty of the Bourbons, a large collection of porcelain from Sevres. In one of the rooms furnishings personal apartments in Beatrice.

Every year in August, the Villa becomes a place for Opera festival.