Last month, we had the most magical day out at Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild with our wonderful friends we hadn’t seen in over three years. To say that it was a dream day out is an understatement, the weather (a wee bit hot at times, but it was August), the views, the Villa itself, the surprises of many individual gardens with exotic flowers, plants and trees representing many cultures from around the world would make your heart swell as you breathed in every detail.

The history of the original owner Béatrice de Rothchild who brought her incredible vision, creativity and passion into every corner of the house and grounds is also a story worth knowing. Upon her death, she left it to a trust to ensure it would be preserved and available for us mere mortals to enjoy and appreciate just for generations to come. I, for one, am most grateful to her for bestowing this gift.

The Villa and gardens are nestled on Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, Cote d’Azur with breathtaking views of both Villefranche on one side and Beaulieu Sur Mer on the other. Strict Covid hygiene protocols were in place and there was plenty of parking and is also accessible by train.

Check out the fountains dancing in rhythm with beautiful classical music. Simply magic!

Rosie xx 🌹