Villa Ephrussi Cap Ferrat French Riviera
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Visit Cap Ferrat and Villa Ephrussi for a Touch of Italy in France

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Located on the gorgeous Cap Ferrat peninsula, overlooking the bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Beaulieu-sur-Mer, is an Italian-style villa built during France’s Belle Époque by Baroness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild. The mansion, with its nine exquisite gardens, was bequeathed in 1934 to the Académie des Beaux-Arts …

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Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild Blooms into Spring Festival of Flowers

Images from La Belle Èpoque (1871-1914) on the French Riviera generate the impression of a whimsical golden era brimming with pleasurable pursuits and indulgences. It was a time of pure fantasy; the stuff little girls might dream of — castles, palatial homes, ball gowns and glass slippers. For Madame Ephrussi, …

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