The Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, also known as Villa île-de-France sits upon the hillside of the French Riviera, overlooking the sea. It was built in the early 20th century by french architect, Aaron Messiah for the wife of a wealthy banker. Baron Maurice de Ephrussi. The stunning rose-coloured villa is filled with antique furniture, sculpture and paintings. However, it is the gardens with draw in the crowds.
The gardens span 7 hectares and are beautifully manicured, following a thematic scheme, including a Jardin de Provence featuring local plant life, a Japanese garden and a tropical space with cacti and exotic flowers. There is a large rose garden; the Baroness’ favourite flower.