Villefranche-sur-mer and the Rothschild Villa

Half-day excursion from Monaco or Nice.
4 hour tour.

Departure from Nice or Monaco by the lower cliff-road.
Go down towards Villefranche sur Mer – free bus parking in the fortress.

Visit this small city situated on one of the most enchanting bay in the world, surrounded by splendid hills.
Enjoy the old city, its small squares, its narrow streets covered with pebble stones, the so called “dark street “and the St Michel church.

Discover the universe of the painter Jean Cocteau, in the St Peter’s chapel dedicated to fishermen. Here shows his passion for the world of the sea, with special theme on the frescoes, such as fish nets …
Please, note, visit is only possible according to special opening hours of the chapel.

 

The bus will then lead us towards the Cap Ferrat, discovered by King Leopold II of Belgium.

Rothschild VillaReservation to be made by e-mail on : groupes@villa-ephrussi.com

This splendid villa of the Belle Epoque also called Ile de France, was built in 1912 in the style of an Italian Renaissance Palace, by the Baroness Ephrussi de Rothschild, and by more than 30 architects.

It is one of the most beautiful collections of works of art of the 16th to the 19th century, with an exceptional Sèvres china collection.

Visit the villa with its splendid gardens, which surround the villa on 10 acres and overlook the splendid bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer. Enjoy a visit of the magnificient Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, and exotic gardens.

Count around 1:30 for the villa and the gardens.
Bus parking in front of the villa.

Go back to Nice or Monaco.