villa ephrussi, a rothschild house museum in the south of france


Today I continue my well-received series on house museums over at The Daily Basics with a feature on the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Cap Ferrat on the southern coast of France.  Built in the first decade of the 20
th century, this palace has it all – fabulous architecture, fantastic art and furniture, wonderful gardens and an envious location.  And even though it’s an example of high Edwardian décor much in disfavor today (as well as too much pink for my taste), you cannot nonetheless help but be inspired.

I recently wrote about my visit to the Villa Kerylos, which is overlooked by the Villa Ephrussi.  Leave it to cousins to built wonderful homes a stone throw away from each other. Which cousin outdid the other?  Ephrussi or Rothschild?

Follow me to The Daily Basics for a tour of Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild!

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image credits: Thomas Dupaigne for Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, Cap Ferrat