Visiting a beautiful villa and the most expensive land of France 参观美丽的别墅以及法国最昂贵的土地
18.06.2009 30 °C
Another beautiful day at the Côte d'Azur which we used for walking around Cap Ferrat.
Cap Ferrat is known as a very beautiful peninsula south-east of Nice, which has become so popular that the land there is most expensive in whole France!
First we visited the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild.
This villa has been built by Béatrice de Rothschild from 1907 to 1912.
She bought land in the middle part of the north of Cap Ferrat and built this beautiful villa in the style of the Italian rennaissance.
First we took a few pictures outside of the villa.
Then we visited the villa's gardens, which consists of 9 parts.
This is the Spanish garden.
The Florentine garden.
The Japanese garden.
The rose garden.
The exotic garden.
And finally the French garden.
This is maybe the nicest part of the gardens.
The villa is looking very beautiful from this point of view!
So we took many pictures there.
Thereafter we entered the villa to take a look at the inside rooms.
This is Madame de Rothschild's private room.
She had a small dog and cat which she obviously liked very much, so they even had their own furniture!
Madame de Rothschild also collected Chinese clothes.
And also some 3 inch Chinese shoes!
This is a typical dress of baroque style.
The entrance hall of the villa.
The dining room.
Parts of the porcellan collection.
Chinese foldiing screen.
The salon, which offers a nice view on the sea.
We finally left the villa and started our walk around the peninsula.
This is the only town on the peninsula: Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
Many yachts are anchored there. Sure that is not cheap!
Now we were maybe at the nicest part of the Peninsula: Paloma Beach.
This is a small private beach (you have to pay to get there) which is all surrounded by expensive private villas.
The water there is truly beautiful, no wonder why they call this coast "azur".
Unfortunately pretty much all villas are surrounded by high walls or dense vegetation, so it is pretty much impossible to catch a glimpse of them.
So we can only imagine how nice they are.
We continued the public route around the peninsula.
The southern and western parts of Cap Ferrat are still nice, but not so spectacular anymore.
Time for a rest for us, and some opportunity for Isabella to "walk" around.
Later our camera broke, so we could not take any more photos this day.
Fortunately we had visited the most interesting places already.
But on the next day we had to spend lots of time to get a new camera in emergency!