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Where the rich come to play!
When in the French Riviera people often look to Monte Carlo for all the glitz and glamor. Well, when there are the rich there is often their rich neighbors and this tour will bring you to the locations not so obvious to the tourists. Cap Ferrat will be a stop in one of the most unspoilt spots along the southern coast. The highlight of the area is the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild.During the 19th century many believed the Rothschild family had the largest private fortune in the world and they spared no expense during the 7 year construction of this villa. Although the intricately designed rooms often get the attention, we would be willing to bet that the elaborate gardens will have the longest lasting impact. The garden is split up into 9 sections with inspiration taken from locations all over the world. The most unique is the Japanese stone garden!
At Villa Kerylos you will see the French's interpretation of classical Greek architecture traced directly to the island of Delos in the 2nd century. Much like the Rothschild villa this location was designed with a wild imagination before the blueprint was ever made. With spectacular views over the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula, you will soon learn that natural surroundings play a big role in any architectural achievement. The eastern facade is considered the most impressive with stunning panoramas and intricately designed pillars, pergolas and mosaics.
In Villefranche, explore the fishing village often overshadowed by Nice and Monaco. Place de la paix, Rue du Poilu and Place du Conseil will be the highlights of your visit. One of the most picturesque ports in the Riviera!
- Entrance fees are included in the price of the tour.
Days offered: 7 days a week