Monday, July 26, 2010

Palais de la côte d'Azur - Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild





(All pictures by Allison Steele)
Is this not every girl's dream home? How delightful to have a pretty pink princess palace to live in? And the gardens are simply divine!

From Wikipedia: "Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is a French seaside palazzo constructed between 1905 and 1912 at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on the French Riviera by Baroness Beatrice de Rothschild(1864-1934). It was designed by the Belgian architect Aaron Messiah. A member of the prominent Rothschild banking family and the wife of the wealthy Russian-Jewish banker Baron de Ephrussi, Béatrice de Rothschild built her rose-colored villa on a promontory on the isthmus of Cap Ferrat overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The Baroness filled the mansion with antiuqe furnitrue, Old Master paintings, sculptures, objets d'art, and assembled an extensive collection of rare porcelain. The gardens are classified by the French Ministry of Culture as one of the Notable Gardens of France."

9 comments:

  1. What a beautiful villa! With such a spectacular view of the Mediterranean, wow!

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous!! The lady in the first photo is so glamorous!

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  3. The grounds are to die for! I would love to sip my morning coffee and look out to the cascading ponds.

    PS I grabbed your button, come get mine:)

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  4. I've been here too!!! Are you there this week, how lovely?!

    It is THE most beautiful home ever, quite breathtaking.

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  5. This is so beautiful!! Amazing pictures too!!

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  6. Congrats on 100 followers, woohoo

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  7. Our journey has begun!... secretly though =)

    If I’ve left you this message, you’re a follower of my original blog ~OR~ just someone I’ve happened upon while sending out these invites and decided I would LOVE for to come along for the ride! Though I won’t be revealing who I am just yet – until we’re TO and THROUGH the first trimester! Just getting the word out about our new site – further explanation of all the secrecy and what we’re about on my first post now up. I’d love for you to stop by.

    Exciting things going on around here!

    http://www.definitelymaybebaby.com/

    ~ the {secret} *Maybe* Baby Mama

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  8. Hi Allison

    Thank you so much for commenting over at my blog :)

    I am loving your photos this week, I'm even more excited about my trip now! Glad you enjoyed this part of France so much, I just love it.

    Am happy to hear that I am not the only one who found getting into "Eat, Pray, Love" a challenge....a few people have commented on that too. It was a great read though, now I've finished it, I can't stop thinking about it!

    Have a great day!

    Simone

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  9. Oh goodness! What a beautiful place!

    I love, love, love the first picture.

    Great post, darling!

    XOXO-
    Rachel

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