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Villa Ephrussi with 9 dream gardens

  • 155 euros
  • Villa Ephrussi

Service Description

The setting Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild also called villa Île de France. It was designed by the French architect Aaron Messiah and constructed between 1905 and 1912 by Baroness Beatrice de Rothschild. She filled the mansion with antique furniture, old master paintings, sculptures, artworks and assembled an extensive collection of rare porcelain. The villa is surrounded by nine gardens, each on a different theme: Florentine, Spanish, Garden à la française, exotic, a stone garden, a Japanese garden, a rose garden, Provençal and a garden de Sèvres.  Your day Morning sketching and painting in the gardens Step inside the magnificent gardens for a leisurely stroll and awake your inner artist! Inspiration abounds in every detail of the neat landscape designs and intriguing sculptures. Your art instructor will help you capture some of the magic through sketching and watercolour painting. Lunch Set in the room that Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild’s used as a dining room.  Chat art, gardening and anything else over a delicious lunch in this calm oasis with an unrestricted view of the Bay of Villefranche. You will be served a light meal called Menu "Cap Ferrat". An afternoon visit of Villa Ephrussi After lunch, you will be invited for a self-guided tour of the permanent collections using audio guide. It provides a commentary on the history of the place, about Baroness Ephrussi de Rothschild and her collections, as well as thematic information about the Riviera during the Belle Époque, Béatrice’s leisure activities and the Rothschild family. Practical information When and where to meet 9.45am,  1 Avenue Ephrussi de Rothschild, 06230 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat How to get there By road: access by the lower cliff road (RD6098). A free car-park is available  By bus: line 81, "Plage de Passable" stop.  By train: Beaulieu-sur-Mer station What to bring Comfortable shoes… and that’s it! All equipment for sketching and painting will be provided - sketching paper or canvas, pencils, watercolours, brushes, Language The sketching workshop will be held in French, a great occasion to practice or improve your conversational skills! Art is a universal language anyway and Adela will be there to assist with any translation if required.  Suitable for Lovers of art, nature and all things creative.  No painting experience required, our friendly instructor Mona will guide you every step of the way!  3 hours sketching and watercolour session Lunch at Tearooom

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Contact Details

+ 0033 6 37 65 45 76

Antibes, 06600, FRA

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