Places & Spaces Whilst Away

Villa Béatrice Ephrussi De Rothschild 2

July 10, 2014
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My regular readers would remember my post from earlier this year when I visited Villa Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild in the pouring rain. As promised I returned in full sunshine and, unsurprisingly, loved every second of roaming around the grounds and gardens.

Being so hot and sunny I decided to spent the time I had outside, taking in the beauty and sheer opulence of this amazing Villa and its surrounding gardens.

Villa Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild 2 - colourliving

There are ornamental sculptures galore, but these here caught my eye.

Villa Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild 2 - colourliving

Villa Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild 2 - colourliving

Villa Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild 2 - colourliving
The green mosaic pavement is stunning, especially with the sun hitting on it.

There are 9 sections to the gardens. Sevres, spanish, french, florentine, stone, japanese, provencal, exotic and rose garden. Each has its own charm. It was beautiful to see how people used the gardens. Some would simply walk around, others would sit on steps and have something to eat. There were people having photo shoots. The Villa is often used for weddings so a lot of engagement and wedding photography goes on there.

Villa Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild 2 - colourliving
Love the walkways and stairs leading to different sections of the gardens.

Villa Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild 2 - colourliving

Now, just imagine for a moment you are walking in your garden and when you look to the right, you see this view!!! Incredible, no?

Villa Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild 2 - colourliving

Villa Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild 2 - colourliving

A beautiful alcove with this fountain, tucked away amongst the gardens.

Villa Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild 2 - colourliving

The exotic garden was one of my favourites. I LOVED these rose succulents.

Villa Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild 2 - colourliving

Villa Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild 2 - colourliving

It was nice taking off my Birkenstocks and standing in the water to take this photograph.

Villa Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild 2 - colourliving

Look at these beautiful fish?

Villa Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild 2 - colourliving

What fascinates me most is the out of this world vista and greenery surrounding the Villa and gardens.

Villa Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild 2 - colourliving

Villa Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild 2 - colourliving

Once again, I decided to leave the photography of the inside of the Villa for another day. It’s impossible to do it all in one go. Here’s just a taster of what you’ll find inside.

Villa Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild 2 - colourliving

In the summer there’s a wonderful tearoom inside and outside and you’ll also find a book – and gift shop.

Villa Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild 2 - colourliving
The mandatory last photo.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the difference between the Villa and gardens in January in the rain and in its full glory in July in full sunshine.

I’m still suffering from the shocking weather we’re experiencing here in London in July and my only consolation is to look at these photos and remind myself of what it felt like to have been there less than a week ago. I hope some of you are having better weather conditions. Have a great weekend.

This post will stay live until Thursday 17th July.

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21 Comments

  • Reply Emma July 10, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    It looks so beautiful, I love the walkways especially, heavenly!

    • Reply tina July 20, 2014 at 12:18 am

      Thank you Emma. The walkways are so romantic and special. The whole place is….

  • Reply Catherine@farmhousehome July 10, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    It’s absolutely stunning and a place I’d love to visit one day especially in summer when the cafés open. I do remember you visiting in the rain so it was nice to see it in all it’s summer glory. xx

    • Reply tina July 20, 2014 at 12:19 am

      You would love the tea room , both inside and outside. Yes, am glad I’ve recorded this special place both in summer and winter xx

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey July 11, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    What a wonderful vista all around. I especially love the views of the tranquil blue water. And all of that sculpted greenery. Ooh. I can tell why you love Villa Béatrice as much as you do 🙂

    Gxx

    • Reply tina July 20, 2014 at 12:21 am

      Can you imagine having that vista in your garden and from the Villa?
      Everything is just so beautiful. Honestly the photos don’t do it any justice. It’s not possible to photograph the relationship of where everything is to each other.
      Thanks Gerard x

  • Reply alisonsye July 11, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Those views are breathtaking. Lovely to see the gardens in the sunshine.
    Yes, don’t know what’s happened to the weather here – kids’ sports day today was a total washout!

    • Reply tina July 20, 2014 at 12:23 am

      It’s funny because I think it’s the best place to meet up with friends, have a little picnic in the gardens or tea in the tea rooms. Can you imagine a more beautiful place?

  • Reply Anya Jensen July 14, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Oh I remember the rainy shots, these are even better Tina. Wow what a mansion and gardens, would love to just have a walk around the grounds.

    Thanks for your sweet message – feeling better now, but it was a rough week. Take care and hopefully I’ll be basking in the provencial sunshine this Friday.
    Axxx

    • Reply tina July 20, 2014 at 12:24 am

      Ha. The rainy shots had a certain romanticism to them but the sunshine beats everything hands down. You’ll soon be in the region.
      Hope you’ve fully recovered by now xx

  • Reply gudy July 15, 2014 at 8:38 am

    The views! That’s what I like most, the garden and the views! And welcome to the Birkenstock club, 25 years after leaving Germany I got a pair again this summer. But…in gold! The tricky thing here is, once you start you don’t want to take them off ..never again:-) I hope the weather is much better by now! xx

    • Reply tina July 20, 2014 at 12:26 am

      The views are healing. I feel completely calm once I’m there.. I hope one day you will visit!

      Hahaha, you forget I’m German and have been wearing Birkenstock long before they became ‘cool.
      I can’t live without mine and have new ones most years. xx

  • Reply Mel July 15, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Oh Tina, I need to go there, those grounds are absolutely magnificent! What a difference the weather makes. Can’t wait to see the inside. xx

    • Reply tina July 20, 2014 at 12:26 am

      I hope one day you’ll get there x

  • Reply Doris July 15, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    The views of this place are stunning! That blue water! Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed your sunfilled tour 🙂 xD

    • Reply tina July 20, 2014 at 12:27 am

      Thanks Doris…. stunning is the right word. Pleasure x

  • Reply Judith July 17, 2014 at 12:13 am

    Ohhhh those views, Tina! And the palm trees & succulents are stunning too. And the pale pink façade… <3 Thanks for taking off your Birks to take a picture for us. This place is definitely gorgeous in rain ànd sunshine!

    • Reply tina July 20, 2014 at 12:28 am

      Oh, Judith please try to visit next time you’re in the area. You are such a succulents fan and you will not want to leave…. promise…. so much nicer than the Jardin D’Exotique. Well, x100

  • Reply Louise - 30s Magazine July 30, 2014 at 11:05 am

    wow! I remember that post. What a difference, it is really beautiful. Good for you to return when sunny and in full bloom. The pink hue of the facade is gorgeous. And the view is breathtaking. I really need to go to Nice, but then again, there are so many places I still would like to visit. Wish I could travel for a living…

    • Reply tina August 1, 2014 at 11:12 am

      Ha. I can see you travelling for a living. Many do so.. go and read the 4 hrs working week:-)

      If you ever get to Nice you simply MUST visit the villa and gardens. Just amazing in every way. Can’t wait to go back!

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