Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Forgotten Jewel of the Cote d'Azur

It was ten years ago this May that I visited the Villa Ephrussi in Saint Jean-Cap Ferat in the south of France. This is one of my most favorite parts of France and I was there with our crew from HGTV to film the "Best of Riviera Design." Built in the late 19th century, it was the home of Baroness Ephrussi de Rothschild and typifies the decor of the Belle Epoque or Beautiful Age - a lifestyle that can only be compared to our Newport summer palaces.

Our Executive Producer Stu Crowner prepares are segments with Alexis Vrousos the Museum's Director.(pictured below l to r)
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What an extraordinary memory.


  1. Joe, it will be a pleasure to read more on this fabulous estate. Wonderful "job" you have!!

    Art by Karena

  2. For 14 years my wife and I have run an opera festival in the Villa for 2 weeks at the end of August, Alexis Vrousos is now the director of the Chateau de la Napoule.


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