06 April 2008

St.-Jean-cap-Ferrat


Taken from just below the Parc Sacha Guitry in Cap d'Ail (we'll visit this lovely garden) here's a view of St.-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. If you follow the peninsula around, back towards us, you can see a more built-up area just at the right hand edge of the photograph - that is Beaulieu-sur-Mer with its beautiful Belle Epoque villas.

At Cap Ferrat you'll find some of the most expensive real estate in the south of France. Many famous people have lived or stayed here. Beatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild built an opulent and exquisite Tuscan-style palazzo, known as the Villa Ephrussi de Rothshild. David Niven lived here. Somerset Maughan lived in his famous Villa Mauresque. Others who owned estates here or visited include Charlie Chaplin, Sir Winston Churchill, Isadora Duncan, King Leopold II of Belgium.

And it still attracts the rich and famous.

Tomorrow: the answer to The Great Monte Carlo Swimming Pool Quiz. If you've not yet entered, there's time to do so!

11 comments:

Chuck Pefley said...

Lovely indeed, but far too rich for my wallet -:)

oldmanlincoln said...

The photography is very good.

I like the ocean scenes because they are thousands of miles from where I live, going in any direction. And when I do get there I can see a mile or two and the horizon about ten feet above my head. I always feel like I am standing in a tub waiting to be drowned.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio now playing the part of Mrs. Zac Efron's employee.

Pasi from Finland said...

Once again, excellent photo Jilly! I'm gonna visit St.-Cap-Jean-Ferrat next time I go French Riviera. I've seen pictures of that wonderful villa
and magnificent garden, so it is a must.

Couple pictures more and I must book a flight there!

Jim said...

Beautiful blues.

Mme Benaut said...

Isadora Duncan - the lady of the scarves - she was worshipped by my girlfriends and I when we were about 14! If I lived at Cap Ferrat, I might have been able to write like Somerset Maugham. I have most of his books. The Razor's Edge really made an impression on me when I first read it in my teens.

Southern Heart said...

Just heavenly, Jilly!

George Townboy said...

Fantastic! Love this scene and the history ... thank you!

Rambling Round said...

Uhmmmmm....is that salt air I smell?

Greg said...

What a beautiful photo. I think if i was there then i could sit there and look at that view for hours and watch the world go by

Ming the Merciless said...

Another awesome photo. The blue color of the sea is just amazing.

Salem Oregon Daily Photo said...

Very beautiful. I can't imagine it's even possible to take a bad shot!

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