Villa Kerylos

Cote d'Azur, France

Villa Kerylos is a unique property not to miss if you are visiting the Cote d’Azur. A beautiful Grecian villa housed on the rocky tip of the Baie des Fourmis in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, behind which stand the monumental cliffs of Eze.
Built during the Belle Epoque period, Villa Kerylos was born of a meeting between an erudite patron of the arts, Theodore Reinach, and an architect, Emmanuel Pontremoli. This dream of ancient times gave rise to an atypical villa.

Based on the design of the noble houses of the Island of Delos in the 2nd century B.C., Villa Kérylos invites visitors to take a trip back in time to Ancient Greece. Everything, from the arrangements of the rooms to the refined décor, has been designed to recreate the atmosphere of a luxurious Greek villa.
Built in the style of Mediterranean houses, Villa Kérylos is arranged around the peristyle, a large central courtyard surrounded by twelve monolithic columns in white Carrara marble.

Surrounding the villa, the garden has splendid views of the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula with its magnificent houses. It has a harmonious selection of Greek vegetation: olive trees and vines, pomegranate trees, carob trees, acanthus and myrtle, rosebay and iris, pines and cypresses, palms and papyrus recreate Greek atmosphere under the sun of the Côte d’Azur.
Fully furnished, the Villa recreate the décor of Ancient Greek palaces down to the finest detail. The elegant furniture is one of the most remarkable aspects of the Villa.

The building is open to the public so if on the Cote D’Azur try to set aside some time to visit this property and learn more about its creation.
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