Villa Grecque Kérylos – Cote d’Azur
At the very least, I always think of Paris as the bookends of any trip to France. Of course the City of Light offers the natural entry point to France, but Paris also is home to our dear friends and so many of our favorite haunts – my, oh my – aren’t we unique!
Don’t limit yourself though, as enjoying the countryside of France offers such diverse landscapes and adventures. If your itinerary includes a trip to the Côte d’Azur, include a fascinating visit to the Villa Grecque Kérylos on the Mediterranean. The Villa is one of the most spectacular sights along the Mediterranean between Nice and Monaco. Visitors are able to wander among gardens of olive and pine trees, oleanders and iris and enjoy panoramic views of Cap Ferrat on the Côte d’Azur.
The Library itself is one of the most imposing rooms in the Villa with a gallery that occupies one-and-a-half floors. Designed with every comfort and convenience in mind, the library faces east for maximum morning light and is furnished with oak pieces positioned around a mosaic of Prometheus and Hera and filled with authentic objects from daily life in Ancient Greece.
And as long as you are so close, don’t forget to make a little side trip to Èze, our favorite seaside village. There is nothing quite like a glass of wine overlooking the sun-washed sea!
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