A busy day and we had Marlene as our guide. Patrick was investigating a location for our canyoning excursion on Wednesday. We first visited the Villa Kerylos which is a replica of an ancient Greek villa and was built in the early 1900s by Theodore Reinach, a famous French archaeologist. It is a beautiful building and what we really enjoyed was the extensive audio guide tour. It was essentially a history of Greek life as represented in the house. Quite a bit of information about the Greek gods which David enjoyed.
We then traveled to the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild which was also build in the early 1900s. It is a wonderful house and gardens built on land that offers sweeping views of the Mediterranean. It reminded me of a mini-Versailles. While no audio guide, there was a video presentation describing the villa’s history which we enjoyed. We walked around the grounds for about 90 minutes.
We then drove to Nice for a swim in the sea and then walked around the older section of the city which was fun. The streets are very narrow. We made it home after 7pm, sat on the balcony to eat bread, sausage, cheese and drink champagne. Dinner at 9pm and bed about 10:30pm. Another terrific day!
The Villa Kerylos.