Ready to travel back in time? The Rothschild and Kérylos villas invite you to a unique experience discovering the daily life of the villas at the Belle Epoque Time. Actors, dancers, musicians, villas come alive for unusual and unique visits to enjoy in family the last two weekends of October.
A DAY WITH THE BARONESS, EPHRUSSI DE ROTHSCHILD VILLA
October 18th and 19th, 2014
Over the course of a day, discover the daily life of the villa and its Belle Epoque gardens, with three unique visits for adults and children.
The Baroness and her guests
A one-hour visit in costume with an actress, immersing you in the luxurious environment of the Belle Epoque.
The head gardener of the Villa in Belle Epoque garb will guide you as you explore the gardens, uncovering all their secrets.
He will introduce you to many species of rare and exotic plants that the Baroness brought back from her many travels.
In search of the stolen painting
A tour dedicated to children, who will discover the permanent collection following a funny treasure-hunt.
Compulsory reservation for “The Baroness and her guests” et “Garden secrets” workshops.
Opening times: 10h30, 11h30, 12h30, 14h30, 15h30 et 16h30.
A DAY IN A PALACE IN ANCIENT GREECE, KERYLOS VILLA
October 25th & 26th, 2014
Storytelling tour of the villa with Théodore Reinach
Played by an actor in Belle Epoque garb, Théodore Reinach will welcome you as he welcomed his friends to the Riviera, on the threshold of the villa. Through the tale he tells, bringing alive the Côte d’Azur of the Belle Epoque era, you will hear of his extraordinary life, this man who was part of the intellectual and political elite of France’s 3rd Republic (1870-1940). He will also share his passion for music, stamp-collecting, archaeology and above all for the Greek civilisation.
Duration: 35 min / Opening times: 10.30 a.m., 11.45 a.m., 2.30 p.m, 3.45 p.m, 5 p.m.
Tale of his journey by Ulysses
A poet dressed in Greek attire will await you with his lyre on the grand terrace of the Villa Kerylos. Children will be invited to dress up as they listen to the poet singing to a background of Greek music. This will introduce the children to the epic tale of the voyage of Ulysses. They will be invited to join in and bring the adventures of Homer’s hero to life.
Duration: 20 min / Opening times: 11 a.m, 12 p.m, 2 p.m, 3 p.m, 4 p.m, 5 p.m.