The Rose Festival, the Villa's spring event

at the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Rendezvous in early May 2025 for the 14th Fête des Roses et des Plantes at the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild.

In May, the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild celebrates the birth of Baroness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild, a passionate horticulturalist and lover of roses, with the Fête des Roses et des Plantes event.


Roses and Plants Festival

Discover the legacy of Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild through the gardens of Villa Ephrussi, classified as one of France's "Jardins Remarquables".
Enjoy a unique experience plunging into the heart of the Belle Époque, with activities and exhibitions dedicated to all ages.

Photos of dancers at the rose festival at the villa

Studio Loic Bisoli

Festival program

The weekend program includes meetings with renowned horticulturists, rose growers and nurserymen.
Take part in children's workshops, themed tours and a sales exhibition in the Jardin à la Française.
Let the history and beauty of the Villa Ephrussi gardens of the Villa Ephrussi de RothschildJoin us for an unforgettable journey to the heart of the Côte d'Azur.

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Children's workshops

10 am to 6 pm > Tips and advice from professionals in the French gardens.
You can meet them throughout the day at
Times > 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm

My first plant
Potting aromatic plants to care for them at home. Gardening workshop led by the Villa's gardening team.

Silence, it grows!
Plant marigold seeds to bring flowers into your home.
Interactive workshop led by Campus Vert d'Azur.

Participatory plant fresco
Composition of an ecological and sustainable plant painting.
Creative workshop led by the Villa's gardening team.

The hidden world of my garden
Playful observation of the small insects, pests and beneficial insects that inhabit our
An exploration workshop led by the Villa's team of gardeners.

The fascinating life of bees
Discover the fascinating world of bees and their honey "factories".
Discovery workshop led by your beekeeper.
10:30 am, 11:30 am, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm

Sky view of the villa

Studio Loic Bisoli


I'm irresistible with my personalized perfume
Olfactory creation workshop led by the nose of the Parfumerie Fragonard.
The nose of this ancient perfumery house in Grasse will guide you through the olfactory pyramid to awaken your senses and create, according to your memory and preferences, a fragrance that reflects you.
Location: Jardin à la française,
Times: all day

Je suis un artiste et je dessine la Villa
Introductory watercolor workshop with Sylvie T.
Illustrator and author Sylvie T will introduce you to watercolor techniques and help you create a sketchbook of our gardens, which you can share using the hashtag
Location: Cour d'honneur
Times: By appointment 10:30 am, 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm

Leisure activities in the vicinity

Mon Bonsaï, mon univers
Bonsai pruning workshop organized by Art Bonsaï Club
Discover the subtleties of bonsai art, with practical advice on pruning and caring for these magnificent miniature trees from Japan.
Location: Jardin à la française,
Times: all day

ANIMATIONS for the Rose Festival

Show in the gardens of the cilla ephrussi de rothschild

Studio Bisoli

Le Grand Patio en musique
Singers and pianist from the Centre d'Art Lyrique de la Méditerranée explore the
lyrical register of nature and flowers.
Location: Patio
Times: 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm

Farce by Molière
Alone on stage, actor Laurent Prévot unveils La jalousie du barbouillé,
overlooking the Bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer.
Location: Jardin florentin
Times: 11:30 a.m., 3:45 p.m. Running time: 50 minutes

Engine research

Musical Interludes
A spellbinding encounter between harp and flute in the heart of the Florentine Alley with Ensemble Harpsody.
Location: Allée florentine
Times: 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm

From Japan to Nice, discovering the art of Bonsai
Conference given by the Bonsai Center to explore the art, technique and philosophy of miniature trees.
Location: Jardin à la française
Times: 3:00 pm

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat Botanical Garden

Exotic garden © Culturespaces - Eric Spiller


Registration required, Cour d'honneur

Visit the Baroness's gardens
Historic guided tours of the gardens with our tour guide, Jacqueline Manciet.
Saturday: 10:30am, 12:00pm, 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:30am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm

A visit from the gardeners
Botanical guided tours of the gardens with the Villa gardening team.
Saturday and Sunday: 10:30, 11:30, 12:00, 14:30, 15:00, 17:00, 17:30

Audioguides are available in nine languages at Le Patio

The Villa Ephrussi Rose Garden

La Roseraie © Culturespaces



Roseraie de Gérenton | Rose Grower
Rosiers de Mougins| Rose Grower
Rosiers Nino Sanremo| Rose Grower


Art Bonsaï Club| Bonsaï
Bonsaï Center| Bonsaï
Campus vert d'Azur| CFA agricole
Copave Carros| Pépiniériste
Fleuriste Blush| Fleuriste
J'adore les cactus| Cactus
Les fleuristes| Florist
Pépinière Buton| Nursery
Sylvana Plantes| Orchids and rare plants
Tillandsias Filles de l'air | Nursery
Truffaut Petruccioli| Nursery
Zuliani| Nursery

Villa Ephrussi Japanese Garden

Culturespaces - Sophie Lloyd

Gourmet treats

Dans ma ruche| Honey and beekeeping products
Florian| Artisanal confectioner
Terroir 06| Farmer-transformer


Damacena Rose de Bulgarie| Cosmetics
Fragonard | Perfumer
La nouvelle herboristerie| Herbalist, medicinal plants
Rivière des arômes| Distiller plantes aromatiques

Local crafts

Boutique| Products from Villa Ephrussi
Jean-François Gaulthier| Landscape painter
Poterie les terres anciennes| Pots, vases from Anduze
Sylvie T| Watercolor and India ink

Spanish garden at the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Culturespaces - Sophie Lloyd

Opening hours

For 2 days the villa is open for this festival from 10am to 7pm
with last admission 30 minutes before closing.


Full price 17 €
Youth price (7 - 17 years old) 12 €
Family price 48 €

Tarrace of the restaurant of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Culturespaces - Eric Spiller

Access and Services

Free shuttles are available from parking areas in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and from the Beaulieu-sur-Mer port parking lot.
On-site catering options are available to enhance your visit.

Rose and plant festival - Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

The Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild Rose and Plant Festival

Béatrice de Rothschild: Patron and Garden Enthusiast

Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild, born in 1864, was a French art collector and patron of the arts during the Belle Époque.
She was also known for her great passion for gardens and horticulture, particularly roses, which led her to create exceptional gardens at the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on the Côte d'Azur.

Design of the Villa Ephrussi Gardens

Béatrice conceived these gardens as a series of tableaux vivants, drawing inspiration from different styles and periods, from the French garden to the Japanese garden.
The rose garden, in particular, was and remains a central feature of these gardens, reflecting her love of roses.
Although I have no specific details of a rose named directly after Beatrice, her contribution to horticulture and her passion for roses are clearly immortalized in the design of her gardens.

Cultural and tourism impact of the Villa Ephrussi

The Villa and its gardens are often the site of floral festivals and events, such as the Rose Festival, which celebrate not only the beauty of roses and plants, but also Beatrice's legacy as a knowledgeable horticulturist and lover of nature.
The gardens continue to attract visitors from all over the world, fascinated by their beauty and rich history.


Handicap Accessibility

  • Disability contact

    Mr Christophe Piozza
    Head of security and reception
    04 93 01 45 90

  • Parking

    Yes (4 slots)

  • Outdoor access


  • Interior accessibility

    Only the first floor is accessible

  • Seating areas


  • Equipment supplied

    Audio-guides in 9 languages

  • Adapted sanitary facilities


  • Preferential rates

    Free for disabled cardholders