Cap Martin, Cap Ferrat, Cap d’Antibes: this trio hosts the most beautiful properties on the Côte d’Azur. Few are open to the public. Villa Eilenroc is one of those that is… During your stay on the Côte d’Azur, discover this exceptional villa right on the point of Cap d’Antibes.
VILLA EILENROC, EXCEPTIONAL RESIDENCE ON CAP D’ANTIBES
Head off to explore this villa that symbolizes all the luxury and exquisiteness of the Côte d’Azur!
The Côte d’Azur was born during the Belle Epoque, a period of peace and prosperity that saw the European elite fall in love with this region blessed by the gods. Among the very rich, Hugh-Hope Loudon. In 1860, rather than face the harsh Dutch climate, this former governor of the Dutch West Indies had the good idea of establishing his winter quarters under the sun on the Côte d’Azur. He acquired an eleven hectare plot overlooking the sea on Cap d’Antibes and built a neoclassical château that he named with an anagram of Cornélie, his wife’s first name: Eilenroc.
A VILLA OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
With its view over the prestigious Baie des Milliardaires on Cap d’Antibes!
120 years later, after having had a number of different owners and guests as prestigious as Leopold II of Belgium and King Farouk of Egypt, this splendid residence, designed by Charles Garnier, the architect of the Opéra de Paris, was bequeathed to the city of Antibes. Therefore, like the Kerylos and Ephrussi de Rothschild Villas, other exceptional Côte d’Azur properties, Villa Eilenroc is open to the public who come to visit its apartments and, even more so to stroll in its luxuriant gardens.
A REAL BOTANICAL CONSERVATORY
Explore the eleven hectare park surrounding Villa Eilenroc…
Bordered by the customs path that follows the contours of Cap d’Antibes and overlooking the Mediterranean, the Villa Eilenroc park is a pure delight: “A prodigious garden, thrown between two seas, where the most beautiful flowers in Europe grow,” wrote Maupassant one day. It has 2000 roses and fragrant plants, Aleppo pines and strawberry trees, ficus, holm oaks, olive trees and eucalyptus trees. A fairy-tale that continues with the Villa, a rare opportunity to share the private lives of those who, over a century ago, made a quiet coast a place of festivities and a true legend.