Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat reconnects with the most notable figures in history. Those who established the French Riviera’s reputation during the Belle Epoque. On the program, an exhibition and a ball in a place steeped in history.
Leading the initiative are the Monaco-based AIDA cultural association, the Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat council and the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild who wanted to reconnect to the glory days of the Côte d’Azur, a time when royalty from all parts of Europe came to enjoy the particularly temperate winter climate and a high society lifestyle.
Although the French Riviera is more popular than ever before, with 7 million visitors per year, it all started back in the Belle Epoque with a high-society lifestyle led by Baroness Béatrice de Rotschild who was both proud and delighted to present her sumptuous Villa Ephraussi de Rotschild to the “winter swallows”, her visitors and friends.
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From August 6 to 18, the “Winter Swallows” exhibition will present at the Villa Malou a collection of superb period costumes with a series of six works that present the visitor the styles of a period that drew up the codes for French lifestyle.
The highpoint of the event will be on Friday August 19 with the Baroness Béatrice Ball.
Following a private tour of the “Winter Swallows” exhibition at the Villa Malou at 6h45pm, guests are taken to the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild by horse-drawn carriage or vintage car. This will be the perfect opportunity to admire the wooded paths and alleyways of Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat. At 9h45pm, Chef Philippe Joannès of the Fairmont Monte-Carlo will propose an exceptional “Belle Epoque” gala dinner. Around 11pm, guests are invited to listen to Dvorak’s Piano Quintet N° 2 op. 81 performed by Dmytro Sukhovienko and the Prometheus Quartet conducted by Alexander Bazhenov.
Starting at midnight through to 3am, the much-awaited Ball will be held on the patio of the villa led by DJ Jean de Franvil to propose a contemporary vision of the Belle Epoque with music to include waltzes, ragtime and even some electro-swing.
An experience you don’t want to miss …
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