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Rose Festival on the Côte d’Azur

March 24, 2012 @ 1:19 pm
posted by Sandra Sheridan

Rose Festival displays spread through the Villa gardens © C. Recoura

As if the Ephrussi de Rothschild Villa at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat were not enticing enough, the elegant Côte d’Azur site once again will host the 3rd Rose Festival in its delightful gardens.  Renowned rose growers and gifted nurserymen will create their magic early in May, devoting careful attention to roses that were among the favorites of the Baroness Ephrussi de Rothschild.

The heart of the French Garden will be transformed into a colorful festival with exhibits spread under pink umbrellas, with palm trees and fountains in the background.  Participants from around Europe will showcase their varieties of old and contemporary roses and will include a host of perennials and all kinds of flowers.

The rose grower Delbard will host perfume workshops and offer a selection of offers visitors a selection of exceptional roses. An added benefit for perfume-lovers will be natural fragrance collections and perfume workshops from Fragonard of nearby Grasse.

Ephrussi de Rothschild Villa

And what could be more natural for such an elegant event than a champagne bar presented by Veuve-Clicquot.  Visitors will wind along the pathways and garden displays with refreshing glasses of brut rosé.  For gourmands, the Villa’s tea room offers delicate patisserie selections and refined salads.

Through the three-day event, experts from around the world will profile the history of the legendary rose and its cultivation.   Special activities and workshops will keep children entertained, while parents explore the fabulous Villa gardens.   The Rose Festival will be refreshing event, one that allows you to shed the daily grind and dip into the world of roses in one of the most beautiful gardens on the Mediterranean.

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