a villa and a village

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for our second round of day trips from villefranche, we visited the villa ephrussi de rothschild at saint-jean-cap-ferrat in the morning, and the medieval village of eze - perched on a tall hill overlooking the ocean - in the afternoon.

both of these places are stunning! there's so much god-made and man-made beauty in this world. i'm so glad we got to enjoy this little french riviera corner of our gorgeous earth together as a family.

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the rothschild villa is surrounded by nine gardens, each with a distinct theme, and also by amazing views - across the bay to villefranche and also further down the coast to the east.
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in the french garden, situated just in front of the spectacular pink house, there are fountains that dance to classical music. it's honestly pretty magical. after we took turns exploring the interior of the villa, moses started dancing to the fountain music and we got some hilarious footage of him boogying down.
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the architecture and decoration inside the house is amazing, and the views from the windows are breathtaking. what a place that would be to live!!
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this photo pretty well encapsulates a lot of the experience of traveling with a toddler, haha:
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eze village is oozing with medieval charm and the views from the top are jaw-dropping. i let wrangling the kids and soaking in the scenery take precedence over taking photos on that afternoon, but here's a few images i snapped:
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^^ (and one a nice stranger snapped :) ) ^^
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we stopped at a little pizza place at the bottom of eze village's steep hill to grab some dinner. ian took these photos of the boys while we were waiting for our food. what good little travel buddies these dudes are. we love them so so much.
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when our time in and around villefranche was over, we headed inland to verdon gorge.
to be continued...!


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