Your combined ticket at a preferential rate :

• 22€
• 11€ (- 26 years)
Ticket purchase only onsite. 

Opening times & access Villa Kérylos :
From 2nd of May to 31st of August 10:00am - 06:00pm
From 1st of September to 30th of April 10:00am - 5:00pm
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
Closures on 1st of January, 1st of May, 1st & 11th of November and 25th of December.

Impasse Gustave Eiffel
06310 Beaulieu-sur-Mer

More information : Villa Kérylos

The Villa Kerylos, an ancient greek Villa

In Greek mythology, Kerylos designates Alcyon, a mythical bird nesting in the heart of winter, born from the transformation of Alcyoné (Ἀλκυόνη), wife of Céyx. This sea swallow was said to announce a happy omen.

More than an architecture, the Villa Kerylos is a total work born from the fruitful and erudite desire of Théodore Reinach, carried by a talented architect, Emmanuel Pontremoli. They built this fabulous monument between 1902 and 1908 in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, surrounded by the best craftsmen and artists.

From floor to ceiling, everything in the villa was designed, drawn and produced in 6 years: the smallest piece of furniture or textile, each door or window handle, switches and electrical outlets but also crockery and cutlery, without any exception!

Villa Kerylos is like a research conservatory of the time, an incarnated sum of knowledge. If it is all this and more, it is neither a copy nor a reconstruction. It is a creation inspired by Greece and more broadly by the ancient Mediterranean worlds. Not a replica, but a reinvention of Antiquity at the dawn of the 20th century, an immersion out of time and out of place.

More information :

  • Villa Kérylos, façade est, © Pascal Lemaître Centre des monuments nationaux 2016
  • Villa Kérylos vue de la plage, © Colombe Clier Centre des monuments nationaux 2016
  • Villa Kérylos, grand salon (andron), © Colombe Clier Centre des monuments nationaux 2016