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Villa Soleil and Villa Rose de France, Monte-Carlo, France

Charlotte Béatrice de Rothschild (1864-1934), the daughter of Leonora and sister of Bettina, shared with them a somewhat unworldly appearance.

She was fond of the colour pink which, together with her prematurely white hair, suggested a soft, undefined character. The opposite was true. Béatrice could be authoritarian, capricious even, and she had vision. Attracted to the South of France because of the casino at Monte Carlo (so it is believed), Béatrice conceived the plan to construct the Villa Ile de France at Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, which she had carried out to perfection.

She also purchased two villas in Monte Carlo; the Villa Soleil and the Villa Rose de France, They were extensively sympathetically renovated by Baroness Ephrussi and her architect Albert Laprade between 1928-1930, giving the properties a 'Moorish' character to their decoration.

The villas have since been demolished.

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