Villa Cyrnos

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The house photographed in 1912

Villa Cyrnos is a Belle Époque-style villa in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin on the Côte d'Azur in the south of France. It was designed by Hans-Georg Tersling, one of the most productive architects of the period on the French Riviera.[citation needed]

The villa, named after the ancient Greek for Corsica, was built in 1892 for Eugénie de Montijo, wife of Napoleon III, Emperor of the French and the last Empress consort of the French.[1] The former Empress wanted her own palace instead of staying with her friend Elisabeth, known as "Sisi", Empress of Austria.[citation needed] Elisabeth became a regular guest at the villa.[1]

Queen Victoria was another of Eugénie's friends and visited the villa annually.[2]

It is adjacent to Villa Cypris.[3]


  1. ^ a b Seward, Desmond (2004). Eugénie: The Empress and her Empire. Stroud: Sutton. p. 288. ISBN 0-7509-2979-0. 
  2. ^ "Queen Victoria And The Riviera. A Memorable Anniversary". The Times. London. 12 April 1912. p. 5. 
  3. ^ Bradley-Hole, Kathryn (2006). Villa Gardens of the Mediterranean. London: Aurum Press. p. 95. ISBN 1-84513-124-X. 

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Media related to Villa Cyrnos at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 43°45′09″N 7°28′34″E / 43.75250°N 7.47611°E / 43.75250; 7.47611