Villa Santo Sospir is without a doubt one of the most special homes on the French Riviera. This unique property was bought by Alex Weisweiller as a gift to his wife, Francine Wisweiller after the Second World War. Madeleine Castaing, a close friend to Mrs Weisweiller was in charge of the decoration and yes, there was a leopard carpet among other fabulous details. In 1950, Jean Cocteau visited the house and left his mark in the most beautiful way. Cocteau painted (or in his own words “tattooed”) the house walls with amazing frescoes, most of them inspired by Greek Mythology.
Three years after he painted the walls, Cocteau designed the mosaics for the entrance.
Pictures: 1, 2, 3, 4: Stefano Bandito 5,6,7,8 Villa Santo Sospir 9 Chaira Colombini 10 Fabrizio Rollo
Villa Santo Sospir. 14, Avenue Jean Cocteau, 06000 St Jean Cap Ferrat