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.

Villa Santo Sospir, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Villa Santo Sospir, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Villa Santo Sospir, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Villa Santo Sospir, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Three years after he painted the walls, Cocteau designed the mosaics for the entrance. Villa Santo Sospir, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Francine Wisweiller, Villa Santo Sospir
Francine Wisweiller

Villa Santo Sospir, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Villa Santo Sospir, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat
The Dining Room tapestry was also designed by Cocteau

Villa Santo Sospir, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Villa Santo Sospir, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

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

 

 

Gloria González

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