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A detail from the villa "Santo Sospir" in which Cocteau stayed and painted its inside walls, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, Côte d'Azur (French Riviera), France, by www.yourguideboba.com

A detail from the villa "Santo Sospir" in which Cocteau stayed and painted its inside walls, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, Côte d'Azur (French Riviera), France, by www.yourguideboba.com

In the Spring of 1950, having just wrapped the film adaptation of his novel Les Enfants Terribles, Jean Cocteau went to spend a week in a handsome, turreted villa in Saint-Jean-Cap- Ferrat on the French Riviera. Known then as the Villa Santo Sospir, by the time Cocteau left 11 years later it had become infamous as ‘la villa tatouée’ — the tattooed villa — thanks to the dandy painter’s deft hand with charcoal and brush.

House tour: the tattoo-walled, French Riviera home of artist Jean Cocteau - Vogue Living

Exploring Nice: 5 things to do in this gorgeous French town. From wandering the streets of Old Town to Castle Hill, the Promenade des Anglais and a day trip to nearby Monaco, this sunny seaside town on the French Riviera has it all for travellers searching for beaches or some history.

Oct 6 Exploring Nice: 5 things to do in this gorgeous French town

Exploring Nice: 5 things to do in this gorgeous French town. From wandering the streets of Old Town to Castle Hill, the Promenade des Anglais and a day trip to nearby Monaco, this sunny seaside town o (Tech Tips Things To)

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