A stunning Côte d’Azur villa once rented by Hollywood bombshell Brigitte Bardot is now on the market for €7.5 million, or roughly $10.76 million(CAD). In an area that the actress helped make famous, the glamorous French Riviera, the abode is situated in the pretty hilltop town Peymeinade, just 30 minutes from Cannes – an ideal location for Film Festival attendees – and features sweeping views of the surrounding hillside.
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The property has been lovingly restored since its 1950s and ‘60s heyday, and is divided into two separate buildings with 14 bedrooms in total.
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Inside, the décor is romantic with a rustic, French-country feel. The outside space, however, is truly the property's biggest selling point, boasting immaculately landscaped gardens, two heated pools, an al-fresco kitchen, a 16-seater Jacuzzi and a vineyard.
Drawn to the seclusion of Southern France, Brigitte later bought a house called La Madrague in Saint-Tropez, where she would go to withdraw from the spotlight.
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Once a famous party girl, the blond beauty retired from film in 1973 and became an animal rights activist. The 80-year-old former actress now lives in La Madrague as a recluse with her fourth husband, Bernard d’Ormale. She reportedly hasn’t set foot in the port of St-Tropez for more than a decade.