Brigitte Bardot is an icon when it comes to fashion, beauty, and more. So, you know she has impeccable taste when it comes to architecture and design too. And now you have the chance to live like the French star by purchasing the Côte d’Azur estate where she summered for $6.73 million.
Known as Le Castelet, the 13th-century structure features 14 bedrooms, five full bathrooms in addition to two pool houses with kitchens, an artist studio, and staff quarters. The main house has four floors connected by an elevator while the exterior of the home has two pools, a jacuzzi, terraces, and a large patio perfect for basking in the Southern France sun.
While Bardot lived in the home in the 1950s after her divorce from 1957, the house has been updated since. It now boasts air conditioning, a multiplex stereo, as well as renovated finishes to make the space a perfect blend of historic and modern. You can still see the classic wood beams, grand staircases, stone walls, and an original XIV fireplace, while unique light fixtures and decor bring the summer getaway squarely into the present.
Of course, one thing that hasn’t changed is the incredible views. The home looks out over the sea and rolling hills below. It’s also nestled among lavish gardens, a vineyard, and olive groves providing incredible privacy for a discerning buyer. And though it feels a world away, this property is just 35 minutes to the Cannes airport.
Bardot never actually purchased the home, but instead rented it for several years during the 1950s. According to reports, she was interested in buying it until her mother convinced her to snatch up a chateau in another French hot spot: St. Tropez. Regardless, the impeccable grounds and structures were ideal for the actress to get some R&R out of the spotlight.