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Posted on June 15, 2015

On the Market | Catherine Deneuve’s Château de Primard

Design & Décor

French actress and style icon, Catherine Deneuve, recently put her French Château de Primard on the market for £3.2 million.  The circa 18th century castle is something French dreams are made of.1

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Located along the left bank of the Eure river in Normandy, France (only 47 short miles from Paris), the 1,200 meter, four story, castle includes four master bedroom suites, six guest rooms, a library, home cinema, sauna, caretaker’s house, a vegetable garden and orchard, outdoor pool and a moat.  The expansive grounds were designed by Belgium landscape architect, Jacques Wirtz, whom sculpted the hedges of the Elysée Palace, the French president’s residence in Paris, Jardin des Tuileries and Alnwick Castle in Northumberland.

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Modern updates have been made but the historic intergrity has remained.  The garden has always been Deneuve’s passion at Primard.  In particular, the rose garden, where she has grown a collection of historic cultivars.  “Dealing with the garden and the plants are activities that make me feel calm and do me good after all the travelling around I do,” says Deneuve.

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She was a muse of the late designer Yves Saint Laurent, who also designed many of her costumes in “Belle de Jour” and other films.

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During the 1960’s, Deneuve starred in the French film “La Vie du Château” (translated into English meaning “A Matter of Resistance”).  When asked if she could get used to château life she replied, “It’s a bit dramatic but it is nice enough”.  Deneauve divided her time between the chateau and her apartment on Place Saint-Sulpice, in Paris’s chic 6th arrondissement.

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I’m guessing the stunning château has been sold since the listing has been removed from Sotheby’s.  I wonder who the new buyer could be.  Any ideas?

xoxo,

Brenda

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