Eccentric seaside mansion in the south of France dubbed the 'Bubble Palace' offers the ultimate lockdown hideaway
THIS eccentric seaside mansion in the south of France has been dubbed the 'Bubble Palace' for its quirky design.
The sprawling 'Le Palais Bulles', near Canne, has previously been described as Europe's most expensive private home and is valued at a staggering £280m.
It comprises of a cluster of interwoven bubble spaces over six levels – perfect for social distancing on a two acre, hillside site with a 180 degree view of the Mediterranean.
The ten-bedroom villa, including gardens, water-ponds, swimming pools and a 500-seat outdoor theatre, is the former summer home of French fashion designer Pierre Cardin.
Cardin said he was drawn to the property as he was "inspired" by round shapes.
The eye-catching mansion was designed by Hungarian architect Antti Lovag in the 70s and built between 1979 and 1984.
It also offers a stunning view over the Bay of Cannes.
It features an assembly of bubble modules interspersed with terraces and a pool with each pod featuring a large, round opening to take in the sunlight.
The unique palace, assembled by a bubble cluster, offers a panoramic lounge, a reception room and 10 suites decorated by contemporary artists.
The home has previously been used as the venue for celebrity parties including the James Bond 40th birthday party.
The property is being sold by Christies International Real Estate – and a price is available on request.
Christies' website reads: "This unique palace assembled by a bubble cluster, offers a panoramic lounge, a reception room and 10 suites decorated by contemporary artists."
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