Edith Piaf's Riviera Retreat, Estate of the Day
Edith Piaf did not lead "La Vie en Rose." One of France's greatest popular singers, she died at only 49 in 1963 at her hilltop villa in Plascassier on the French Riviera. She had suffered many injuries and the death in a tragic accident of her lover. It could be that in her last days she found solace and comfort in her beautiful house and gardens.
That home and its manicured gardens are now for sale for 6,890,000 euros. The seller is a successful business executive whose children attend the nearby international school in Mougins less than five miles away. The owner has done extensive work on the house, especially on the gardens. The kitchen is totally updated and attractively modern. The living room is spacious with a traditional fireplace as you would expect in a house almost 200 years old. The master bedroom suite has a private terrace and is linked to a large study. In total, the house has seven bedrooms each with it own bathroom. A pool and pool house, tennis court, summer kitchen, garages and a large caretaker's house dot the property. For details: www.estatenetfrance.com.