The former home of Sir Thomas Sean Connery is now up for grabs in the French resort city of Nice. The award–winning actor—best known for playing the original role of James Bond in seven of the franchise's earliest films—reportedly resided in the seafront estate when married to his former wife, Micheline Roquebrune, who is originally from the region. Despite having a less famous owner today, one could easily imagine living a Bond-like lifestyle in the palatial villa.
Perched above the Mediterranean Sea, the Belle Epoque–style home spans 10,700 square feet, with five bedrooms, five baths, and expansive living areas for entertaining. Newly renovated, terraced gardens lead down from the house to the edge of the water, where a saltwater pool offers picturesque views.
The main living areas are located on the ground floor, including a wine cellar that can be accessed from the kitchen. And if the outdoor pool weren't enough, the home also features a large indoor swimming pool as well. The property also comes with two detached guest villas, each with an additional two bedrooms and bathrooms.
In addition to the home's grandness is its desirable location. "One of the wonderful things about the French Riviera is the sense of stardust—a favorite haunt of royal families as well the likes of Coco Chanel, Pablo Picasso, Grace Kelly, and Sir Sean Connery," describes listing agent Edward de Mallet Morgan of Knight Frank. "Here, you have the sea view, but also the coastline and inland view, so even at night-time, the view twinkles with lights." Scroll ahead to see more of the property, currently asking €30,000,000 (approximately $33,730,000).
The villa located in Cap de Nice, Côte d'Azur, France, is currently listed for €30,000,000 (~$33,730,000) by Edward de Mallet Morgan of Frank Knight.
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