Scottish Actor Sean Connery’s Former Seaside Villa Looks Like the Perfect Place to Quarantine

Listed for a whopping €33M, the 1920s mansion sits on a rocky cliff overlooking the French Riviera.
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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.

A long driveway winds along the coast and leads down to the tucked-away villa. The lush grounds, which were landscaped by the home's current owners, ensure ample privacy.

Known as Villa Le Roc Fleuri, the seafront mansion was formerly owned by Scottish actor Sean Connery. The first to play James Bond throughout the 1960s-80s, Connery owned the property with his former wife, French-Moroccan artist Micheline Roquebrune.

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 hillside estate sits on 1.24 acres, with multiple terraces and gardens, as well as a saltwater pool and two guest villas along the water.

The sprawling main residence is divided into several floors, all of which are connected by a central staircase and elevator. 

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.

The family room sits off of the main entrance hall. A recessed ceiling and large corner window define the space.

A look into one of the five bathrooms. Large picture windows frame sea views.

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 basement level offers a private gym with peekaboo views of the sea.

Custom-designed wrought-iron gates open to the saltwater pool.

Positioned in a prime location, the estate—which is still referred to locally as "Sean Connery's home"—is perched above Port de Nice and sits just 30 minutes from Monaco.

A look at one of the home's many outdoor areas.

Two guest villas, each of which include two en-suite bedrooms, await just below the pool.

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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