Reading the papers online this morning, I spied a piece in the Telegraph. Various celebrities were asked where their dream home would be. Unsurprisingly, some of them chose France as their destination. I applaud their choice.
Michael Morpurgo, the children’s Poet Laureate fancies a mas in the Luberon, citing an ability to speak French as a prime motivator, while Anthony Horowitz would head for the South or the Iles d’Or for a house on the beach. Fast TGV links made this location appealing to him.
Strong rugged landscapes draw Peter Owen Jones to Corsica, although other locations seem equally as tempting, given his wide travel experiences to date.
The piece set me thinking about others in the public eye who live within a stone’s throw of my home.
Gerard Depardieu, has a charming chateau at Tigne on the Loire, where he produces some credible wine.
Mick Jagger has a place in the Saumur area, and is the honorary president of the Saumur Cricket club.
Jude Law has a home near Doue la Fontaine.
A friend of mine has worked on the renovations at his home there, and brought me a piece of the flooring that he was replacing as a little souvenir. I would have much preferred Mr. Law in person, but the small chunk of wood will suffice I suppose.
Do you have anyone living close to you who is also in the public gaze?