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French actress Deneuve to sell €4m château

Published: 22 Apr 2014 08:59 GMT+02:00

The doyenne of French cinema Catherine Deneuve, aged 70, is selling off her holiday home, the 18th century Château de Primard.

The luxury property, located in Guainville, in the Eure-et-Loire department to the west of Paris, has been put on the market for €3.9 million according to reports in the French press.

(Catherine Deneuve has put her "holiday home" up for sale at €4 million)

The 1,200-square-metre château comes complete with a swimming pool, a caretaker’s house and “many additions” and stretches along the left bank of the Eure River, according to the advert in luxury estate agents Sotheby’s.

The main house includes eight bedrooms, a 50-square-metre kitchen and a sauna suite of 70 square metres.

It also includes grounds designed by the famous Belgian landscape gardener Jacques Wirtz, who was behind the Jardin du Carrousel in the Tuileries and the Elysée Palace gardens. 

The property has been put up for sale with a number of agencies both in France and abroad.

(It is not clear whether these farm animals are included in the price)  

Deneuve also owns an apartment in the sixth arrondissement in Paris but recently spoke of her need to get out into the countryside to relax.

The actress, famed for playing the roles of aloof, mysterious beauties in French films, was recently involved in a war of words with fellow French actress Sophie Marceau over President François Hollande’s affair with Julie Gayet.

After Marceau labelled Hollande “a jerk” and “a coward”, Deneuve hit back saying Marceau was “very rude”.

“I am astonished at the casual way in which people, including journalists, speak about the President of the Republic.”

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