Catherine Deneuve parts with Château de Primard for €4M/ $5.5M

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Academy-Award-nominated French actress Cahtherine Deneuve,70, has reportedly decided to sell her holiday residence, Château de Primard. Nestled in a leafy spot 75 km west of Paris, Guainville, in the Eure-et-Loire department, the luxury chateau was inspired by late 18th-century architectural style and was gut-renovated in the 1960s, when it was converted into a ‘model’ agricultural farmhouse while keeping its initial character.

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The sprawiling 1,300-square-foot estate embraces the river Eure, just like other 300 residences in “the leafy pocket of Northern France,” according to Daily Mail. The four-story wine-country castle boasts stunning outdoor amenities: swimming pool, green house and Jacques Wirtz-landscaped park-like grounds – the world-famous landscape artist also sculpted the hedges of the Elysee Palace in Paris.

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Interior highlights include a home cinema on the top floor and a 750-sq.ft. sauna suite. The main house encompasses an impressive 530-sq.ft kitchen, a formal dining room, library, a living room and a large ‘boudoir,’ all on the ground floor. The eight 700-sq-ft master bedrooms, including the guest suite, are placed on the first and second floors. Among the many outdoor buildings the caretaker’s house is worth mentioning.

Catherine Deneuve was married for seven years to British photographer David Bailey and gained international recognition – she got Oscar and BAFTA nominations – due to her brilliant acting under the guidance of acaimed film directors Roman Polanski and Luis Buñuel. Recently Ms Deneuve took President Hollande’s alleged affair, labeling Soplhie Marceau’s abusive remarks about the president’s character as ‘rude’.

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