Villa Les Cèdres, a luxurious mansion in Southern France is up for sale for $410 million dollars, making it the world’s most expensive residential home. The 187 year old mansion built in the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat near Nice “sits on 35 acres decorated with 14,000 different species of plants, a man-made pond filled with lily pads, a bronze statue of Athena and 300-year-old olive trees, according to Bloomberg”.
Villa Les Cèdres was once the holiday home of King Leopold II of Belgium, before being sold to Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle, owner of Grand Marnier spirits, in 1924. When Campari acquired Grand Marnier, they decided to sell the property and divide the profits among its shareholders.
The villa was called “Villa Les Cèdres” because of the towering Cedar trees in front of the huge mansion but from the pictures and videos I looked up online, all I can see are palm trees and barely a couple of cedar trees. It would be interesting to look inside the gardens and see how old these Cedar tree are and if they’re struggling to survive on the French coast.
Check out more pictures [here].