02 Sep
Cote de Azur

Clooney has eyes for the French Riviera

With its elegant harbours framed with luxurious and state-of-the-art yachts, affluent coastal towns with a world-class casino, restaurant or nightclub on every corner, the playfully diverse lands of the Cote d’Azur have long attracted the world’s most glamorous, wealthy and elite to its shores.

It comes as little surprise therefore when news emerges that George Clooney is looking at buying a love nest on the French Riviera. According to reports, the Hollywood actor, who is engaged to British lawyer Amal Alamuddin, has been in contact with estate agents in the South of France. Although as you might imagine, not any old Cote d’Azur property will do for the glamorous, high-profile couple.

George Clooney is reported to be specifically after a “house on the beach”. It has also been suggested a possibility has been located “just outside St. Tropez.”

Escaping the British weather

Asides being globally-renowned as the most glamorous and star-studded spots on the Mediterranean, the French Riviera boasts a beautiful climate of year-round sunshine and warmth. The 53 year old actor recently purchased a home in London and it is believed his St. Tropez pad will enable him to escape the less than desirable British weather.

“I guess he hopes the London gloom will be relieved by escapes to the Cote d’Azur,” a source told the New York Post.

An ideal romantic getaway

This sun-drenched stretch of the south of France provides the perfect romantic getaway for couples. In fact the refreshing combination of glamour and glitz and timeless, quintessential French culture, means the Cote d’Azur is one of Europe’s most popular honeymoon destinations.

Why confine the fun, excitement and luxury of spending time on the French Riviera to a honeymoon if you’re George Clooney? You may as well buy a house there and jet across whenever the London sky looks a little on the gloomy side.