Built in the early 1900s, Domaine du Paradou is an old Provençal family home and former winery, nestled in a valley in the hills, with sea views from parts of the plot.
Located between the towns of Cavalaire and La Croix-valmer on the Riviera, the property includes the main six-bedroom house, two guest houses, a staff house and a farmhouse as well as various outbuildings.
Described as a renovation project, it has seen a lot of history in its relatively short life. It was built by Sir Antonin Besse, a successful businessman and founder of St Antony’s College, Oxford. It also sheltered Resistance fighters during WWII and saw regular visits from Winston and Clementine Churchill who were friends of the family. The explorer and filmmaker Jacques Cousteau was also a regular visitor. home-hunts.com