NEWS IN BRIEF
The French castle where Carey Grant and Grace Kelly filmed the famed masquerade ball scenes for the Hitchcock film, To Catch a Thief is on sale for the first time in 56 years. Sitting on 24 acres, the Château de la Croix des Gardes boasts 13 bedrooms and nine bathrooms with classically styled gardens offering views of the sea and snow-capped mountains. Just a short drive from Cannes with some of the world’s best dining, shopping and cultural events, the property hasn’t lost any of its starry-eyed allure. sothebysrealty-france.com
France is the second most popular country in the world for overseas buyers, according to consumer property website, themovechannel. com. The country was beaten only by the US as the country most overseas buyers wanted to invest in. There has been a surge in interest in French mortgages among UK buyers, with France being the second most popular country (after Spain) for British property buyers. themovechannel.com.