Decidedly, the Var department attracts celebrities from all over the world and in particular from the American continent!
And this is no longer a rumor. In Brignoles, the case is therefore concluded: George Clooney, American actor, married to the Lebanese-British lawyer Amal Alamuddin, father of two children Ella and Alexander, has indeed bought the Canadel estate.
The estate is home to an 18th century country house, a pond, a swimming pool as well as a few hectares of vines, in the heart of an area of 170 hectares.
The vendors of the Canadel estate are a couple of Australian residents of Monaco, Richard and Diana Wiesener. Aged 80 and former top tax expert, he had put the property up for sale for several years.
The transaction amount was not sent. The estate had been valued around 8 million euros.
A new ambassador for the municipality
Met by a team from France 3 before the officialization of the sale, the mayor of Brignoles, a town of 20,000 inhabitants, does not hide his satisfaction.
When you have a personality like George Clooney who comes to buy in your town, I think you can only congratulate yourself!
Didier Brémond, UDI mayor of Brignoles
Didier Brémond hopes to meet his new citizens. He specifies for the anecdote that the town hall has as supplier the brand of coffee of which the actor was the muse and of which the famous “what else” remains in the memories. French actor Jean Dujardin had appeared in one of the ads.
For the inhabitants of the town, opinions are divided: many believe that there is little chance of meeting the Clooney family in the streets.
In the Var, the actor will be next door to Starwars director-producer George Lucas, who has owned Château Margüi since 2017. George Luca is also in the process of finalizing a hotel project that the entire profession describes as sumptuous.
George Clooney will also be near Correns, still in the Var. This is where the former star couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have owned Domaine de Miraval since 2008, a bastide in the middle of 500 hectares, including 50 of vines cultivated in AOC Provence.
Organic olive oil is also produced there. The two properties are therefore half an hour by car.
Actress Angelina Jolie did not hesitate to advertise a famous perfume brand in her sumptuous property.
The property where the Hollywood star Johnny Depp and the French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis lived, in the Var, is it for sale, advice to amateurs! It is located in Plan-de-la-Tour, 25 kilometers from Saint-Tropez.
Finally, we should add that Joachim Splichal, a great German chef living in Los Angeles, is also the owner of an estate bought in 2015 in Brignoles and he has vines. Its wine is classified Côteaux Varois in Provence.
In short, the Var department is nothing new, is an exceptional land. Enough to attract “people” from all over the world. For the actors, the city of Cannes is not far away, that’s good!