If you’ve been dreaming of a Mediterranean getaway these last few months, this might be just the thing. (At the very least, it’s where we wish we were WFH-ing this Friday afternoon.) The house in the South of France once owned by Sean Connery is now for sale, and it’s an absolute stunner. Just down the coast from Nice, high above the azure blue Mediterranean Sea, the estate known as Villa La Roc Fleuri has some of the most spectacular views in the region — and some of the best pedigree.
Connery bought the place in 1975, shortly after his marriage to Micheline Roquebrune, the French artist who grew up in the region. The couple lived their off-and-on for more than a decade. In 1983, the villa shared screen time with Connery in the film Never Say Never Again. The film marked a return to Bond for Connery 12 years after Diamonds Are Forever — and his final onscreen appearance as the iconic character.
The house itself feels lifted from the Bond movies. Built in 1928, its 10,700-square-feet include towering views of the Mediterranean, indoor and outdoor pools, an expansive home gym, and of course finely appointed spaces for entertaining. There’s also an incredible drive up to the property (all the better for unleashing your Aston Martin).
The grounds were enlarged by the current owners by acquiring adjacent property, so the house now sits on about 1.25 acres. This makes for several picturesque views and some of the best footage on the highly sought-after French Riviera. There are also two separate guest villas as well as a two-car garage with an apartment above.
The house is currently on the market with a guide price of €30,000,000.