Nestled in the hills above St Tropez, Le Preverger has long been known as a jewel in the crown of the French Riviera.
If the walls of Le Preverger could talk. Laura Ashley sat by that window having a drink with Princess Di and Margaret Thatcher. Jeanne Moreau, the monarch of french new-wave film, used to host extravagant parties right there with the likes of Dalí, Picasso and Brigitte Bardot in attendance.
In the 1940s when Ashley travelled Provence on the back of her newlywed husband’s motorbike, they happened to pass Le Preverger and stopped for a gander. So enchanted was Ashley by the property that she vowed to “work like hell to become successful and live there”. In 1983, Ashley was given the keys to Le Preverger, fulfilling her life-long dream.
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Set amid 200 acres of prime provincial farmland – including a small private vineyard, chestnut woods and an olive grove with over 1000 trees – Le Preverger exudes a kind of nonchalance and Bohemian chic, yet simultaneously epitomises all the class, glamour and rarified air of the international jet set.
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