It was at the same time his little paradise, his summer refuge and his ideal farm … The splendid Provencal villa of Charles Aznavour is now for sale, just one year after his death, as spotted by the newspaper The Dispatch of the South. This is an exceptional property consisting of a main house with blue shutters, with many outbuildings that revolve around a patio. More than 600 square meters of surface, 11 rooms, 9 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, caretaker's house, tennis and a large heated pool covered by a glass roof. Total cost of the estate: 2,450,000 euros, excluding notary and registration fees. The real estate site Green-Acres, on which is posted the announcement, offers several panoramic views of the property, but did not want to specify the identity of the former owner …
Producer of olive oil
It is here that Charles Aznavour took up residence for more than twenty years, close to his friends Michel Drucker or Michel Leeb – who visited him the day before his death. The singer loved to rest in the summer, find his family, tease his piano, get his strength before going on tour … He also took pleasure in cultivating his 600 olive trees on a part of his estate of 3 hectares, a passion that he was taking it very seriously – he had fetched water up to 120 meters deep, using three boreholes. He was very proud to have on his estate a 900-year-old olive tree, which still produced fruit … Sunglasses and panama on his head, the artist would regularly inspect his estate in a golf cart, monitoring the plantations and the future harvest, from which he drew an excellent olive oil, which was sometimes found on the table of the Elysee.
The family estate of Les Alpilles is without doubt one of the most prestigious properties of Aznavour's real estate heritage. His sale is part of the logic of a succession long decided by the singer, who had already liquidated a large part of his property before his death for the benefit of his family. "I prefer to leave them money rather than houses or apartments that will cost them after my death," he had once explained in Paris Match, still keeping its Provencal villa as the main pied-à-terre in France. Above all, it was important for her not to see her children being torn apart after her death. "I have already put everything in place, he confided to TF1 last year. It's been 30 years since I made my will. I do not want to fight for a spoon or a fork, it's ridiculous and that's what happens often … "