Johnny Depp’s £16 Million French Estate: Closing the Chapter on a Chapter

In a move that signifies the closing of one chapter and the opening of another, Johnny Depp, the iconic Pirates of the Caribbean star, has put his sprawling French estate on the market for a staggering £16 million.

This decision comes on the heels of his recent marriage to Amber Heard, marking a symbolic transition in Depp’s life journey.

On the market: The sprawling 37-estate in the South of France has been put on the market for a cool £16million

Village: It is actually a small hamlet, bought by megastar Depp 14 years ago, while he was with Vanessa Pardis


Split: Depp and Pardis (pictured in 2006) announced their separation in June 2012, after 14 years together. But now he has decided to move on to different things as he starts a new chapter with Heard (right)

A Tale of Restoration and Romance

For 14 years, Depp poured his heart and soul into restoring the magnificent property located near the village of Plan-de-la-Tour in the South of France.

Purchased during his relationship with former partner Vanessa Paradis, the 37-acre estate served as a sanctuary away from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood.

Together, Depp and Paradis created countless memories within the confines of the estate, raising their children, Lily-Rose Melody and Jack, amidst the tranquil beauty of the French countryside.

The End of an Era

However, as life often dictates, chapters must come to a close, and Depp has made the poignant decision to bid farewell to his beloved French retreat.

The decision to sell the property fully furnished, with DVDs still adorning the shelves, speaks volumes about Depp’s desire to leave behind the memories of his past life and embrace new beginnings with Heard.

Job lot: However, it has taken until now for Depp to part with the stunning property, although he doesn’t seem to be too attached to the furniture and artwork, which is being sold with the estate

Tribute: Depp is thought to have designed a lot of the rooms, with this one dedicated to Pirates of the Carribean

Gorgeous: This is one of two swimming pools on the property, where children Lily and Jack no doubt played

Left behind: The family’s DVD collection can be seen in the background of this picture

A Property Fit for Royalty

The estate itself is nothing short of breathtaking, boasting a charming hamlet near the village of Plan-de-la-Tour.

Originally purchased in its entirety by Depp in 2001, the property underwent extensive renovations to restore its 19th-century buildings to their former glory.

From stylish wooden beams to terracotta roofs, every detail of the estate exudes timeless elegance and sophistication.

An Artist’s Retreat

One of the highlights of the estate is the 4,300 square foot main home, featuring five bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and an art studio where Depp indulged in his passion for painting.

The interiors are a reflection of Depp’s eclectic taste, with each room meticulously designed to create a harmonious blend of comfort and luxury.

A Tribute to the Silver Screen

True to his cinematic roots, Depp infused elements of his iconic role as Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise into the estate’s design.

From themed decorations in the wine cave to hidden nods to the beloved character scattered throughout the property, Depp’s love for his craft shines through in every corner of the estate.

Spacious: The home has a number of out buildings which can be used for guests coming to visit

Unusual: Depp even turned the hamlet’s church into a quirky guest house, using the confessional as a closet

Personal touch: The estate, about 40 minutes from St Tropez, was lovingly renovated by Depp

Green-fingered: It is said he enjoyed growing vegetables and playing with his children while staying there

Moving Forward

As Depp embarks on his next adventure with Heard, rumors swirl about his interest in acquiring a Downton Abbey-style home in the UK.

While the future remains uncertain, one thing is clear: Depp’s French estate will forever hold a special place in his heart as a symbol of love, creativity, and cherished memories.

The Legacy Lives On

While Depp may be bidding adieu to his French retreat, the legacy of his time spent there will endure for generations to come.

As new owners step into the hallowed halls of the estate, they will be greeted not only by its timeless beauty but also by the echoes of laughter, love, and the indelible mark of one of Hollywood’s most iconic stars.