Carla Bruni, her fairytale castle on the cliff at Cap Nègre

The Italian-born French singer-songwriter, actress and supermodel, former Premiere Dame of France, shared on social media some shots of her magnificent villa which is located between hills and the sea in the Var, in Provence-Côte d’Azur. AD magazine also published some images of her fabulous castle, located near the cliff at Cap Nègre. The estate is called Château Faraghi and it is a truly magnificent villa

The French-born Italian singer-songwriter, actress and supermodel, former Premiere Dame of France, Carla Bruni has shared some shots of her magnificent villa located between hills and sea in the Var, in Provence-Côte d’Azur, on social networks. Even the magazine AD published a few hours ago some images of his fabulous castle that stands out on the cliff at Cap Nègre. The estate is called Château Faraghi and it is a truly magnificent villa.

In 2018 Carla Bruni’s mother, Marisa Bruni Tedeschi, opened the doors of Château Faraghi to the French edition of Vanity Fairin what was the first (and so far only) time the property was shown to the press, something that had never happened in the years and years in which this luxurious home belonged to the Bruni family.
As the magazine reminds us in these hours ADthen Marisa Bruni Tedeschi had welcomed the journalist from Vanity Fair Carla Bardelli uttering the following words: “My daughters don’t know you are here. I ask you to keep the article confidential until it is published, because I don’t know if they would agree.”

At the bottom of this article you can look at the photos of Château Faraghi owned by Carla Bruni’s family.

The only photographer who went in there before Vanity Fair fu Helmut Newton

The only photographer to have entered before Vanity Fair in that castle was the legendary Helmut Newton, who in 1992 within those walls signed a photo shoot that became cult, starring Carla Bruni immortalized in her dream home. Carla Bruni herself confessed on Instagram that one of the photos taken during that legendary shoot signed by Newton is her absolute favorite (we propose that portrait again at the bottom of this article).

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A truly princely estate

The Bruni family property overlooks land and sea. It is located on the Var coast, the French department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region and in the hinterland of Le Lavandou.
More precisely, it is Cap Nègre, a true paradise overlooking the waters of the Mediterranean. The villa stands among pine forests and is surrounded by rocks, in a setting that to describe as enchanting would be an understatement.


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Near Carla Bruni’s villa there is a beach with very fine pink sand

A few meters away from the house, there is a beach renowned for its very fine, pink sand.
The private estate, closed to the public, is where Carla Bruni’s family owns a castle characterized by two turrets. It is called Domaine du Cap Nègre, also known as Château Faraghi.

As Fanny Guénon des Mesnards writes in a recent article published by the magazine ADthe villa was built between 1934 and 1937 by André Faraggi, friend of Marcel Dassault and Abel Chirac, father of Jacques Chirac.

“During Nicolas Sarkozy’s tenure, the house was subjected to particularly stringent security measures, as the couple went there for their summer holidays,” adds Fanny Guénon des Mesnards.

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How the villa is structured inside

Regarding the interior of the house, we can only rely on the information on the pages of Vanity Fair Franciaon the occasion of the invitation made to the magazine by Carla Bruni’s mother.
From what emerges from Vanity Fairthis villa would have ten bedrooms, each of which “has its own terrace overlooking the sea”.

Crowning the luxury and exquisite taste of this home is a garden that extends over several hectares, a true oasis on the Mediterranean full of Italian lemons, cypresses and flax plants.

As for the interior furnishing style, it seems that the Thirties reigns, with original furniture from those years, terracotta coverings and period tiles. “In the distance you can see the Fort de Brégançon, which is the summer retreat of the French presidents,” points out the Frenchwoman Fanny Guénon des Mesnards on AD.

Below you can look at the photos of Château Faraghi owned by Carla Bruni’s family, shared by the diva herself on her Instagram profile, as well as some photos from Getty Images. At the bottom you will find the portrait of Carla Bruni taken by Helmut Newton during a photo shoot in the 1990s taken right within those walls.

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The entrance to Carla Bruni’s villa on the cliff at Cap Nègre – ©Getty
Carla Bruni’s villa in Cap Nègre – ©Getty
CAVALIERE, FRANCE - JULY 29:  A general view of Domaine du Cap Negre where Nicolas Sarkozy is staying on vactation at a property owned by his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy on July 29, 2008 in Cavaliere, France.  (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
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