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Marengo 02-14-2007 04:28 AM

Villa Mirage, St Maxime (France)
 
Villa Mirage

Villa Mirage is the Royal Family's villa in St Maxime, France.
The Royal Family inherited the Villa upon the death of Prince Bertil.

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Are there any pictures of the villa St Maxime in France? I could not find any in this thread. The villa is owned by the King, right? Didn't Prince Bertil also have a house somewhere in the south of France? What happened to that?

Another question, where did Prince Carl-Johan, uncle of the King, live, or Prince Carl Bernadotte? What about Prince Carl sr. and Princess Ingeborg? Or prince Sigvard and his son Lennart?

Yennie 02-14-2007 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Marengo
Are there any pictures of the villa St Maxime in France? I could not find any in this thread. The villa is owned by the King, right? Didn't Prince Bertil also have a house somewhere in the south of France? What happened to that?

Its the same villa. The royal family inherited it after prince Bertil died. maybe princess Lilian still formally owns it, but she has given the rf right to use it

fortimo 08-26-2011 02:22 AM

Here is a few words also about the villa.

Sainte-Maxime - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Here are a few residence of the royalfamily, and a photo about Villa Mirage.

http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/roy...yal-residences

And there are many pics in the thread Summer Holidays of the Swedish Royals. Also a few pics with Lilian and Bernard on the terrace of the Villa.

fortimo 07-06-2012 03:22 AM

Wikimapia - Let's describe the whole world!

LadyFinn 08-05-2015 12:45 AM

A photo of Villa Mirage, which according to swedish press has seven rooms.
http://gfx.aftonbladet-cdn.se/image/...irqage-495.jpg

LadyFinn 08-07-2015 01:13 PM

Svensk Damtidning has an article about Villa Mirage. During the last years it has been written that the king wants to sell Villa Mirage, because it is so easily photographed by the paparazzis. But the king said to Svensk Damtidning in December 2014:
- We are there now and then, but not as often as we would hope to. We take care of it as well as we can and are very proud to keep it alive. There is very much nostalgia and memories there and it would be very difficult to move away from there. We are not selling it.
Svensk Damtidning writes that prince Bertil bought the villa in 1946 and it was the free zone to Bertil and Lilian for so many years. They spent there some months a year and it was as much home to them as Villa Solbacken in Stockholm.
From Villa Mirage is ten minutes walk to the boule square and to the banana tree, which bears Bertil's name. Villa Mirage has seven rooms. The open fireplace is used in the spring and autumn, Bertil and Lilian had it built to the Villa. The big living room is the heart of the Villa. You go there through beautiful folding doors. The dining room has high windows to the Mediterranean. When you go upstairs, there are three bedrooms, they all have beautiful view to the Mediterranean.
The king and queen appreciate what Bertil and Lilian did with Villa Mirage, but during the last years the Villa has been renovated a little. Lilian loved to decorate with pastel colors, and they are still there, queen Silvia is also taken with pastel colors, she has told to her friends that they make the Villa cozy. Queen Silvia goes a few times a year with her female friends to Villa Mirage, for a girl-weekend.
And Svensk Damtidning writes also that because Carl Philip and Sofia have spent so much time at the Villa during the last years, maybe they will take over the Villa after the king.

Mbruno 08-07-2015 01:24 PM

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Originally Posted by LadyFinn (Post 1807429)
A photo of Villa Mirage, which according to swedish press has seven rooms.
http://gfx.aftonbladet-cdn.se/image/...irqage-495.jpg

The place looks a little bit run-down, doesn't it ?

grevinnan 08-07-2015 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Mbruno (Post 1808064)
The place looks a little bit run-down, doesn't it ?

What is run-down about it?


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