Singing superstar Celine Dion has decided to put her private mansion in the plush neighbourhood of Villa Montmorency in Paris up for sale for a whopping $9.3 million following the death of her husband Rene Angelil.
The 48 year old French Canadian has decided to sell up less than a year after losing Mr Angelil. Perhaps the home, which is understood to be on the market for $9.3 million, simply holds too many painful memories for her.
With four storeys, the house had five bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as a spacious living room with feature fireplace, and a library on the mezzanine level. The dining room opens up onto a large terrace, while the balconies have views of the iconic Eiffel Tower. In the basement, there is a wine cellar, home cinema, spa and a gym.
The modern build was constructed in the Nineties and sits in the 16th district neighbourhood, which is gated and guarded 24/7. It is understood that Celine and her late husband purchased the home as a French retreat nine years ago. However, Celine has clearly decided she does not want to go there by herself after losing her husband, who was also her manager, at the age of 73 last year following a battle with throat cancer.
The pair had been married for more than two decades, having got together when she was just 19 and he was 45, getting engaged four years later. Celine made their romance public in 1993 and they married at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal in 1994. This year, the church was the venue for Rene’s funeral. Last year has been a tragic time for My Heart Will Go On singer Celine, who also lost her brother Daniel, 59, to cancer. It is understood that Celine was invited to play at Donald Trump’s inauguration this year, but has turned down the President-elect.