Pierre Cardin’s Palais Bulles, a.k.a. the Bubble Palace

I love Pierre Cardin.  While it is true that his name and logo is plastered on the tackiest, most tasteless clothing and accessories imaginable today, in the 60s and 70s there was nothing more cool.  He was a space age visionary, and a disco king whose clothing was the epitome of chic.  So, of course he had to have an amazing house, right?!

The Palais Bulles, or “Palace of Bubbles,” represents the fundamental ideas of architect Antti Lovag. Built in 1989 and located in the town of Théoule-sur-Mer (10 km outside Cannes), the house overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and the red cliffs of the Esterel, with a panorama stretching to the bay of Cannes.  Not too shabby.

The 13,000 square foot house sits on over two acres of land, and has 28 round rooms, including a 500-seat amphitheater, reception room, panoramic lounge, and 10 suites. The beds are round, the furniture is round, and every wall is round.  Each of the bedrooms was designed by a different contemporary artist, including Patrice Breteau, Jerome Tisserand Daniel You, François Chauvin, Gerard Cloarec, etc.

Too cool.  And for all of you ballers out there, it’s for rent …


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