Palais Bulles

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A window in the living room looking out on the Bay of Cannes

Palais Bulles ("Bubble Palace") is a large house in Théoule-sur-Mer, near Cannes, France, that was designed by the Hungarian architect Antti Lovag, and built between 1975 and 1989. It was built for a French industrialist, and was later bought by the fashion designer Pierre Cardin as a holiday home.[1]

The 1200 square metres house was built for a French industrialist, Pierre Bernard, and comprises a reception hall, panoramic lounge, 500-seat open-air amphitheatre, 10 bedrooms, various swimming pools and waterfalls in extensive landscaped grounds.[2] After Bernard's death in 1991, the house was bought by Pierre Cardin.

The ten bedrooms have each been decorated by a specific artists, including Patrice Breteau, Jerome Tisserand, Daniel You, François Chauvin, and Gerard Cloarec.[2]

Emma Bunton, British pop singer and former Spice Girl shot the artwork for her 2004 album Free Me at the house in the summer of 2003.[citation needed]

It was featured in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.[3]

In 2016, a five-year renovation by the French architect Odile Decq was completed.[4][5] In March 2017, it was listed for sale with an asking price of €350 million.[1]


  1. ^ a b Jill Papworth (1 January 1970). "Pierre Cardin's Bubble Palace near Cannes – in pictures | Money". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b "'Palais Bulles' Pierre Cardin's Bubble House by Antti Lovag (VIDEO)". 20 June 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  3. ^ O'Malley, Katie (5 August 2016). "Take A Peek Inside The Absolutely Fabulous Bubble Mansion". Elle. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  4. ^ Angharad Jones (18 March 2016). "Antti Lovag's Bubble House". Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  5. ^ Anna Winston (3 March 2016). "Odile Decq renovates Antti Lovag 1970s bubble house". Retrieved 17 March 2017.

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Coordinates: 43°29′19″N 6°56′37″E / 43.4885611°N 6.94362778°E / 43.4885611; 6.94362778