If you're seeking a peaceful retreat from the glitz and glamour of show business, Christophe Dechavanne's country house in Le Perche, located a mere 2.5 hours from Paris, might be an inspiration. For over 25 years, the 66-year-old French TV host has made a habit of retreating to this rustic haven every weekend.
From Showbiz to Solitude
Dechavanne, who first moved to the country house in 1996, asserts his preference for rural life over the entertainment industry. Identifying as somewhat of a hermit and wild in nature, he values his solitude and the freedom of the countryside.
A Farm Filled with Life
Not only does Dechavanne's property offer tranquility, but it also thrives with diverse wildlife. His residence doubles as a farm, housing an array of animals that comprise of chickens, geese, two alpacas, a donkey, sheep, mandarin ducks, and not to forget, his three dogs.
The Transformation of a Country House
Since acquiring the house, Dechavanne has invested heavily in refurbishing it. After an extensive two-year renovation process, the house evolved into a serene sanctuary. Now, Dechavanne's days at his country house are filled with simple pleasures like long bike rides, gardening, and the daily ritual of collecting fresh eggs.