Palais Bulles or better called "Bubble Palace" is a beautiful villa located in Théoule-sur-Mer, near Cannes, France. The villa was designed by the Hungarian architect Antti Lovag and built between 1975 and 1989. It was originally built for a French industrialist, and later bought by the fashion designer Pierre Cardin as a holiday home.
The French designer of Italian descent died on December 29, 2020 in the American hospital of Neuilly, in Paris. He was 98 years old. Not only was Cardin a legend as a designer in the fashion world, his taste and sense of aesthetics extended well beyond that. And this was evident in his personal taste in architecture and design. It is therefore not surprising that the most Instagrammable and globally known architectural gem he owned, the iconic, pink Palais Bulles in the south of France.
L'Officiel offers you an exclusive look inside Palais Bulles, which is privately owned until today, but where some celebrities have already stayed overnight. Just think of Jacquemus and Emma Burton from The Spice Girls.
The 1,200 square meter house was built for a French industrialist, Pierre Bernard, and consists of an indoor hall, a panoramic lounge, an open-air theater with 500 seats, 10 bedrooms, several swimming pools and waterfalls in extensive landscaped grounds. After Bernard's death in 1991, the house was bought by Pierre Cardin. The ten bedrooms have been decorated by a different artist, including Patrice Breteau , Jerome Tisserand , Daniel You , François Chauvin and Gerard Cloarec.
A five-year renovation by French architect Odile Decq was completed in 2016. In March 2017, the pink palace was put up for sale for an asking price of 350 million euros. Le Palais Bulles is unfortunately still a private property and cannot be visited. We secretly hope that this will change soon. In anticipation, we already offer a virtual tour of the most beautiful, futuristic-looking house on the French Côte d'Azur.