Take Us There: Jean Cocteau’s Villa Santo Sospir

We lust for an evening spent in an artist’s paradise, a safe-haven in the South of France, a gorgeous villa tucked away for evenings spent loving, exploring, and creating. Villa Santo Sospir is covered with beautiful illustrations from artist Jean Cocteau. Owned by Francine Weisweiller, the space is reminiscent of last night’s dream, a dream where you found a mirage of heaven nestled in the rolling hills of France.


With the most gorgeous of canvases embellished throughout the home, ordinary surfaces like a bookshelf, a lampshade, and a blank wall are transformed into magnificent art pieces. Serving as the set for two films – Villa Santo Sospir and Testament of Orpheus, the home was transformed into a working piece of art when Cocteau moved in and subsequently lived in the villa for 13 years. Check out our favorite spaces within the home below.

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