Celine Dion has put her private island chateau in Quebec up for sale for $29.5 million, making it one of the top five most expensive properties in Canada.
The 44-year-old diva is selling her French Normandy-style, four-storey chateau in Gagnon complete with furnishings and artwork, according to the Daily Mail.
According to her 70-year-old husband René Angelil, the property has been put on the market because of Celine’s three-year residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and because of their children, 11-year-old René-Charles and 19-month-old twins, Nelson and Eddie.
“We are mostly in Florida, René-Charles goes to school here,” René said, referring to the couple’s other island property, a mansion on Jupiter Island, Florida, complete with a water park. “And of course there are commitments in Vegas because of Celine.”
The gated Gagnon island, located roughly 15 minutes from downtown Montreal, boasts a private bridge, security station, outdoor swimming pool, game room, wine cellar with tasting room, three living rooms, library, and double master suites.
Located along the Mille Îles River, Gagnon is a former mining town in East-central Quebec.
The castle covers an area just under 20 acres and boasts a massive 24,000 square feet of living space.
Celine and her family moved into the property in 2001, after 300 tradesmen refurbished and expanded the then $8 million property over a three-year reconstruction period.
Celine and her husband will be keeping their comparatively more modest $2 million country chalet in Notre Dame de la Merci in Quebec.
The Grammy award-winning Canadian artist was the youngest of 14 children in a poverty-stricken home in Quebec.
She met her husband and manager René in 1980, when she was 12 and he was 38, after she and her mother sent him a demo tape of a song they had written.
René mortgaged his home to finance Celine’s first record.
Her new show of hit songs, created exclusively for The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, features 31 musicians in a full orchestra and band.
The casino spent $95 million building the special Colosseum venue, equipped with a humidifier to protect Celine’s voice, for her in 2003.View Comments