Watch Johnny Depp doubles the price of his French Venetian village to $55.5m

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Celebrity divorces are notoriously expensive.

And as he gears up for his sure-to-be pricey split from Amber Heard, Johnny Depp is obviously making sure he has the money to go the distance.

The actor has relisted the sprawling French village he once shared with former partner Vanessa Paradis for $55.5million, double the previous asking price.

On the market: Johnny Depp has doubled the price of his sprawling  French village to $55.5m

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On the market: Johnny Depp has doubled the price of his sprawling  French village to $55.5m

Idyllic: It comes days after The Pirates of the Caribbean star put his Venitian villa on the market for $10.8million

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Idyllic: It comes days after The Pirates of the Caribbean star put his Venitian villa on the market for $10.8million

Liquidising his assets: And as he gears up for his sure-to-be pricey split from Amber Heard, Johnny Depp is obviously making sure he has the money to go the distance

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Liquidising his assets: And as he gears up for his sure-to-be pricey split from Amber Heard, Johnny Depp is obviously making sure he has the money to go the distance

It comes just days after The Pirates of the Caribbean star put his Venetian villa on the market for $10.8million.

Johnny’s hamlet, near the village of Plan-de-la-Tour, was bought in its entirety in 2001 by the actor after he fell in love with both Paradis and France.

The 52-year-old spent most of his time at the Riviera villa, which is about 12 miles from St Tropez, with French singer-actress Vanessa.

He was said to love the quiet life of growing vegetables, shopping in the nearby town and playing with the couple’s children, Lily-Rose Melody and Jack.

Village: It is actually a small hamlet, bought by megastar Depp 14 years ago, while he was with Vanessa Pardis

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Village: It is actually a small hamlet, bought by megastar Depp 14 years ago, while he was with Vanessa Pardis

Atmospheric: He bought it as a wreck, but spent millions updating the mainly early 19th century buildings, built from the region’s traditional honey stone

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Atmospheric: He bought it as a wreck, but spent millions updating the mainly early 19th century buildings, built from the region’s traditional honey stone

Second thoughts: It first went on the market for around $26million in June last year, but despite initial interest from potential purchasers, was then withdrawn from sale months later

He bought it as a wreck, but spent millions updating the mainly early 19th century buildings, built from the region’s traditional honey stone.

It first went on the market for around $26million in June last year, but despite initial interest from potential purchasers, was then withdrawn from sale months later.

Having initially been listed by Sotheby’s International Realty France, the property was then relisted by Rick Hilton of Hilton & Hyland and Michaël Zingraf of France-based Michaël Zingraf Real Estate.

Mr Hilton – the father of socialites Paris and Nicky – told the Wall Street Journal that Depp felt the property had been priced too low.

Not a quick sale: Depp felt the property had been priced too low

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Not a quick sale: Depp felt the property had been priced too low

Perfect spot for a cuppa: The property was painstakingly renovated by Depp and Paradis

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Perfect spot for a cuppa: The property was painstakingly renovated by Depp and Paradis

One for Airbnb? A church has been converted into a guest-house with a once dark, secret confessional booth now used as a wardrobe

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One for Airbnb? A church has been converted into a guest-house with a once dark, secret confessional booth now used as a wardrobe

‘Mr Depp feels that €50 million is the appropriate price for this asset,’ he said, adding that several billionaires had already expressed interest in the estate.

Depp spent 14 years and millions of pounds restoring the sprawling 37-acre property, which is being sold fully furnished, with DVDs still filling the bookshelves.

With more than a dozen buildings, it boasts two swimming pools, a gym, a skate park, a restaurant with a professional kitchen, a launderette and a garage all converted to look like local businesses.

Alexander Kraft, chairman Sotheby’s International Realty France previously revealed: ‘Johnny had decided to sell the Plan de la Tour property to close this chapter of his life and move on.

Tasteful: Depp spent 14 years and millions of pounds restoring the sprawling 37-acre property

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Tasteful: Depp spent 14 years and millions of pounds restoring the sprawling 37-acre property

Job lot: It has taken until now for Depp to part with the stunning property, although he doesn't seem to be too attached to the furniture and artwork, which is being sold with the estate

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Job lot: It has taken until now for Depp to part with the stunning property, although he doesn’t seem to be too attached to the furniture and artwork, which is being sold with the estate

‘He hopes that someone else will enjoy the property as much as he did and bring him or her the same happiness it brought.’

‘It was in a pretty rough state,’ added Kraft, who had called the original sale price ‘ambitious’.

Nowadays, stylish wooden beams, terracotta roofs and tiling complete the look that is centred around the village square in the classic French manner.

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