Vanessa Paradis reveals her favourite place in the world
The model-actress-and-singer has travelled the world for her career but insists nowhere is more precious to her than the home she shares with the Hollywood star and their children - daughter Lily-Rose, 11, and son Jack, eight.
When asked by rocker Patti Smith what her "special place" is in the new issue of Interview magazine, she said: "Definitely our house in the South of France. It`s in the middle of the trees and the fields. The light is magnificent, the nature is magnificent. It`s the most beautiful, most simple life. Even if you go into town - and we go and buy bread or whatever - the people are just so sweet. They don`t care what you do. They just care that you have good manners, which is something I care about, too, so it`s good."
Vanessa also revealed her children have changed her mentality and have altered the way in which she approaches her art and her life.
The 37-year-old star added: "My mind is not completely my own anymore. I used to be able to concentrate and achieve things. Now I find it much harder to focus, because it just seems that half your brain doesn`t belong to you anymore.
"I can`t say a big sentence on what exactly changed in me when I had children. I mean, I don`t feel that I do a tremendous effort to try to make this place better for us and for our kids right now. But I make little efforts - and I try to make them every day. That`s why if my children ask me about something, I make sure I always take the time to show them and explain things to them so they understand."