by Michael dEstries
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johnny depp, france, countryside, islandWe know Johnny Depp enjoys getting away to his paradise island in the Carribean, but the 46-year-old actor also enjoy the simply quiet of his country home in France.

“We have a great place in the South of France. It’s a little hamlet – only about 45 acres – and I don’t do anything,” he told the UK Daily Mirror. “I’ve not left the property for three months at a time. I literally just wake up, go out, check the garden and see the vegetables growing. It’s a pristine existence in terms of simplicity.”

“There’s no talk of movies or work and, infinitely more important, the telephone never rings. It really is a beautiful, simple life.”

Depp also mentioned that his island, nicknamed “F*ck Off Island”, was purchased on a whim. “Like everything else in my life it wasn’t planned, it just kind of happened,” he says. “I went on vacation to escape with my kiddies and my girl and someone said that there was an island down the road for sale.”

“I said, ‘Let’s go see it.’ I looked at it, I walked on it and I was done. It had to be. It came at the perfect moment for me. The island provides me with simplicity and somewhere I can go where no one is looking at me or pointing a camera or a finger at me. I can just be. When we’re there we do absolutely nothing.”

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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