Depardieu hosts housewarming bash in Belgian tax haven
NECHIN, Belgium (AFP) - French film star Gerard Depardieu on Saturday hosted a housewarming barbecue at his new home in Nechin, Belgium, just across the border from his native France.
"I think he's a very open person, who likes people, who likes to party and also to make contact with the locals," said a guest who gave her name only as Anne.
The 64-year-old bon vivant, star of dozens of films including "Cyrano de Bergerac", threw the party for some 200 people, including his new neighbours, in the grounds of the 19th-century white-brick five-bedroomed home that he bought last year.
"The residents greet me with smiles and 'I love yous'," Depardieu said.