Lionel Messi, his wife Antonela and their three sons Thiago, Mateo and Ciro spent their first days in Paris in a five-star hotel just meters from the Arc de Triomphe and the Avenue des Champs Elysees while they look for a house. But the wait could be short. According to some media, Antonela Roccuzzo already has her eyes set on a mansion in Bougival, on the outskirts of Paris.
How is Messi's district in Paris?
Bougival is a commune on the western outskirts of Paris, France in the French Yvelines. It is located 15.3 km from the center of Paris. Some French artists, such as Claude Monet and Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley and Berthe Morisot lived in this region for its tranquility, beautiful landscapes and pleasant climate. Paris undoubtedly suits Lionel and his family very well. Lionel Messi joins this list of artists. To bring his own art, with a ball and the 30 on his jersey.
Located on the left bank of the Seine River, it is surrounded by a large forest and is 12 kilometers from PSG's training center in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, which would make things easier for the Argentine. Bougival is a historic and very quiet place, home to just 9,000 inhabitants.
The house where the Messi's live could have privacy, lots of security, be surrounded by parks and lush vegetation and overlook the Seine. Just looking at the postcards of this exclusive neighborhood is enough to understand why the place is so exclusive.
That's where Neymar lives in his five-story mansion with an area of 1,000 square meters, surrounded by 5,000 square meters of land, with an indoor swimming pool. He is a neighbor of his teammate Layvin Kurzawa, and was the neighborhood of choice for Ronaldinho and actor Gerard Depardieu.
Lionel Messi's physical preparation continues as planned, as he participates in practice with the rest of the PSG squad while waiting to complete his training and be taken into account by Mauricio Pochettino's coaching staff. Every hour that passes generates more expectation for what will be his debut.