Pierre Cardin cause controversy in Lacoste, France

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Lacoste in Provence is where the notorious writer the Marquis de Sade once lived, but his chateau is now owned by the 89-year-old fashion designer Pierre Cardin.

He has also bought a number of other properties in the village, but as Hugh Schofield reports, his presence is causing some controversy.

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