Pablo Picasso's beloved French Riviera estate which lay abandoned for 30 years after his death is expected to fetch £18m at auction after stunning restoration
- Pablo Picasso bought Mas de Notre Dame de Vie in Mougins on the Côte d’Azur in 1961
- The Spanish artist lived and worked on the estate until his death in 1973, aged 91
- Property stood empty for nearly three decades after the death of his wife but is now restored
- The five-bedroom estate is now up for auction with bids starting at £18.7millionThe French riviera home where iconic artist Pablo Picasso lived and died has been put on the market after three decades of abandonment ended with a top to bottom restoration.