Pop beauty Kylie Minogue and her French actor beau Olivier Martinez are planning to purchase their first home together in the south of France - so they escape the prying cameras of the paparazzi.

The celebrity couple are viewing properties in the exclusive St Tropez area, which they've chosen as the ideal location to spend some uninterrupted romantic time together, after seeking advice from their Hollywood friend JOHNNY DEPP.

A pal says, "Kylie really wants a home near St Tropez and so does Olivier. Their pal Johnny Depp has a home up the road and they love the fact he can enjoy a hassle-free lifestyle there.

"They've been looking around Port Grimund, which is a stunning area. Kylie thinks it would be fabulous to have a place on the water, with their yacht moored nearby.

"This will be the first place they've bought together and Kylie wants somewhere really special - a dream home with Olivier away from London and Paris."

06/09/2004 02:16