Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster will marry in the south of France next summer (06) after falling in love with the country.

Ever since the DO YOU THINK I'M SEXY star proposed at the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, the country has held special memories for the happy couple, and they have decided it is the perfect place for the big day.

They are also in the process of buying a home in France.

The rock star and model were planning a winter wedding but put the date back when they found out Lancaster was expecting their first child together.

She says, "I think we'll opt for the South of France, in Provence, where we're currently buying a house. We went over to look at it recently and as soon as we drove through the gates we fell in love with it. It's quite perfect, a very traditional painted house with shutters, neat and compact with four bedrooms, lots of terraces and stunning views. Everything in our lives has all seemed to come together in the last couple of months - the engagement, the baby and now the dream house.

"After Rod proposed we thought we might get married around November or December. Then, when we found out I'd fallen pregnant, those plans had to be changed. Now we'll probably leave it to summer next year."

14/07/2005 05:46