Pete Doherty looks like he’s been embracing life in France.
The 42-year-old star has swapped his once hard-living life in London for strolls in idyllic Normandy where he has developed a passion for Comté cheese, The Sun reports.
The former Babyshambles and Libertines star looked relaxed as he wore a flat cap and walked with what appeared to be a hunk of bread.
Dressed in a short-sleeved shirt, shorts and thongs, he was photographed as he went for a stroll with his dog in the sunshine.
He was joined by bandmate Rafa who plays with him in his latest band, Pete Doherty and the Puta Madres.
Doherty, who once dated supermodel Kate Moss, swapped the UK for France with his girlfriend and bandmate Katia De Vidas.
Doherty recently lamented that he would love some fast food but there aren’t any takeaway shops near Normandy where he lives.
“I’d have a Big Mac if I could, but I can’t,” he said. “The nearest McDonald’s is 40 minutes away.”
A source close to Doherty told The Sun in March: “While lockdown has been tough for so many people, Pete is honestly the happiest he’s ever been.
“He used to live a fast-paced, hedonistic lifestyle. He was the epitome of rock and roll. But the relaxed pace of life suits him more.
“He and Katia have been spending time in Étretat, a coastal town popular with visiting Parisians.
“He still has a hand in music as that’s his number one passion, of course, but going to France has allowed him to relax.
“Over the last few months he has taken his foot off the pedal and has really been enjoying his downtime.”
Doherty has a son, Astile, 17, with singer Lisa Moorish, and daughter Aisling, 9, with South African model Lindi Hingston.
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