France is a place which has so many old castles that they’re actually selling at remarkably low prices now.
Take this impressive estate set in the town of Blois, 114 miles south-west of Paris. The 17th century property would be great as the backdrop for a historical period drama set a few hundred years. It’s actually an entire compound spread across 98 acres with multiple buildings, the most notable being of course the 13,455-square-foot chateau, which has been carefully restored over the last three years.
The interiors, reminiscent of the great palaces from the time of King Louis XIV, feature Versailles parquet flooring and marble fireplaces, while the ceiling are decorated with molded cornices. There are no fewer than 14 bedrooms, as well as many more sitting rooms, bathrooms, studies, and a well-equipped kitchen. Finally, the property, which is entirely walled, also includes the former caretaker’s lodge, chapel, sizeable garages, a woodshed, stables with tack room, a barn, and extensive gardens dating back to 1755.
This charming, recently restored Blois Castle is currently listed for €5.5 million, or about $6.8 million.
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