Living In A Fairytale: Exploring Four Authentic French Chateaus For Sale

From a 15th century manor house with a panoramic view to a medieval chateau converted to a luxury hotel, these properties will have you feeling like you are living in a fairytale, all for under EUR 4 million (about US $4.05 million).

Here’s closer look:

Medieval Chateau Turned Luxury Hotel In Savoie

Where: Located in the Combe de Savoie between the Chartreuse and Bauges mountain ranges.

What: An entirely renovated estate with approximately 17 acres of orchards, flowers, gardens, and parkland. With 7 full suites, a master suite on its own level, professional kitchen, heliport with a hanger, and relaxation and leisure annex, this building is equipped to accommodate a wide variety of events.

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Why: With enough accommodations to run a luxury hotel, this estate would also make a great investment for rentals of all kinds, from business retreats to private wedding receptions. On the other hand, it would also make a wonderful personal retreat with all its bells and whistles.

Price: EUR 3.5 million (about US $3.75 million)

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East of France 18th Century Residence With Historic Chapel In Givry

Where: Surrounded by trees and historic gardens and enclosed by stone walls, this estate is conveniently located about 2 hours from Geneva, 1 hour and 15 minutes from Lyon, and 1 hour and 45 minutes from Paris via the TGV.

What: The former summer residence of the Bishops of Autun, this property was carefully restored in the early 2000s. With 1.75 acres of land and 8,611 sq. ft. of living space, this sprawling home features elegant architecture with two inner courtyards, a chapel, vaulted cellars, two individual flats on two floors among the 8 bedrooms and a suite.

Why: With its accessibility by way of the TGV, this property boasts privacy and luxury all while being at most two hours away from major cities. Given its beautiful landscaping and courtyards, it’s no wonder it was once a summer home for the Bishops of Autun.

Price: EUR 3.5 million (about US $3.75 million)

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Southwest Of France 18th Century Chateau Surrounded By Meadows In Belves

Where: Located in the Dordogne in the Southwest of France, which is about 2 hours to Bordeaux and 30 minutes to the airport by car.

What: An 8-bedroom estate at the center of a large plot of land that is full of natural diversity. With marble fireplaces, a large dining room, 6 large and bright lounges, the main building of this property is situated with beautiful views of the wooded park and scenery.

Why: This property has a French Historic Monuments classification, and for good reason. Surrounded by 188 hectares of land that encompass meadows, woods, and a lake, its central building stands in the center, with elegant architecture and large bright rooms that open up to the park. Additionally, this estate includes a variety of outbuildings, from a farmhouse, stables, and an ancient priory.

Price: EUR 2.92 million (US $3.13 million)

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15th Century Manor House Overlooking An Entire Valley In Savoie

Where: Overlooking the entire valley of the Combe de Savoie and located in the East of France, this estate is 20 minutes from Chambery and 1 hour and 30 minutes from Lyon-Saint Exupery and Geneva airports.

What: An 11-16th century manor house with 8,073 square feet of living space on 66,736 square feet of land with elegant reception rooms and 14 bedrooms. Adjoining this residence is an ancient stone citadel built in the 11th century by the Lords of Miolans.

Why: The entire estate, including the stone citadel, is perched nearly 550 meters above sea level, giving it an exceptional panoramic view of the valley below. Not only is the property uniquely positioned, it also has the potential to be a completely unique living environment. Rebuilt in the 19th century, the historic details have been preserved, from the wood paneling to the stained glass windows.

Price: EUR 3.75 million (about US $4.02 million)

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