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Living the dream of owning a large, spectacular and historic building in many countries can often be somewhat difficult to realise. Not so, France. Almost every department has its share of imposing tower-topped chateaux dominating the landscape, if no longer the people. From long-forgotten manorial houses to the very largest monastic and secular palaces, French chateaux offer a vision of mystique and romance that perhaps the more solidly defensive English castles cannot touch.

Why buy French Chateaux?

At present, large estates are offering superb value for money compared to other prestige property around the world. Boasting acres of land, lakes, outbuildings and their own capacious floor spaces, chateaux give one the opportunity and space to choose how to live and work. Taking the figure of 1 Million Euros as an example, chateaux costing this will far outweigh, in real terms, the real estate offered by other luxury and prestige property of the same price. In many locations, you are paying for exactly that - location - and will no doubt be jostling with other similar properties for the best view. French chateaux offer the rare ability to look out from your window and survey no land but your own.

The rise in disposable income and the freedom to travel between countries ensures that there is strong interest in buying such property for a family home or a tourism business - perhaps for fishing, an equestrian school, hunting, outdoor sports, walking or wildlife watching. The fairytale bulk of French chateaux is also one of its main attractions, particularly for weddings or hotel accommodation. What bride would not wish to be married within an ancient chapel bathed by soft light streaming through its stained glass windows, then withdraw across the lawn to the main building with its ornate decoration a background to the big day and the sounds of history echoing from its walls?

Many such properties also have existing income from timber or wine production.

French chateaux types

If you are looking for French chateaux for sale, be it for pleasure or business, we have many beautiful properties to choose from with prices of approximately 300,000 EUR to over 20 Million EUR. These properties take many forms, from smaller Logis and manor houses to fortified farmsteads and enormous stately homes encompassing many hectares of land with woods, lakes, guest houses and outbuildings.

A chateau, because of its size and history, usually has over 1 hectare of land - usually this is much more, even with lower budget examples. While there is a limited supply of French chateaux that are up for sale at any given time, there is likely to be a great variety. You may wish to buy a large building with little land to make your money go further. Or you may wish to buy a smaller Logis-style property, but utilise the land for horses, hunting or wildlife. However, there are many examples of chateaux for sale on the market with a large floor space and several dozen hectares, but they are understandably more expensive but not overly so. 1 million EUR can easily buy you 500m2 of floor space on several levels plus 20 hectares of land.

Whether a chateau dates from the 10th or 20th century, it will have its own style and history of decoration. Some can be a mix of styles from different periods as fashion and the owner's availability of funds changed. Other chateaux appear not to have changed since they were built. Many were built in the early 19th century as France became more dominant and wealthy. There are similarities between properties in that you are likely to find original features such as stone fireplace, parquet flooring, mouldings and carvings dotted around the rooms.

Where to buy French chateaux for sale

French chateaux for sale encompass all states of preservation. From windowless shells requiring total renovation, to those requiring part-decoration, to immaculate 19th century bourgeois stately homes, the amount you will need to spend will depend on how much work you are willing to undertake. Being large properties, renovations can be very costly and time-consuming but need not be outside the budget of most serious buyers if planned correctly. Typically, to arrive at a habitable building you will need to spend around a total of around 500,000 Euros, whether you opt to renovate or buy an already renovated example.

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Historic Chateau Hotel for Sale South of the Loire - 7,000,000 EUR

Historic Chateau Hotel for Sale  South of the Loire
Reference 184087

French Chateau in Chateauroux
19 bathrooms

2,496 sqm (26856.96 sq ft) floor size
Swimming Pool
Gite
Equestrian Facilities

Description
Magnificent chateau dating back to the Fifteenth Century which has recently undergone comprehensive restoration and is now a superb 4 Star Hotel. This historic listed property has a fascinating hi...

37 bedroom French Chateau in Aix-En-Provence, Provence French Riviera for sale with 244220m2 of land - 7,000,000 EUR

37 bedroom French Chateau in Aix-En-Provence, Provence French Riviera for sale  with 244220m2 of land
Reference 184278

French Chateau in Aix-En-Provence
15 bathrooms

1,200 sqm (12912 sq ft) floor size
Swimming Pool
Gite
Equestrian Facilities

Description
Imposing 18th Century French Chateau for sale, at an amazing price - great value for money, located in Aix en Provence. This impressive Chateau has 1,200m2 of living space, with 6 reception rooms, 37...

22 bedroom French Chateau in Avignon, Provence French Riviera for sale with 57800m2 of land - 3,990,000 EUR

22 bedroom French Chateau in Avignon, Provence French Riviera for sale  with 57800m2 of land
Reference 182773

French Chateau in Avignon
18 bathrooms

2,000 sqm (21520 sq ft) floor size
Swimming Pool
Gite
Equestrian Facilities

Description
A superb Seventeenth Century Chateau in Avignon which has been renovated to create an impressive and highly desirable historical residence in a great location. This fabulous chateau comes with 2000m2...

French Chateau for sale in Chef Boutonne - 1,875,000 EUR

French Chateau for sale in Chef Boutonne
Reference 180963

French Chateau in Chef Boutonne
5 bathrooms

525 sqm (5649 sq ft) floor size
Gite
Equestrian Facilities

Description
Delightful and impressive historic chateau near Poitiers, dating back to the thirteenth century, offering modern comforts and character, all set in 21 hectares of gardens and parkland. With a full h...

11 bedroom French Chateau in Perigueux, Aquitaine for sale with 30000m2 of land - 1,272,000 EUR

11 bedroom French Chateau in Perigueux, Aquitaine for sale  with 30000m2 of land
Reference 182627

French Chateau in Perigueux
5 bathrooms

650 sqm (6994 sq ft) floor size
Swimming Pool
Equestrian Facilities

Description
Fabulous fairytale style French Chateau which dates in part from the 16th century and stands in 3 hectares of land. This delightful property comes with twelve bedrooms, five bathrooms, and many ...

7 bedroom French Chateau in Cahors, Midi-Pyrenees for sale with 2000m2 of land - 1,150,000 EUR

7 bedroom French Chateau in Cahors, Midi-Pyrenees for sale  with 2000m2 of land
Reference 185404

French Chateau in Cahors
7 bathrooms

475 sqm (5111 sq ft) floor size
Swimming Pool

Description
Extraordinary 16th Century chateau, which is near perfect order, located in a lively town, yet hidden away behind very high stone walls, which encompass both the chateau and its atmospheric garden wit...

French Chateau for sale in Rodez - 999,000 EUR

French Chateau for sale in Rodez
Reference 182644

French Chateau in Rodez
5 bathrooms

403 sqm (4336.28 sq ft) floor size
Swimming Pool
Gite

Description
Superb and impressive, updated 5 bedroom French Chateau, which has been restored by an architect, retaining the original features within its opulent suite of rooms. The original stone spiral staircase...

French Chateau for sale in Rodez - 898,000 EUR

French Chateau for sale in Rodez
Reference 182643

French Chateau in Rodez
5 bathrooms

474 sqm (5100.24 sq ft) floor size
Swimming Pool
Gite
Equestrian Facilities

Description
Stunning 13th Century 'fairy tale' French Chateau with a separate farmhouse, several outbuildings and beautiful manicured grounds of 16,474m2. With nearly 500m2 of tastefully renovated living area, ...

12 bedroom French Chateau in Evreux, Upper Normandy for sale with 950000m2 of land - POA

12 bedroom French Chateau in Evreux, Upper Normandy for sale  with 950000m2 of land
Reference 184027

French Chateau in Evreux

950 sqm (10222 sq ft) floor size
Swimming Pool
Equestrian Facilities
Lake, Pond or River

Description
Superb and historic 12 bedroom French Chateau, located near Paris. Surrounded by moats and set in a total of some 100 hectares with beautiful gardens featuring no less than 16 sculptures and an orang...

40 bedroom French Chateau in Versailles, Paris-Ile-de-France for sale - 43,000,000 EUR

40 bedroom French Chateau in Versailles, Paris-Ile-de-France for sale
Reference 124816

French Chateau in Versailles

Swimming Pool
Lake, Pond or River

Description
Located right in heart of the Versailles, close to the Palace and only 20 km from Paris, easily accessible from the A13 motorway. Exceptional historic estate of about 32 hectares : Napoléon III chat...



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