Rising nobly from a chalky plateau and the ancient foundations of a 14th-century fort, the rosy-brick and stone château in Burgundy immediately captures your heart. Beginning at the generous gatehouse, a pigeonnier for 10,000 birds testifies to the grand scope of its historic importance. To the left of the cour d’honneur, stables and a guesthouse gaze out on 91 wooded acres that reveal a walled potager, tennis court, swimming pool, even a tantalizing truffle plantation. The château embraces some 13,200 square feet and is distinguished by museumlike salons replete with marble fireplaces, parquet and terra-cotta floors, and precious wall paintings. The central heart boasts magnificent reception rooms and 13 bedrooms—all unfolding French romance.