Magnificent Medieval Castle, Perigord, France


Offered at $3,400,000

One of the historic treasures of France, the magnificent medieval castle was built in the thirteenth century by a knight family, the De Gavis, to defend the Perigord-Quercy southwest region. In the sixteenth century, it took on the regal look of the Renaissance. Then came the French Revolution at the end of the eighteenth century, which took its toll on the fabled faubourg. Fast-forward to a few years ago, when a passionate architect came upon the castle—then in near ruins but still evoking past glory—and made the decision to gather and lead a team of historical monument specialists to bring it back, saving its original features while incorporating modern comfort that would transform it into a heartwarming and luxurious as well as historic home. Five years were devoted to the ambitious project. Then, voilà! The castle came to life, aglow with a baronial presence that resonates with resplendent wonder. Today the towers, main portion, and chapel possess such beautiful architectural features that the castle was listed as a Historical Monument by the French government in order to preserve it for future generations. And rightly so. Not only is its breathtakingly beautiful elevated setting a fairy tale vision in itself, but the landmark is simply an architectural masterpiece. Surrounded by 26 acres commanding hills and vast woods from peaceful terraced grounds, it overwhelms you with soothing serenity. Some 6,000 square feet aglow with stone floors and walls, monumental fireplaces, high ceilings, and stunning woodwork set the stage for the grandest of gatherings or an intimate dinner for two. A generous caretaker’s house and outbuildings stand ready to fulfill further dreams.

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