Carved into a cliff in 1701 to form the fashionable country home of an aristocratic family of the 17th and 18th centuries, the romantic cream and rose limestone château near Tours—an hour from Paris by TGV–has also housed such notable residents as the sister of Charles de Gaulle and distinguished architect M. Thomas, a collaborator of M. Haussmann of Parisian fame. The 4-star Château d’Hôtes continues to afford one of the most magical dwellings in France, with three levels of spectacularly decorated living space and 15 acres of fountained poolside gardens adorned with a listed troglodyte aquarium and a greenhouse by M. Thomas. Among its most noteworthy settings are its two towers, its grand and red salons, its vintage kitchen with Louis Vuitton clover-shaped windows, and its listed water mill, which stands proud watch over riverside gardens flowing with fish and water lilies.01

Previous Price$4,800,000