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Castle Dijon (21)

Price: € 2,380,000
  • Surface 1500 m2
  • Rooms 11 
  • Bedrooms 8 
  • Land 24 ha

In Burgundy, a 15th century flamboyant gothic style listed castle and its outbuildings.
In the north of Burgundy, less than 3 hours from Paris and Lyon by car, Paris-Rhône TGV train link, Montbard and Dijon stations, Dijon-Longvic airport.
The castle is set on an undulating plain, built in the heart of 24 ha (59 acres) of parklands with deciduous trees of over one hundred years old, meadows and gentle slopes. The main façade of the castle overlooks the surrounding countryside, giving an unobstructed view.
The parklands are crisscrossed with paths and driveways for moving around, the meadows are enclosed by natural hedges, thus creating typically French, “bocage” countryside.
The castleThe number of buildings and their size create an impressive estate. This castle is significant not only because of its history but also because of its surface area, approx. 1,500 m² (16,145 sq ft) with outbuildings of more than 880 m² (9,472 sq ft). Two houses, in addition to the castle, can be lived in and a third (entrance pavilion) can be used as a guest house. The origins of this majestic property date back to the 15th century: a castle built during this era, more recent outbuildings adjoining the older outbuildings: a house next to the castle, a caretaker’s cottage, a pavilion at the entrance to the parklands and a farm with buildings such as a barn as well as a former wash-house. All of which faces 24 ha (59 acres) of parklands that are completely enclosed by means of high and low walls as well as quickset hedges. Amongst this multitude of buildings, the actual castle was built in the 15th century by a man born into the Burgundian aristocracy. This patron of the arts commissioned this castle with its main facade, itstwo octagonal towers, its mullioned windows, its ogee doors, its monumental fireplaces and its steep slate roofs. In the 16th century, it underwent a significant transformation and in June 1595 welcomed Henri IV King of France following his Fontaine-Française victory. At the time the castle was a large main building with two panelled and gilded guard’s rooms, bedrooms and a chapel. The latter, dedicated to Saint Pierre, Saint Denis and Sainte Reine, was consecrated on 6 November 1610.In the 17th century, the property was sold to the first President of the Burgundy Parliament; he was succeeded by the Marchioness of Choiseul in 1740. The castle passed into other hands in the 18th century as a result of the marriage of the last of the Marchioness’ descendents. In 1844, the owner had major renovation works carried out, making use of the architect Charles Suisse and the sculptor Schanosky. Both are references in the history of Burgundian architecture, the first directed the restoration of Dijon’s Saint-Bénigne Cathedral. The second is known for his restoration of Stephen Liégard’s castle and the sculptures of the “Romanesque house” in the “Rue des Forges”. In the castle, he was notably responsible for the oak woodwork in the gallery, the first floor bedrooms and the chapel. At the end of the 19th century, the paintings from Henri IV’s bedroom were renovated by the master, L B Vernachet. It is from this era that the current gilding dates, 14,200 sheets of bright yellow gold, green gold and platinum were used (hence the green bedroom nickname). Outside, the castle gardens and parklands were designed by Friant and Buhler, the later also worked on Stephen Liégard’s castle. It was therefore a well-known team that worked in the castle, bringing itto its current state. Consequently, the building is as it was at the end of the 19th century.
Ground floor
The rooms throughout the castle from the French ceilings to the walls are all painted. The wainscotingis also outstanding. The large ground floor lounges with impressive period fireplaces comprise character scenes, …

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In detail

    • Surface 1 500 m2
    • Rooms 11
    • Bedrooms 8
    • Land 24 ha
    • Construction N/A*
    • Parking N/A*
    • Bathrooms N/A*
    • Toilets N/A*
    • Exposure N/A*
    • Heating N/A*
    • Kitchen N/A*
  • Energy Performance Certificate

    in KWhPE/m²/year

    • A ≤ 50
    • B 51 to 90
    • C 91 to 150
    • D 151 to 230
    • E 231 to 330
    • F 331 to 450
    • G > 451

    GreenHouse Gas emission

    in CO2eqkg/m²/year

    • A ≤ 5
    • B 6 to 10
    • C 11 to 20
    • D 21 to 35
    • E 36 to 55
    • F 56 to 80
    • G > 80

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