Castle Chaumont (52)
- 971 m2
- 20 rooms
- 10 bedrooms
A captivating, 16th & 18th century castle with water-filled moats just 2 hours from Paris between the Champagne and Burgundy regions.
4œ hours from Brussels, 3œ hours from Geneva, 3 hours from Luxembourg and 2 hours from Paris, where the borders of the French departments of Aube and Haute-Marne meet that of the Burgundy region.
The view along the routes in this region, with it good tourist trade due to the proximity of Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises and the not to be missed Clervaux Abbey, encompasses some superbly wide panoramas that include pastures, farms, wooded hilltops, ponds, lakes and old monuments bearing witness to the rich local history. The small village with less than 130 inhabitants is to be found deep in the Haute-Marne countryside. It is surrounded by woods and vast pastures forming an extremely pleasant, slightly undulating landscape.
This building was built around 1580 on the foundations of a fortified castle, the history and the construction date of which remain a mystery, even though archives refer to its existence as of 1249. For more than four centuries, up until 1670, the castle belonged to the aristocratic Saint-Belin family, originally from the Champagne region. This property, used for filming The Black Knight, directed by Gilles-Grangier, in 1945, was purchased after the war by cinema producer Edmond-Descharmes. Raimu, Fernandel and even a young Jean-Paul-Belmondo were frequent guests but its most famous visitors undoubtedly remain Marlène-Dietrich and Jean-Gabin, the star couple at that time, who stayed there for several months in 1946 during the shooting of Martin-Roumagnac's film, the only one in which they appeared together. The couple were, moreover, immortalized in a photograph of them fishing for carp in the castle's lake. The two superstars described the region as
reference : 108149 - Le Figaro Properties reference : 14980479