Castle Grenoble (38) Price: $ 4,046,200 USD
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Surface 1 350 m2 Bedrooms 12  Bathrooms 6  Land 45.9 ha

An 11th century castle, its guest houses and outbuildings on a 45-ha, unspoilt, natural estate in the midst of the Trièves region. Once a stronghold house, this property includes a castle, spanning approx. 900 m² of living space, three independent, converted guest houses, spanning between 120 and 200 m² of living space, an interior, cobblestoned courtyard, numerous outbuildings, a 12x6 m swimming pool, an exercise and sauna room, a spa, a French formal garden and a vegetable garden, all in an excellent state of repair.
Although the exact date the stronghold house was constructed is unknown, everything points to that fact that it was sometime around the year 1000, that is to say the early Middle-Ages. Around 1450, King Charles VII, alarmed by the plotting of his older son, the future King Louis XI, simply gave him the province of Dauphiné to govern as he saw fit under the name of Louis XI. The latter was to live there for ten years and became very popular in the Trièves region, where the stronghold house became his favourite hunting lodge and took pride in his royal visits. Up until the end of the Middle-Ages, Montmeilleur belonged to the Bérenger-de-Morges family. Their coat-of-arms is still to be found today on the entrance gateway and the monumental fireplace in the large reception room. Following a succession of leading citizens, including the Marquis-de-Langon, Montmeilleur was destroyed at the time of the French Revolution, archives were lost and the castle fell into ruin.
Sold in 1841 to Constantin-Abrard, Montmeilleur remained for more than a century in the hands of this same family, descending directly through the female line and including the Thibaud-Gibbs family who undertook major renovation works around 1875. This tradition came to a halt when the son of Madame-Thibaud sold the property in 1957.
In one of his imaginary constructions, “A King Alone”, a Provencal, complex novel that takes place between Lalley and Chichilianne, Jean-Giono greatly enhances his memories of Montmeilleur, where he stayed numerous times, by taking inspiration from the personality of Madame-Thibaud.

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In detail

    • Surface 1 350 m2
    • Rooms 20
    • Bedrooms 12
    • Land 45.9 ha
    • Construction N/A*
    • Parking N/A*
    • Bathrooms 6
    • Shower rooms 6
    • Toilets 6
    • Exposure N/A*
    • Heating N/A*
    • Kitchen N/A*
    • Property tax N/A*
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  • This property is not subject to co-ownership

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