Castle Agen (47)
- 560 m2
- 20 rooms
- 11 bedrooms
- land 5.5 ha
A Renaissance chateau, finely revamped by a student of Viollet-le-Duc, awaiting restauration set in 5 ha of parklands, 10 minutes from Agen where the French departments of Lot-et-Garonne and Gers meet.
This chateau is near to two large, character market towns. The first, with its Cluny priory, is on a trail linking the German Cluny sites with those of Spain. The second is known for having a popular French singer as a native inhabitant. On the outskirts of the market town, the road leads to the French department of Gers. The town of Agen, with its TGV train station providing 190-minute links to Paris, its airport with flights to Orly and its slip road on to the Bordeaux-Toulouse motorway, is but a few kilometres away.
This chateau is set in the midst of parklands planted with superb trees that first appeared in our landscaped gardens as of the 19th century. Giving the impression of coming straight out of a romance of chivalry, it stands on the site of an older building, constructed on a line of defence connecting the river Garonne to the Pyrenean mountains. Its three towers were decapitated at the time of the French Revolution. Two were reconstructed in the 19th century, this era being the rediscovery of the Middle-Ages. Viollet-le-Duc
reference : 847489 - Le Figaro Properties reference : 14980737