Castle Auxerre (89)
Just a few minutes from Auxerre, a small, 19th century chateau, surrounded by some 4 ha of parklands enhanced with a stream.
In a historic town, not far from Auxerre, stands a large residence, 180 km from. This chateau is close to all amenities required on a daily basis and just a few minutes from a train station with links to Paris-Gare-de-Lyon. The river Yonne, flowing alongside the town, is crossed by a listed, 18th century bridge, featuring two arches. The exterior of its parapet is adorned with a Greek style frieze.
This property stands in a historic town which was once known for its monastery. In fact, through their manual labour, notably on the land, the monks were tasked with supplying food to the large neighbouring town of Auxerre.
Remote-controlled, double, wrought gates open on to a wide drive that leads to the chateau standing in its parklands, planted with various species of trees over a hundred years old, rows of beautifully kept boxwood as well as decoratively trimmed shrubs and dotted with benches. Two stone pillars mark a second, more discreet entrance.
On either side stand outbuildings, with the main house straight in front. The gravel-covered ground is ideal for parking cars. On one side of the chateau, an old bridge spans a stream, bordered by lush vegetation. An old well and a small ivy-covered shed embellish the pastoral appearance of the property. A swimming pool looks out over the parklands.
On the other side of the residence, another entrance, opening via double gates, provides access to this same setting and a house with its own garage.
The small chateauChess champion, Garry-Kasparov, trained many times in this property and more exactly in one of the entrance pavilions where he actually competed in championships.
The building is constructed in several sections, including an impressive projection which highlights a large, basket-handle arched window, featuring small panes and solid shutters. A stone paved parterre is flanked by two cast iron Medici vases. Lanterns protruding from the wall illuminate the central pavilion.
The facade features numerous openings with wrought iron railings and solid shutters in a good state of repair. The architecture is also marked by a variety of roofs, some gable, some pavilion. The main entrance to the house is topped with a canopy covered with traditional tiles. Two small buildings precede the main entrance. Their profile and contour are mixed, with regional stone and brick as well as pavilion roofs.
Two entrances, one of which is old, give access to the ground floor. The residence has been extended over the years, notably the wing to the right of the main entrance. A vestibule, paved with Burgundy stone, leads to a guest toilet and, straight on, to a study with large oak wood cupboards. All the rooms are very bright. In the right-hand, more recent wing: a dining room lined with Toile-de-Jouy wallpaper looks out over the garden on the east side via a large picture window. A room near to a fully fitted kitchen is particularly well illuminated via an entire row of windows. An adjoining lounge, with oak wood furniture, is in use as a library. It features an imitation, moulded stone fireplace. A view from the lounge looks out not only over the parklands but also, directly, over the swimming pool. In the left-hand wing, a reception room, marked by an arcade, provides access, on the east side, to a room, featuring small-paned windows and, on the west side, to the extension of the reception room, with floor tiles featuring inlaid decoration and an imitation window with a semi-circular arch. Following on from the reception room are a laundry room, a bedroom, with an adjoining shower room, and the oldest section, with its second entrance. The main, stone stairway goes upstairs to the bedrooms.
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