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André Breton's stone kingdom

André Breton's stone kingdom

The mansion is listed at the Inventaire Supplémentaire des Monuments Historiques

Acquired by French author André Breton in 1951, this property became his summer home until his death in 1966. Located in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, the estate features four outbuildings for a combined 250 sq m of living space. The main two-level house boasts a workshop, a bedroom with a bathroom and a spacious living room upstairs, complete with a terrace. The building features vintage elements, including a fireplace, wood floor and a huge monastic table around which Man Ray, Dali and Max Ernst used to sit down. “The spirit of the place has remained intact, stresses the Patrice Besse agency. It’s simultaneously simple and complex, an architect's dream house.” The hillside property also features an adjacent building for guests, a separate kitchen and a small yard planted with trees. Located right under the small town’s former castle, the estate provides a dramatic view over the area. Overlooking the Lot river, it is the starting point to many tourist sites, notably Rocamadour, the Pech-Merle cave, the Dordogne valley and the Padirac chasm.

Price : 770 000 euros

© Sarramon Christian / Hemis.fr Estate agent : Agence Patrice Besse, http://www.patrice-besse.com