Exquisite property

The prestige of a Louis XIII chateau, Eure

The prestige of a Louis XIII chateau

The entrance hall leads to a gorgeous vintage stairway

In the heart of a charming hamlet near Bernay and Evreux, this magnificent Louis XIII castle faces west for optimal sun exposure. In perfect condition, it provides 1,200 sq m of living space on three levels. Among the 30 splendid rooms, as bright as they are spacious, the quadruple reception area and the living room on the ground floor feature exquisite panelling. This extraordinary property is already furnished. With 14 bedrooms and as many bathrooms, the castle is “welcoming, warm and relaxing, and can easily be converted into a deluxe hotel,” says Belles Demeures de France. A vast keeper’s house and a pretty outbuilding are located nearby. The elegant castle of Fontaine l’Abbé also features out-of-time gorgeous natural spaces over a 132-ha estate nestled between two forests: a variety of small lakes, a vegetable garden, a park and a big field. An outdoor pool and its pool house allow for full enjoyment of this delightful panorama.

© Photos: Didier Morel

PRATIQUE : where ? near Evreux - living space : 1 200 m2 - period : 1760 - Price : 7 500 000 € - estate agent : Agence Belles Demeures de France - 75008 Paris. - Tél. : 01 53 23 81 82. http://www.www.belles-demeures-defrance. com

The prestige of a Louis XIII chateau