The chateaux of France are a great investment for those looking to buy. They have been around for centuries and offer the perfect opportunity to make your mark on history. There is one problem, however: many of the options of French chateau for sale are too expensive. This article will provide you with details about some excellent options that come at a more reasonable price tag.
Château de la Motte
Chateau de la Motte is a charming house located in the Loire Valley. Built in the 17th century, this chateaux has been renovated to include modern amenities and meet all of today’s needs. Originally built for Madame De La Motte Picquet, Chateau de la Motte now offers first floor living with four bedrooms upstairs that are perfect for hosting visitors or family members. There is also an office on site, so you can work from home if desired. Located close to many vineyards as well as restaurants, it is easy to see why Parisian architect Jean-Marie Duthilleul found such beauty here when he visited back in 1989. He then acquired ownership of the property and set out to renovate and restore it, in order to make the chateaux a home for himself. This is one of our favorite properties because of its affordable price tag as well as proximity to all that’s great about France.
The Chateau d’Aubray, in the Margaux region of Bordeaux, is a family-run domain producing wines with an authentic regional identity. The estate has been owned by the same family for more than 100 years and was originally planted on clay and gravel soils from limestone bedrock which help create a mineral rich wine with fresh fruit flavours. The château offers three different vineyard sites: one exclusively to white wines that lie among forested hillsides at 350 meters. Another hilltop site dedicated to reds where vines are exposed to salty breezes off the Atlantic Ocean; and finally a valley location famed for its deep black sands – perfect for growing Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
Château de Saint-Jean-d’Ataux
This beautiful home has a private chapel and is situated on the banks of the river Yonne. Built in 1784, this chateau was originally owned by Monsieur de Montesquieu. The property includes one bedroom with an en suite shower room and luxury bathroom; three reception rooms including one that doubles up as a library; four kitchens for all your entertaining needs—three are equipped with ovens/hobs while another contains everything you need to make fresh cocktails! Retaining its original charm and character throughout, it also features modern conveniences such as Wi-Fi connectivity.
La Petite Fontaine
The La Petite Fontaine estate in France for sale is a 14th century stone chateau. This charming and historic home has been lovingly restored to reflect its original grandeur, with careful attention paid to modern conveniences that ensure you can enjoy the best of both worlds on your vacation getaway-a true win-win. With only three rooms and two bathrooms, this property features an open floor plan perfect for hosting intimate gatherings or family reunions. A winding driveway leads up to an impressive entrance flanked by landscaped gardens where peacocks roam free as they please. The interior boasts plenty of natural light from large windows surrounded by decorative shutters while antique furniture pieces are found throughout the house.
Les Vignes du Roy
A number of buyers have snapped up this 18th century chateau, which is set on a beautiful piece of land in the Loire Valley. The building has been restored to its original condition without losing any of the charm. With 15 bedrooms and plenty of space for living inside, you can’t go wrong with this purchase. It comes at an excellent price as well – $72K less than what it would cost if you were buying now. The property includes 34 hectares planted with vines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah grapes that produce reds such as L’Insolite Rouge and Les Editions White.
Le Clos des Oliviers
Le Clos des Oliviers, in the north-west of France, is a 16th century chateau that sits on 45 acres of land. The home has been extensively renovated and offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for entertaining purposes. It also features all modern amenities such as an elevator while retaining its historic charm with original stone walls and antique wooden beams throughout the house. Offered at just $99,000 USD this French Chateaux comes complete with parkland grounds creating secluded gardens perfect for relaxing or hosting family gatherings.
Le Manoir de l’Ange Gardien
Take a tour of this quaint French manor, beautifully situated on the banks of the Loire River. Just outside Tours and easily accessible from Paris via train, you’ll find Le Manoir de l’Ange Gardien. This 12th-century residence is enclosed in walls with crenellated towers at each corner to protect against invasion from its enemies! With more than 600 square acres that stretch down to the riverbank for fishing or picnicking (and maybe even swimming!), it has been used as an agricultural farm since 1776 and once hosted Louis XVI when he was fleeing France after being overthrown during his revolution. You can still purchase it today for just $98K.
Château du Vieux Pouy, Rhône Valley
The Château du Vieux Pouy is a stunning 14th-century castle with accompanying vineyard and forest in the heart of France’s Rhône Valley. With its perimeter walkway, secret gardens, keep tower and grand halls it has all the features you would expect from a fairy tale chateaux. The property also includes an onsite restaurant set within landscaped grounds that overlooks the countryside views to Mont Blanc which offers three nights by the pool or six days meals included for $85K (€75000).
The best chateaux in France you can buy for less than $100K are those that represent the most affordable way to own a piece of French history. With these, you’ll be able to enjoy life as a lord or lady and live out your very own Downton Abbey dream come true. So take some time today to browse three different properties below and see what it’s like owning one of Europe’s oldest noble estates. There is no better investment opportunity on the market right now so don’t miss out while prices are low and interest rates remain at historic lows.