Sumptuous medieval chateau, Var, Provence-Côte d'Azur
This sumptuous medieval chateau is the largest in Provence. Boasting over 5000 m2 of living space, within a rich and established enclosed park, this rare classified historical monument is now presented for sale.
It took 15 years of painstaking sympathetic restoration using traditional building methods (including some of the most exquisite 18th century “gypseries” plasterwork) to bring this medieval fortress back to its former beauty.
Although the castle retains all of its historical charm, it still provides the modern comforts one expects from a property of this calibre. It has 120 rooms comprising 25 bedroom suites, each with independent bathrooms, three kitchens, many lounges, libraries, the guardian's lodge...The list is exhaustive.
The property offers many different living experiences according to the season; from cool ground floor living spaces that give onto private aromatic terraces for the summer, to south-facing upper living spaces flooded with the warm Provence sun for those winter months.
The castle is surrounded by a multitude of terraces, French-style gardens, English inspired gardens, fountains and statues. The exceptional 360° views overlooking the Sainte Victoire, the Sainte Baume and the Mont Faron are breathtaking.
There are two swimming pools, stables, an olympic-sized equestrian arena, a helipad, garages and many outbuildings. The park includes some terraced ground, which would be the perfect location for a vineyard, to complete the most incredible Provence property package.
Ideally located just 45 minutes from the Aix-en-Provence TGV station, 1 hour 40 minutes from Saint Tropez and Cannes and less than 1 hour from Marseille-Provence airport (which can receive private aircraft from both inside and outside Europe), this property is definately for lovers of authenticity, historical charm and fine living.