Rory Ramsden – Luxury French Property Finder & Buyer's Agent in south west France
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This $22 million French castle has sold once in the last 500 years – and now it could be yours

A 22 million dollar, 1000 year old French castle has sold only one time in the last 500 years and now it is available. 1064 is the earliest record of this castle, it was occupied by Abbey of Saint Victor de Marseille. It somehow got into the hands of a medieval lord named Pierre de Pontevès. Through history the french royal family had lived in it back and forth. The Forbins ran the property for 500 years, which was the longest anyone had control over the castle. The castle had to have many renovations through the years but this property could be quite profitable as it is a historical piece.

Key Takeaways:

  • Bertrand Pillivuyt inherited Château de la Barben in 200, when it was passed on to him and his wife.
  • The Chateau is a 1000 year old castle, located in the South of France.
  • Earliest records indicate the Chateau was once owned by a monastic order, the Abbey of Saint Victor de Marseille.

“Pillivuyt is the latest in a long and illustrious string of owners to occupy the castle, which is a combination of fortress, renaissance palace, and 19th century mansion. Now, though, he’s put it on the market for 15 million euros.”

Read more: https://www.domain.com.au/news/this-22-million-1000yearold-french-castle-has-sold-once-in-the-last-500-years-and-now-it-could-be-yours-20170712-gx9e0s/

About the Author Rory

Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.

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