Nobles, Nazis and Napoleon
With so many fascinating old properties for sale across France, there are plenty of opportunities to buy a slice of French history, as Chris Menon discovers
Delving into the histories of some of the fascinating properties on the market
From the days of the Gauls through Charlemagne, Louis XIV, Napoleon and beyond, France has a rich and varied history that draws in tourists and property purchasers alike. Here are eight properties that are not only attractive, offering delightful living space, but which also have historical associations that should inspire anyone with even a passing interest in the glorious past of this country.