Auc­tion of the month

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An his­toric château, vis­ited by Henry IV no less, was due to be auc­tioned off with no re­serve on 11 Oc­to­ber. The 16th-cen­tury Château Char­bon­nières was en­tirely ren­o­vated seven years ago by the cur­rent owner who pre­served the pe­riod char­ac­ter of the prop­erty but up­dated it to in­stall modern com­forts. It was orig­i­nally priced at €9m in 2012 but hit the auc­tion block this au­tumn with­out re­serve, pre­sent­ing an ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity for a buyer to pur­chase a slice of French his­tory.

Of­fer­ing some 3,000m2 of liv­ing space, the Re­nais­sance château has more than 20 ele­gantly fur­nished rooms, a beau­ti­ful 18th-cen­tury kitchen and a pri­vate onebed­room suite. The owner will also be able to en­joy a gam­bling par­lour, a cinema, a for­mal ban­quet room and a gym while the 32ha grounds pro­vide di­rect ac­cess to a river. The prop­erty is set in the pretty coun­try­side of the Perche nat­u­ral re­gional park about 35 min­utes away from Le Mans. As the mag­a­zine went to print just days be­fore the auc­tion, an up­date on the fi­nal sale price will be pub­lished in the next is­sue.

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