NEWS IN BRIEF
A 13th-century château near Uzès in Languedoc-Roussillon is on the market for €8,900,000 and includes five murals by Pablo Picasso ( pictured). The former property of the Baron de Castille, the château was bought by renowned art historian and collector Douglas Cooper in 1950 who was a friend of Picasso. The five murals are classified as a Historic Monument, along with other parts of the building which boasts seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms and two hectares of land. sothebysrealty-france.com
A property near Paris has been sold for €275 million (approximately £200 million) making it the world’s most expensive property. Château Louis XIV has 10 bedroom suites, a grand reception room with a frescoed ceiling, a wine cellar, an aquarium, indoor and outdoor pools, a private cinema, squash court and two ballrooms. Set in a 23-hectare estate including a maze, the château took three years to build and was considered as a wedding venue by celebrity couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in 2013.