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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.

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