16th/19th Century Chateau in Agen, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

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Added to OHD on 7/15/20   -   Last OHD Update: 7/15/20   -   24 Comments
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Agen, Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

  • 540,000 € | $616,329 USD
  • 8 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 6673 Sq Ft
  • 13.6 Ac.
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LOT ET GARONNE - IN PERIPHERY OF AGEN - Established on a line of defence linking the Garonne to the Pyrenees, castle to be restored belonging to the same family since the middle of the 17th century and finding its origins in the 16th and 19th centuries. Partly listed as a historical monument, it develops about 630 m² (6,306 sq ft) with 15 main rooms. Numerous architectural features. 3 towers recall its defensive origins, 2 round towers to the south, an octagonal entrance tower with spiral stairway to the north. The 2 round towers, partly destroyed during the French revolution, were renovated in the 19th century by the Bordeaux architect Gustave Alaux, a member of the Gironde Commission for Historic Monuments and Buildings in 1857, a disciple of Eugène Violet le Duc.

The Castle:
Ground floor and first floor: a large 28 m² (301 sq ft) vestibule leading to the 53 m² (538 sq ft) dining room with coffered ceiling. The large lounge (54 m² / 592 sq ft) with its fireplace, woodwork and large paintings on canvas depicting hunting scenes, a small lounge housed in a round tower with a charming painted stone fireplace, 2 large kitchens awaiting conversion, 6 bedrooms, 2 of which each communicate with a second small bedroom housed in the round towers. Possibility of 2 additional bedrooms. Wallpaper murals of Flanders representing country scenes in 2 bedrooms, study. The second floor houses the attic with a 134 m² (1,344 sq ft) convertible attic space with its upside down boat hull framework. There is also a room formerly used as an additional bedroom. Cellar of 43 m² (430 sq ft).

The vast outbuildings are laid out around an inner courtyard of 896 m² (896 sq ft): 3 garages, half-timbered dovecote, storage, wood shed, hen houses and former pigsties. Ideal for family property or reception business. Great potential. 5 mm from the A62 motorway access

Near all amenities. Park and meadow with a surface of 5.5 hectares, possibility to buy a few extra hectares.
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Herve Guillo, Groupe Mercure
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24 Comments on 16th/19th Century Chateau in Agen, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

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  1. Well I need this.

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  2. Are those original tapestries?! The painted walls are gorgeous! And yes… the wonderful spiral staircase you find all around France. Love this!

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  3. lexilexi says: 6 comments

    Ooooh, la la!

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  4. My dream Home! The spiral stairs!! Are they actual Tapestries on the walls????
    Oh My!!
    More Photo`s pleeeze!!

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    • brigidbrigid says: 566 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
      Smalltown, OK

      “Are they actual Tapestries on the walls????”
      And since they are in the description I assume they go with the castle/chateau?

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  5. BethanyBethany says: 3512 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    I will never understand property values–how is this less than my mediocre California house? Wow! Just amazing. I wish there were more pictures.

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  6. DemiDemi says: 32 comments
    1951 Bungalow
    St Petersburg, FL

    That 4 post canopy bed !!!! ♥♥♥

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  7. Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1736 comments
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    1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
    NC

    Sad, 300+ years in a family & it has to go. Happens a lot; in these days a place like this can be a burden the heirs just aren’t able to handle. Selling must either break their hearts or make them sigh with relief — or maybe both. Fascinating place, would be great fun to explore.

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  8. This would be a perfect location for one of the French TV episodes of “Les petits meurtres d’Agatha Christie” which was often set in this kind of house. Chateau, pardon…

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  9. brigidbrigid says: 566 comments
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    1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
    Smalltown, OK

    All this for that price?! I need to learn French because this needs to be my new home. Wonder what needs to be restored cause it looks wonderful to me!

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  10. GabrielleGabrielle says: 40 comments
    1895 Victorian.
    Smithville, TX

    What a marvelous chateau this is! It is in wonderful shape and I don’t see where restoration is needed. This part of France is in close proximity to Spain, the mountains in between, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. The price is incredible as well. How I wish moving to another continent would be simple.

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  11. Is that an old zinc bathtub in the attic? This place is magical!

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  12. WMCWMC says: 12 comments

    This is an example of one of those things that slaps me in the face, brutally, and makes me wonder what I’ve been doing with my life.

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  13. MaggieC75MaggieC75 says: 24 comments
    Tallahassee, FL

    Agen is a pretty little town, surrounded by even prettier countryside. It’s where I’d catch the train to Paris when I had to leave my friends some twenty miles south.

    There are a surprising number of les petits chateaux and manor houses available in this area, which is my favorite in France. I could be quite lyrical about the fresh food, the wine and Armagnac, the clean air, and the total ambiance of small town/rural life.

    And yes, those tapestries are the real thing, just like the painted coats-of-arms, and other decorations. There are quite a lot of shops in all directions where you can find amazing–and reasonable–furnishings, both antique and vintage to fill in any gaps.

    If I weren’t so old and decrepit, I’d love this one.

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  14. What an unbelievable find! Please, oh pretty please show more pictures! Although it’s sad the family must let go of this historic home, it’s better to sell while it is still in decent shape so their history can at least live on through another family that will love it! (And oh how I wish that family could be my own ;).

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  15. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 583 comments

    topazinoz,
    I wonder if those are in fact Flemish tapestries? Truly exquisite!

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  16. PeggyPeggy says: 10 comments
    Lancaster, NY

    There’s a lovely show called “Escape to the Chateau” which I can get on Canadian TV but is also on Amazon Prime and Netflix…should give you a realistic idea of the work involved making a chateau livable by today’s standards.

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    • AmyBeeAmyBee says: 583 comments

      Peggy,
      One of my “French chateau shows” is “Chateau Life” on YT. The home of a young English couple, they provide a very honest and very delightful look at the reality behind the fairy tale. One episode looks at essential equipment required to take care of a chateau and the landscaping. Would you believe a cherry picker is one of them! While it must truly be “living the dream,’ it also comes with an incredible amount of hard work!

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