How About a French Renaissance Chateau All to Yourself?

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It's convenient to Nice airport and filled with unique historical features.

Castles should be shared. This one, a nearly 13,000-square-foot Renaissance beauty listed at €8.3M ($9.24M), has features particularly suited to hosting events with dozens of guests. Two and a half acres of landscaped grounds hold the main house and numerous outbuildings. Moreover, the exterior courtyard, elegant pool area, and domed interiors amount to a stunning setting for special events that demand a memorable French Riviera backdrop. 


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Interiors showcase arched windows and ceilings, along with ornate fireplaces and Renaissance artwork. In the living room, rustic stone walls surround a set of curved glass doors that offer a glimpse of the leafy garden. To fully soak up the idyllic outdoor surroundings, head to the covered patio draped in vines, where a long table and chairs are set up for open-air meals.


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It would be easy to get lost in the extravagant and historical details of the property. Murals adorn the walls as you climb a stone spiral staircase—the images depict King François I of France's visit to the castle.


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The pool was signed by 20th-century French artist and writer Jean Cocteau. And an underground lair with curved stone walls and a stained-glass window is lit in dramatic fashion by a pair of ornate chandeliers. 


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The castle features two master suites, three en suite bedrooms, and an independent apartment with a library. Annexes offer additional en suite guest bedrooms, independent apartments, and a studio for a caretaker. Situated 25 miles from Monaco and seven miles from Nice airport, the chateau is easy to reach and makes a convenient base for exploring the villages of Saint Paul and La Colle-Sur-Loup. 

Feel like it's time to explore the French Riviera? To make this Renaissance chateau your home base, head over to the listing on Savills.com for more details.