This beautiful fairy-tale-like castle built in the 19th century is located in the center of a little city, only 10 minutes from Poitiers downtown, TGV station, and an international airport. It has 561 m2 of living space and is composed of 15 rooms, including 6 gorgeous bedrooms with bathrooms.
Outside you’ll find a caretaker’s house, 2 garages and one outbuilding which you can turn into whatever you like – from workshop to bed and breakfast, you only need a little imagination!
In the beautiful closed park of 3615m², you can enjoy an amazing SPA with a heated pool or walk around in its gorgeous French gardens planted with various species. If all this is not enough, the property also has a motorized gate, video surveillance, intercom, alarm, a tower with a music distributor for the whole house, central aspiration, and an elevator that serves all floors. This is a truly beautiful and multi-functional property for you and your whole family.
About the place:
Poitiers is a city in western France. It was the capital of Poitou before that region merged to become part of Aquitaine, and its population numbers around 140,000 people today. The town’s name comes from Latin “pagus” meaning “country”.
The first mention of Poitiers can be found in texts dating back to the Roman era when it was called Pictavis. This is not surprising given how old this beautiful town is – archeological digs have revealed evidence that humans have inhabited the area for over 10 000 years. It was once an important center for education, arts, law-making, and religion with a rich history dating back to 100 BC. The city has seen its share of wars but it still manages to make a name for itself as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Today Poitier not only maintains its cultural heritage through visitor attractions such as churches and museums but also offers some great spots for shopping while surrounded by some magnificent architecture.
Things to do in Poitiers:
Poitiers is known for its beautiful cathedral, the Basilica of Saint-Pierre. It was built in a Romanesque style and has been added to over time since it opened between 1100 and 1135AD. With a blend of Gothic architecture from extensions after 1230, this building still manages to retain its beauty today. In addition, there are frescoes along with an impressive crypt that has survived the centuries – well worth exploring inside if you’re visiting Poitiers’ churches or one nearby such as Chauvigny.
Another place you can visit is Jardin des Plantes et de l’Evêché. Here you can see some beautiful flowers in addition to fountains and statues amongst other things such as amphitheater seating.
You may also find yourself wanting more of a cultural experience, so if exploring museums or art galleries sounds like your kind of thing – there are plenty of these around Poitiers too so have fun browsing through them all. You should check out the Maison Jean Vilar that showcases theatre work from a French actor who had an incredible career spanning 60 years. In fact, he set up his own theatre company in his hometown of Poitiers and was active in the city until he died aged 70.
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