If you’ve ever wanted to own a lovely historic building, you’re in luck! This amazing 17th – century chateau is very well located near Pons in the Charente-Maritime, with easy access to Bordeaux, Saintes, Cognac, Royan, La Rochelle, and the sea. It has beautiful facades on both sides and is composed of two levels.
The property offers 552 m2 of living space with billiards room, large living room, dining room and 8 lovely bedrooms, 8 shower rooms and 1 bathroom, a 60m2 apartment, and an office.
Outside you’ll find a large swimming pool (15x6m), and two gites. The first one has 300m2 of living space and 6 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms and 2 bathrooms, swimming pool. The second one is 218m2 with 5 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms and 1 bathroom, swimming pool, and a new reception room of 180m2 suitable for weddings and events.
In a beautiful park of 3.77 hectares, you’ll find a barn of 180m2 in need of renovation and the remains of a 13th – century chapel which you can renovate as well. This beautiful property is ideal for a family vacation home since it’s so close to the seaside and to many beautiful cities worth visiting.
About the place:
Pons is a commune in the Gironde department in southwestern France. It has been classified as one of the most beautiful villages on earth by UNESCO, and not without good reason. The town is situated at the confluence of 3 rivers: Dordogne, Garonne & Ciron. Pons boasts a rich history dating back to ancient times with many archaeological discoveries found throughout the area including an ancient Roman amphitheater, a Gallo-Roman temple, and ruins from feudal times that date back to 888 AD.
It was created by Napoleon I and has been used as an example for his writings on history, politics, and civic virtues. Pons became part of France due to its significance within the Roman Empire. The wider region surrounding this city is called Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur. This area contains different cities that are famous around the world like Avignon, Aix en Provence, Arles, Marseille, Saint Tropez among many others. The town is known for its Muscadet wine-growing area around Pons, mainly used for producing dry white wines with fresh fruit flavors and fine acidity that are consumed locally rather than shipped out of the region. The town lies on an important tidal estuary linking to the Gironde via the Île de Ré bridge.
Things to do in Pons:
Go to the top of Calvary Church in Pons for a view over town and countryside. This site is where Joan of Arc was tried for heresy, but it has been much reconstructed since then. It’s located at Place du Cloitre Saint Jean la Blancherie.
Next, you can visit Colbert’s Castle. The Château de Pizay was built by one of King Louis XIV’s friends as an expression of gratitude for his support during difficult times. It has many interesting features, such as its two cylindrical towers and the chapel with its octagonal cupola tympanum painted by Jean Mosnier. You can also admire the magnificent marble façade which served as inspiration to Charles Garnier when designing the Paris opera house.