You can find this 19th-century chateau on the outskirts of a small town with schools, shops, and services, close to Roanne, Lyon (1h15), and Geneva (2h30). Itâ€™s in need of major renovation which gives you the chance to fix it however you like and really turn it into your own dream home.
The property has kept its authenticity with lots of preserved features – beautiful fireplaces, tiling, and paintings on the ceilings. The ground floor has 320 m2 of living space and is composed of a large entrance hall, kitchen, dining room, office, library, three living rooms, two bedrooms and bathrooms, and large hallways.
Next, on the first and second floors that have approx. 300 m2 of living space, youâ€™ll find a kitchen, living room, office, 14 spacious bedrooms, and three bathrooms. There is also a huge basement under the house that has a fairly high ceiling and overlooks the park.
Outside youâ€™ll find a beautiful park that surrounds the whole property with lots of trees and plants, making it such a peaceful place to spend your time at. There are also a few outbuildings that need to be restored and could be used for many purposes. All you need is a little imagination to turn this historic building into your future dream home!
About the place:
In the northwest of France, Roanne is a beautiful city with a long and rich history. Originally an important Roman settlement, it has been occupied by various peoples over the centuries before becoming part of France in 1793. The Romans left behind traces of their culture such as temples and amphitheaters which you can see today if you visit one of Roanneâ€™s many historical sites. If history isn’t your thing, then there are plenty more things to do in this lovely French city such as visiting its many parks or taking boat trips on the Loire River which runs through town.
Roanne is located halfway up the steep slope which rises immediately above the bank of the Loire River at Roanne. The town has developed tourist attractions with short walks or longer country walks direct from outside most front doors onto footpaths by riverside forests strewn with flowers across wooded hillsides overlooking vineyards, fields, farms and villages below – all within easy reach yet protected from dust pollution whilst strolling through occasional patches of woodland where one can sit relax and enjoy the tranquility of this countryside.
Things to do in Roanne:
Visit La citÃ© du design – museum for contemporary art designs houses exhibitions about Roanne’s history as a center for porcelain production. The building dates to 1892 when it was built by Gustave Eiffel, but closed in 1999 before being converted to its current use. It reopened on April 22nd 2009 after two years work to transform this former factory into an exhibition space dedicated to industrial heritage and modern design. Exhibitions are hosted here throughout the year presenting works that range from furniture pieces through product design up until architecture itself, all created within the Roanne area.
Next you can check out Les Jardins de lâ€™Apocalypse. It has an entrance fee but it’s totally worth it! They feature bizarre trees sculpted into unusual shapes with flowers blooming out from their stumps or forming a veil over their branches. There are several other themed gardens as well so you’ll never be bored here.