This charming chateau was built at the end of the 18th century and finished at the beginning of the 19th century on the foundations of a 15th- century castle, making it a lovely historic building. It’s located only 30 km from Nevers and 4 km from a town with all amenities needed.
It offers 300 m2 of living space and is composed of three levels. On the ground floor, there is a bright hall, a large living room, a dining room, a kitchen, and a lovely bedroom with a bathroom and dressing room. The first floor leads to 4 more beautiful bedrooms, one with a bathroom and a separate bathroom. Then, on the second floor, you’ll find an attic and 2 bedrooms. For all wine lovers out there the property also offers a wine cellar.
Outside, on the land of about 18ha, you’ll get to enjoy the beautiful meadows, woods, small ponds, and swimming pool the house offers. There is also a small caretaker’s house with its outbuilding at the entrance to the property and a pavilion with its barn in the middle of the woods. If you enjoy quiet and peaceful settings, this secluded chateau is definitely the one for you.
About the place:
The city of Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier is located in the department of Nièvre, about 15 kilometers from Clamecy. It’s close to the border with Bourgogne and has a population of around 2000 inhabitants. The area was already occupied during Gallo-Roman times by Légerii people, but it wasn’t until the 12th century that an important settlement appears near this place under its current name (not far away there are still remains of Roman villa). Even though many other cities were destroyed or vanished over time, Saint Pierre le Moütier miraculously survived because it developed inside fortifications built by Charles IV de Bourbon after 1383 who wanted to protect his land against English invasions.
The town’s name translates to “St. Peter from Moûtiers” and was given this title thanks to its proximity to the city of Moûtiers, which has been an important religious site for centuries. Saint Pierre le Moutier is a beautiful destination that offers visitors a tranquil getaway with plenty of opportunities for exploration and relaxation.
Things to do in Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier:
Visit the Notre Dame de Paris Basilica that is built-in Arts and Gothic style. The building was constructed during the 14th century, with stained glass windows added by the 15th century. The interior of the basilica has paintings on its walls, columns, and arches which are all vibrant with color. You can also find beautiful capitals depicting biblical scenes or stories nearby as well as exhibits narrating the history of Saint Pierre le Moütier Church inside this medieval religious landmark.
Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier, France is also home to many significant historical sites like Château de Blérancourt where you will get an opportunity to explore the history of Napoléon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine by visiting their private apartments. You can take a stroll in Le Jardin des Dix Moulins which is located near this chateau that inspired Charles Perrault’s classic fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty”. This garden has a notable landscaping design with artificial rocks resembling giant mushrooms set around waterfalls and ponds that are filled with koi fishes or exotic birds.