This magnificent 19th century chateau, so beautiful it looks like something straight out of a Jane Austin novel, sits on 32 hectares of land and it’s only an hour away from Toulouse. It was a former hunting lodge with more than 600m2 of living space and breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.
On 3 main levels, this gorgeous castle is composed on the ground floor, of beautiful bright living rooms, a dining room, lounge, two kitchens, gym, all overlooking the green garden. Аn amazing gallery is revealed right after the beautiful entrance hall with a herringbone parquet floor and a dining room with fireplace. And that’s not all – a superb master suite with dressing room and bathroom completes this divine mansion.
On the first floor there are two large suites with bathrooms and a possibility for more bedrooms, if needed.
In the back yard you’ll see the heated pool that was once a fountain, with a beautiful waterfall and other outbuildings that could be turned into additional premises. Meadows, forests, streams and magnificent multi-centenary trees are what the chateau’s park is composed of.
About the place:
Toulouse is a city in southwestern France, the capital of the Haute-Garonne department and Midi-Pyrénées region. It is the fourth largest city in France. It has been one of Europe’s great centers for science since about 1970 as well as home to novelists such as Jean Genet and Pierre Soulages. With over 70 museums, Toulouse is known for its art and history; it also owns two skyscraper complexes built by Airports Council International, called Aeroport de la Côte d’Azur and ACI Paris Île-de-France.
Toulouse has been around for almost 2000 years and over time had many rulers from different countries come through before becoming a part of France. It became more independent after the Hundred Years’ War when King Louis XI took power away from Charles VII who was governing at the time. Then later during WWI and WWII parts were bombed but most are still standing today with lots to see, including museums dedicated to aviation, religion, archaeology, natural history and even local art like tapestries and ceramics.
Things to do in Sernin:
In Toulouse there are many wonderful attractions to visit, such as Basilica Saint-Sernin, which dates back over 1800 years ago. It’s France’s largest Romanesque church, and while you’re there make sure to also check out the crypts.
You can also visit the Musee des Augustins – this museum is home to more than 500 paintings by artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Dufy and Delacroix. Even if you don’t want a history lesson about Toulouse (although that’d be pretty interesting), it’s worth checking out for its amazing art collection!
One of the most interesting places to visit is The Cité de l’Espace – a space museum that has been open since 1988 and takes visitors on an adventure of weightlessness without ever leaving the ground. Visitors can see what it’s like to become one with their surroundings while flying around the world at incredible speeds or even orbiting Jupiter! The museum features many interactive displays that provide insight into human life as well as how humans learn about our universe through observation and theory. There are also some spectacular exhibitions dealing with specific events in history such as the moon landing or other missions to Mars by NASA astronauts which allow you to feel what these men felt during those moments: awe-inspired excitement for this new knowledge they were gaining, sorrow for all who died while they were gaining this knowledge and unstoppable hope for the future of humanity.
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