This magnificent 17th-century chateau is located only a few kilometers away south of Paris and it’s steeped in history, in a green and relaxing environment.
The property offers 380 m2 of living space and has two levels. On the ground floor which has terracotta tiles, with ceiling heights of 3.40 m you’ll find a beautiful entrance, a living room, a music room, an office, a EUR (TM), a gorgeous dining room, and a kitchen with its pantries.
Upstairs, on the second floor, which has terracotta tiles, parquet floors, and tiling with 2.80 m under ceilings, there are 5 beautiful bedrooms, 1 office, a video room, 2 bathrooms, 3 shower rooms, and 4 toilets, all served by a long hallway. Under this lovely property, there’s a gorgeous wine cellar with an amazing wine collection.
The chateau is surrounded by a large park of nearly 2 hectares with a French garden, a rose garden, old trees, an orchard, a vegetable garden, a greenhouse, an orangery, and a lovely chapel. The guest house, the caretaker’s house, and several garages complete this lovely property.
About the place:
Villiers-sur-Orge is a commune in the Essonne department in Île-de-France. It is located 27 kilometers from Paris and has an estimated population of 12,000 people. The town was founded by Charles d’Orleans, Count of Angoulême on April 16th, 1919, and was originally named Villiers-sous-Orge. Residents are mostly commuters to Paris or students at the nearby University of Marne La Vallee (Universite de Marne la Vallée).
There are many notable public buildings located within Villiers-sur-Orge’s limits including the church Notre Dame du Chêne at Rue des Fossés Saint Jacques which was built from 1860 to 1867 and is classified as a historical monument by decree published on 15 November 1923.
While historically an agricultural village, Villiers-sur-Orge has been transformed into a suburb with its own courthouse, police station, fire brigade headquarters, medical center, and commercial/retail area to name but a few facilities available within the community infrastructure.
Things to do in Villiers-sur-Orge:
Visit the American Cemetery of Champagne at Étrepilly. This is one of our most popular day trips from Paris for history buffs, but you can also do it on your own with a rental car (check rates).
Get to know the local art scene in Orgeval, home to Galerie de l’Orme Verte and several other galleries that feature works by emerging artists. Make sure not to miss its annual music festival either! Also, check out some new talent during La Nuit des Arts à Orival (the Night of Art in Orgeval) each May.
Visit the Notre Dame Church. This beautiful building was constructed between 1957 and 1970 by famous architect Le Corbusier who also designed buildings like the Cité Radieuse (1953) or Centre Le Corbusier (1989). You can visit it every day from Monday to Saturday from 11 am until 12 pm then again at 15 pm until 18 pm with groups only upon appointment which should be made 24 hours before reservation via email.