Castles for sale in France

Castles for sale in France

Enchanting residences keep being sold in France

Castles in France have always been present in the romantic dreams of those who would like to live their lives in a quiet prestige residence surrounded by lovely forests and enchanting landscapes.

France is full of luxury residences for sale. The supply includes tourist castles in the Loire Valley – that offers particularly good investment opportunities – and lovely mansions on the Southern coast, which are truly for high-budgeted buyers. In the south, the supply is more limited; therefore, castles are more expensive and more time is needed to close the transaction.

The dynamics of the sale changes according to the area where the property is located: in the area of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Gascogne, or Côte D’Azur, where there are less properties for sale, prices are higher. The buyer can find cheaper properties in the regions of Bourgogne or Midi-Pyrénées, where there is a large supply of castles for sale. They are exceptional fortresses that do not need any marketing activity, as they form part of the French historical heritage. This is the case of an 11th-century castle with a 192-hectar land in the Gers department that is being sold for 4,300,000 euros.

Of course, a consistent budget is necessary to undertake such investment, but being an exclusive niche market, it has not been affected by the economic crisis. Castles keep being sold, but their price corresponds to their actual value, at the moment. The older the castle, the higher the price will be. Castles in need of renovation cost 600,000 euros on average. Prices of small properties in good conditions, instead, range from 800,000 euros to 1 million euros. A small stronghold with pool, tennis court, eight bedrooms and six bathrooms can be bought for 1 to 2 million euros. By spending 3 or 4 million euros, it is possible to buy a citadel with a 1,000-sq.m. residence and a several-hectare field.

50% of investors come from England, The Netherlands, Belgium, Russia and Asia. Chinese buyers are attracted by castles with vineyards. The other half is represented by French purchasers.

Read also:

Related Insights

Real Estate Listings

Cod. 31793

For sale House, France, Cantal, RIOM ES MONTAGNES, 7 les Bories

166,224.40USD
For sale
House

144 m²
Situated in the peace to 1 km of Riom-es-montagnes house of 2008. For the natural lovers (between Volcanic hill Mary and Volcanic hill of Sancy) Tot...
Cod. 31789

For sale Villa, France, Hérault, Le Pouget, 1 mas de l'Aubun

502,020.00USD
For sale
Villa

225 m²
Beautiful house 225m2 (2422 ft2) Open kitchen on the huge room 2 water room 6 bedroom Huge garage, cave... swimming pool... everything automatis...
Cod. 31715

For sale Farmhouse, France, Dordogne, TOURTOIRAC, Le bourg

72,514.00USD
For sale
Farmhouse

106 m²
Stone house apparent on a frontage, located in the borough of Tourtoirac. Garden southern without opposite, like 2 wooded land of 1.3 ha located apart...
Cod. 31618

For sale House, France, Lot-et-Garonne, Soturac, Le Fournie

167,340.00USD
For sale
House

4000 m²
House for sale in the south east of France, at the Périgord Noir Ideal as a vacation stay !! Ground floor consisting of a large laundry room with wa...
1 / 59
  1. Preferences

    For a better use of Realigro website, set your preferences for language, currency, square meters or sq ft.

    Set now Don't show again
BB