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Joanna Leggett’s favourite (haunted?) chateaux

Today we are celebrating Halloween, which is why I have made a selection of my favourite chateaux. I hope you will like them but be careful, they could be haunted…

N°1 – Magnificent chateau set in Tournon-Saint-Pierre, Indre-et-Loire, Centre

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This magnificent ornate chateau dating from around the 18-19th century is located on the site of a previous chateau destroyed during the revolution. This property is composed of not less than 1169 m² habitable space and an 11-acre enclosed park with a heated pool, lake, outbuildings, and two guest houses. – €1,680,000

N°2 – Impressive 19th century château set in Cornillé, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany

Set on 15 acres of land, with a carp fishing lake, this classic Renaissance-style chateau constructed in 1857 comprises 9 rooms and multiple reception rooms making it perfect for all types of events. This property comprises also a large multi-purpose extension and outbuildings to renovate according to your tastes and projects. – €1,417,500

N°3 – Fort Queyras, a stunning heritage property set in Hautes-Alpes, Provence Cote d’Azur


This stunning heritage Fort dating from the 13th century benefits from an outstanding natural alpine setting and consists of a building collection surrounded by ramparts. At the origin designed to protect the valley, and benefiting from a glorious history, Fort Queras is used today as a family home, museum, and wedding venue. It is a historic monument admired by the public and could be also a fabulous retreat. – €1,795,000

N°4 – Exceptional 16th-Century chateau set in Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët, Manche, Normandy

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Ideally located only 35 minutes from the Mont-Saint-Michel, in a secluded and peaceful setting, this exceptional chateau comprises towers and moat, perfect for History lovers or for those looking for an original family home. You will also enjoy the fishing lake and the outbuildings including a chapel that completes this property. – €950,000

N°5 – Enchanting 16th-century chateau set in Thiviers, Dordogne, Aquitaine


Tower house, barn, apartment, terrace, pool: this enchanting 16th-century chateau has everything you need. Set in an idyllic setting on 74 acres of land comprising many mature trees, an old 9-hole golf course, and lovely views over the countryside, this property is a haven of peace just a short way from a town with amenities and a train station. – €1,295,000