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Dordogne Riverside Property, Bergerac, France

Tweet This outstanding Dordogne estate, with five apartments, pool and beautiful parkland, is located in the Bergerac area of southwest France. 17 bedrooms, 10 baths in all, the property sits on roughly 6 acres of parkland on the Dordogne River. A Maison de Maitre, and a separate caretaker’s house.  An old wine store has been [...]

Albi, Toulouse, Carcassonne Triangle – Fabulous Home

Tweet This fabulous French property in the Albi – Toulouse – Carcassonne Triangle, in the south of France, dates to the 16th century, but has been beautifully renovated to the highest standards by master craftsmen. The property includes a 4-bedroom family home, plus a separate luxury building which includes 10 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, two kitchens, [...]

Elegant French Mansion, Loire, France

Tweet This lovely maison de maitre, totally renovated, near Montrichard, is located at the heart of the Loire Valley with its fabulous chateaux. The entry to the mansion is down a long winding lane, through a wood and between two beautiful lakes, providing a truly majestic foreground. The property has 7 bedrooms, 7 baths, a [...]

France Real Estate, Home in French Alps

Tweet This lovely stone built house, in the French Alps near La Clusaz, is the perfect home for ski lovers. South facing, the home has 7 bedrooms, and is walkable to the village center.  The home is fully renovated, with double glazing and central heating.  Built at the turn of the last century, the home [...]

Lovely Chateau & Hotel, Loire Valley, France

Tweet This beautiful Chateau and hotel in the Loire would be a lovely place to stay for a few days while exploring the Loire Valley and its famous castles. The Chateau de la Barre Hotel, near Le Mans, France, has been in the family for 20 generations, dating back in an unbroken lineage to 1404. [...]

French Real Estate, Historic Castle, Limousin, France

Tweet This magnificent and historic Chateau, dating from the 12th century, is the epitome of glorious French real estate. The castle has been restored to very high standards.  The Chateau is full of history.  It is rumored that Richard the LionHeart passed away here after receiving a fatal injury from an arrow during a battle. [...]

Loire 17th Century Chateau, south of Brittany

Tweet This beautifully restored 15th-17th century Chateau in the Pays de la Loire, just south of Brittany, comes with a five-bedroom Chambre d’Hote, a 3- bedroom gite, private accomodation, and several outbuildings. If you are seeking a business, then the opportunities here are tremendous.  The chateau has facilities to accommodate weddings, with a huge dining [...]

Fabulous Chateau & Wine Property near Toulouse, France

Tweet This beautiful 17th century Chateau Estate, set in an exceptional riverside setting about 20 miles from Toulouse, France, is an ideal property for business opportunities. Set on approximately 14 acres, this Frontonnaise wine property consists of 4 beautiful brick buildings, typical of the region, fronted by a large sweeping circular drive and fountain. The [...]

Luxury Chateau South Coast Brittany, France

Tweet This stunning 19th century Chateau, with 14th century Manoir and Dovecote, sits on 138 acres of magnificent parkland, extensive woodlands, lakes and classically styled gardens.   The chateau lies just a couple miles off the south coast of Brittany, with sea views from its tower. The chateau is built on five levels, and currently provides [...]

18th Century Mansion Midi Pyrenees Tarn et Garonne

Tweet This impressive 18th century Maison de Maitre is a fine example of the French architectural style from the Napoleonic period.  Carefully restored, many of the original features are still intact.  All electricity and plumbing has been renewed. The property has 5 bedrooms for the owners’ use; 3 suites (2 are family suites with extra [...]

Lovely Dordogne Mansion near Brantome

Tweet This lovely mansion in the Dordogne, in southwest France, lies between the beautiful towns of Brantome and St. Jean de Cole. Set on roughly 40 acres of land, the property includes a private swimming pool, Jacuzzi, pool house, watermill (to be restored), cottage, 2 four-star rated gites, guest swimming pool, 2 barns and garages.  [...]

Loiret Chateau near Orleans France

Tweet This old fortified chateau farmhouse in Loiret (1 hour from Paris), in the Orleans area of France, dates from the 13th century, and has almost 6500 square feet of living space on two floors. The chateau has been tastefully restored, and includes a double living room, large dining room, 5 large bedrooms with bathrooms, [...]

The Dordogne Valley – Treasures from the Past

Tweet The Dordogne Valley, in southwest France, is our favorite area in all of France – and it is the favorite of many others, including even many of the French. It is a treasure trove of castles and chateaux, lovely countryside, food, wine, and a history that dates back to the fabulous cave paintings of [...]

Video Conferencing to Help Buy a Home or Other Property in France

Tweet Interested in buying a home in France?  Love France, but wondering about the process of buying property in France? The Matchmakers, a real estate company specializing in beautiful homes in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and France, is offering free consultations for seriously interested individuals and small groups via video meetups on the [...]

New Bells for Notre Dame Paris

Tweet Paris is getting a new sound from its famous Notre Dame cathedral. For generations, the sounds of Notre Dame’s bells has cast a discordant note over the city.  The original bells of the cathedral were melted down during the French Revolution to make cannons and coins.  Only one of the original bells – a [...]