Buying, renovating and restoring your own chateau is very on trend now. Many of us dream of owning a turret and escaping to our very own chateau. Many chateau's for sale on the French property market are usually built in the 19th Century when France became a wealthier county after the end of the French revolution.
As well as being stepped in history, a chateau is usually situated on a large plot often with outbuildings, a vineyard, original fireplaces, impressive ceiling carvings and if you are a lucky enough a swimming pool or even a moat!
The most affordable chateaus are found in the more isolated parts of central France, especially the Dordogne and Pays de la Loire regions. The further South down France you go, the higher the price, especially around the Cote D'Azur region. However, the amount you want to spend buying your own chateau will depend on how much renovation you are willing to undertake as usually the cheaper properties have been neglected for some time.
Purchasing your own chateau can be a profitable investment if you are looking for a business project such as a romantic wedding venue or B&B business so it is important to set aside some money from your actual budget if you are looking to do this. Search for your perfect chateau below: