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French chateau that once hosted French president Charles de Gaulle goes on sale for £1.35m

A luxurious French chateau that hosted French president Charles de Gaulle and lies in a village liberated by famous US general in World War Two has gone on the market for £1.35million.

The 19th century Normandy property has 10 bedrooms and is set in 35 acres of manicured parkland, costing the same price as a terraced house in London.

The property is located near to Avranches which is close to the Bay of Mont Saint Michel, and Utah and Omaha beaches where US troops landed on June 6, 1944.

This village was then liberated by US general George Patton on 31 July, 1944, and merged into the Avranches on January 1, 2019. 

A lavish chateau fitted with extravagant chandeliers and statement soft furnishings is on the market for £1.35million in Normandy

The 16th century building is thought to have hosted a former French president Charles de Gaulle when he visited family in the region. Its south-facing arched windows offer gorgeous views of the gardens

The 16th century building is thought to have hosted a former French president Charles de Gaulle when he visited family in the region. Its south-facing arched windows offer gorgeous views of the gardens

A formal dining room has green washed walls which perfectly compliments the pink curtains and mirrors the French patisserie Laduree's colours. It is the most tasteful spot for hosting friends and is open plan, leading to the living room

A formal dining room has green washed walls which perfectly compliments the pink curtains and mirrors the French patisserie Laduree’s colours. It is the most tasteful spot for hosting friends and is open plan, leading to the living room

Avranches itself was liberated from the Germans on July 31, 1944.

Former French president Charles de Gaulle is said to have stayed in the lavish property and sprawling grounds when visiting family in the region.

The four storey property, being sold with Leggett Prestige estate agents, includes 12 stables, as well as 8.8 hectares of fenced paddocks, foaling rack, a barn and a cottage, and a basement with a wine cellar.

The property's styling and leafy wallpaper works spectacularly in harmony with its surroundings of 35 acres of manicured parkland in this conservatory-style room

The property’s styling and leafy wallpaper works spectacularly in harmony with its surroundings of 35 acres of manicured parkland in this conservatory-style room

It has imposing cylinders which is a distinctive feature of 19th century French chateau properties. Elaborate towers, spires, and steeply-pitched roofs saw the rise of Châteauesque style which became popularised across the world

It has imposing cylinders which is a distinctive feature of 19th century French chateau properties. Elaborate towers, spires, and steeply-pitched roofs saw the rise of Châteauesque style which became popularised across the world

It has an entrance hall, office, a formal dining hall and a kitchen on its ground floor.

The bedroom suites are found on three floors above ground level, and three extra bedrooms and a kitchen can be found in the stone house in the property’s garden. 

There is also a thatched summer house overlooking the gardens, which feature a hectare of woodland. 

A dark wood spiral staircase, carpeted with a leaf carpet, is one of its original fittings and winds down the four floors of the luxurious chateau

A dark wood spiral staircase, carpeted with a leaf carpet, is one of its original fittings and winds down the four floors of the luxurious chateau

Spread across three floors, lies sumptuous bedrooms fitted with Carved Barrel Back Boudoir Chairs in a step back in time to the elegance of the Louis XV era. Lavish tapestry rugs line the wooden floors and the Georgian windows overlook the garden

Spread across three floors, lies sumptuous bedrooms fitted with Carved Barrel Back Boudoir Chairs in a step back in time to the elegance of the Louis XV era. Lavish tapestry rugs line the wooden floors and the Georgian windows overlook the garden

Oriental-style curtains are draped across the towering French doors which open on to the patio and outdoor seating

Oriental-style curtains are draped across the towering French doors which open on to the patio and outdoor seating

Twelve stables, 8.8 hectares of fenced paddocks and foaling rack are included in this elegant property on the market with Leggett Prestige estate agents

Twelve stables, 8.8 hectares of fenced paddocks and foaling rack are included in this elegant property on the market with Leggett Prestige estate agents

A Leggett Prestige spokesperson said: ‘This delightful chateau estate with equestrian facilities is set in a beautifully manicured floral park.

‘It enjoys an imposing, elevated position with lovely rural views.

‘Each of the chateau’s 10 bedroom suites, decorated in contemporary style, are equipped with generous bathrooms and include an impressive suite rumoured to have been occupied by Charles de Gaulle when visiting family in the region.’

The main reception rooms are ‘well proportioned and profit from views over the garden from beautiful, south-facing arched windows’. 

A thatched-roof summer house is hidden away in the vast 35 acres of wild parkland at the Normandy property, offering the perfect hide away

A thatched-roof summer house is hidden away in the vast 35 acres of wild parkland at the Normandy property, offering the perfect hide away

A mauve and purple-toned bedroom offers gorgeous panoramic views across the grounds, located near to Avranches which is close to the Bay of Mont Saint Michel. A deep purple chaise lounge chair sits perfectly overlooking nature outside

A mauve and purple-toned bedroom offers gorgeous panoramic views across the grounds, located near to Avranches which is close to the Bay of Mont Saint Michel. A deep purple chaise lounge chair sits perfectly overlooking nature outside  

A bold bedroom lies at the top of the four-storey chateau and guests can drink in views of Avranches. A spokesperson for the estate agents described the rooms as 'well proportioned' and a fabulous spot

A bold bedroom lies at the top of the four-storey chateau and guests can drink in views of Avranches. A spokesperson for the estate agents described the rooms as ‘well proportioned’ and a fabulous spot

 

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