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100 km (63 miles) from Paris, a 19th century folly with parklands and 13th-17th century castle ruins - ref : 115649
Ruins for sale - picardy - 100 km (63 miles) from Paris, a 19th century folly with parklands and 13th-17th century castle ruins

On the outskirts of Soissons, an old history-filled town, dominating a region with a rich and varied heritage. In a landscape of vast plains, interrupted by infrequent valleys, are a scattering of peaceful villages built of local stone, where numerous vestiges and character buildings remain.
At a distance from a village, in the peace and quiet with an unobstructed view over the nearby town and the surrounding countryside, between woods and forests.
A little more than half an hour from the main, regional towns, less than an hour from Roissy, and approx. 100 km (63 miles) from the French capital.

The 11th/12th century ruins of a listed castle 70 km from Paris - ref : 849532
Ruins for sale - upper-normandy - The 11th/12th century ruins of a listed castle 70 km from Paris

In Upper Normandy, in the French department of Eure, 70 km from Paris, 22 km from Andelys and Giverny. On the Normandy Vexin regions slightly undulating plains, on the edge of a plateau dominating the Epte Valley and controlling a crossing point between Ile-de-France and the Duchy of Normandy where the vestiges of an old Roman road, locally known as the "Chausse Jules Csar" (Jules Caesars road), are to be found.

In Cte dOr, a middle-class house, its parklands and its romantic ruins - ref : 815850
Ruins for sale - burgundy - In Côte dOr, a middle-class house,-its parklands and its romantic ruins

Nestling between the Vingeanne Valley and the so-called Velours forest, less than 3 hours from Paris, 30 minutes from Dijon, and 15 minutes from North Dijon (Valmy district). This house, accessed via the A5 motorway, is set in a small village along the road connecting Dijon to Troyes, to the north-north-west of Dijon. An aerodrome 3 km (2 miles) away could prove useful. The village has approx. 200 inhabitants and a primary school as it is part of an inter-communal educational grouping. The nearest shops are a few minutes walk away, with a hypermarket just a few miles away. The chteau de Fontaine Franaise and the Chteau de Lux are not nearby. The sector between Tille and Vingeanne also features hiking trails, providing access to a major heritage of great interest. The sector, therefore, has an excellent tourist trade. The A5 motorway slip road is an asset as its proximity makes the house very easy to access.

Between Chambery and Albertville, an impressive listed castle-fortress of medieval origin - ref : 716751
Ruins for sale - rhones-alps - Between Chambery and Albertville, an impressive listed castle-fortress of medieval origin

Dominating the Savoy Valley and overlooking the Arc-Isre confluence, this fortress controls one of the main transalpine routes, between Italy and the Maurienne Valley. Like an eagles nest nestling in its mountain setting, flanked to the south by the Bauges Mountains, the strategic position of this masterpiece of military architecture has over the centuries naturally bestowed it with the role of the main defender of the Savoy States.

The motorway network can be accessed 4 km (2.5 miles) away, Chambery is 30 km (19 miles) away (direct links to Great Britain), Grenoble is 60 km (328 miles) away, Geneva and Lyon are 75 minutes away (international airports). It is an hour away from Italy and 60 km (38 miles) from the major Tarentaise ski resorts (Courchevel, Meribel, etc.).

A 13th century, listed castle awaiting renovation 20 km from Foix in Arige - ref : 620435
Ruins for sale - midi-pyrenees - A 13th century, listed castle awaiting renovation 20 km from Foix in Ariège

The castle stands in a commune 15 km from the town of Foix, in the French department of Arige. 100 km from Toulouse Blagnac airport and its 43 destinations, reached via 27 international and 16 national regular flights.
In the Arize Valley, a tributary of the Garonne, the scenery in which is typical of the foothills of the Pyrenees.