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.
Perched on a knoll, the castle looks down on the banks of the Ain on the road to Oussiat. The course of the river, which gushes down the Jura Mountains, is not as steep as it flows on to the plains that are crossed east to west by a segment of the A40 motorway, providing fast access to the city of Lyon.
The nearest village is at the foot of the castle, another is just a few miles away, and Bourg-en-Bresse with its TGV train station is approx. 25 km away.
In Upper Normandy, in the French department of Eure, 70 km from Paris, 22 km from Andelys and Giverny. On the Normandy Vexin region’s 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 "Chaussée Jules César" (Jules Caesar’s road), are to be found.
In the far west of the Lubéron mountains, ten or so kilometres from Cavaillon and forty kilometres from Avignon. This steep site is on a south-facing sheer cliff, from where it looks down on a wild, austere valley. To the north it dominates the attractive village of Oppède-le-Vieux, for which it ensured protection and which is gradually coming back to life.
Nestled in a small unspoilt valley furrowed in a plateau that dominates the Aisne Valley, in the centre of a town with its abbey church standing on the edge of a stream, facing the plains.Bordered by wooded hills with a great many small streams running through, this pleasant village, one of the most beautiful in the area, has managed to preserve several architectural treasures.
A small flower-filled town on land overflowing with history, a former county full of a heritage that still shelters numerous sites just waiting to be explored, character houses and residences, mills, a wash-house, a former hospice and convent as well as castles, some even in ruins.Just a few dozen miles from several large towns.
The site is practical and accessible, and the surroundings are picturesque and pleasant.