In Provence, an hour from Aix-en-Provence and Marignane airport,
a mansion house built at the beginning of 17th century, with French Historic Monument classification
Riez, ALPES-DE-HAUTE-PROVENCE provence-cote-dazur 04500 FR


In the heart of the Regional Nature Park of Verdon, at high altitude, between the warm Provence region and the foothills of the Alps, in a Gallo-Roman village renowned for its charm, lavender fields, truffles and honey, and close to Sainte-Croix lake. The mansion house was built on the edge of a small pedestrian square, a stone’s throw away from the main shopping street and its traditional market. Its location close to all amenities is ideal; it does not suffer from any drawbacks of such a location. The village has three schools: nursery, primary and secondary. The medical community is well represented, there are six GPs, three nurses, a dentist, pharmacy, hospital and hospice.


In the heart of the village featuring nine fountains and wash houses shaped by centuries of history, close to the main shopping street full of honourable and small old boutiques shaded by hundred-year-old plane trees, the building stands on four storeys in the old part of the village. The facade is adorned with carved masks, foliage and fruit from the first half of 17th century and has nine south-facing windows.

Renaissance mansion house

In the old part of the town of Riez, situated in the Hautes-Alpes departement, this mansion house with French Historic Monument classification dates back to the beginning of 17th century. It was built on a small pedestrian square. It comprises two main buildings spanning four levels above a cellar, in a small courtyard and with a central stairwell. The main staircase measuring 17m high is impressive and decorated with many carved stone and plasterwork decors opening up on to loggias. The listed decors and architecture are Italian Renaissance style.

First level
Access is at street level via a door decorated with carved mascarons, foliage and fruit. It opens in to a large paved entrance. The first door leads into the garage, once used for horse-drawn carriages. Another opens on to two vaulted cellars in the basement with a filled-in well. Facing the entrance there is a laundry room.
Mezzanine floor
There are toilets and a cloakroom.
Ground floor
This level comprises a lounge with a French ceiling 4.20 m high, a dining room, kitchen, pantry and laundry room.
First floor
This floor comprises a bedroom with a 3.90 m ceiling, a wardrobe as well as a bathroom and a toilet.
The second room has a shower room. The mezzanine could be used as a study.

Second floor
This level comprises a bedroom with the bathroom en-suite. The room incorporates a staircase leading to a mezzanine bedroom followed by three other bedrooms.
Third floor
This level comprises a large room containing picture windows that could easily be converted in to a “Tropézienne” roof terrace.

Our opinion

This region offers boundless leisure opportunities for hiking, golf, canyoning, delta plane, and archaeology enthusiasts.
The property could be used as a holiday home for those who want to take a step back in time while at the same time benefit from modern comforts without having to worry about external maintenance. This historic gem also has the advantage of approx.15 restaurants, 50 shops, local producers and 10 beekeepers close by.
The property has numerous period architectural details and features, is ideally situated in a quiet area of a dynamic village nestled in a well preserved part of Provence. It offers tranquillity and serenity to anyone looking for authenticity.

Exclusive sale

490 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense

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Reference 273688

Land registry surface area 96 m2
Number of bedrooms 8
Main building surface area 300 m2
Outbuilding surface area 70 m2

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

Regional representative

Roger Pertuisot +33 1 42 84 80 85



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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.

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