residences for sale near fontainebleau and moret-sur-loing

A vast, late 19th century residence
in Moret-sur-Loing 10 minutes from Fontainebleau
Fontainebleau, SEINE-ET-MARNE ile-de-france 77300 FR


The famous A6 or “sun motorway” puts Paris about an hour away and the train station, with 50-minute links to Paris-Gare-de-Lyon, is less than 15-minutes’ walk from the house.
Moret-sur-Loing, a highly sought-after medieval town on the edge of Fontainebleau forest, still has a large part of its fortifications. It has been given the French distinction “Cent plus beaux détours de France” (one hundred most beautiful detours in France). The town still has its architectural heritage, including some twenty listed monuments, such as old residences with half-timbered facades, neo-gothic houses and a Renaissance style building in the courtyard of the town hall.
The banks of the Loing have been much sought-after by painters since the 19th century, since plein-air painting replaced urban artist’s studios.


This property is right in the centre of town. A front, flower-filled courtyard sets the house back in relation to the street. A large back garden, spanning approx. 1,264 m², is enhanced with a partially covered terrace. All shops are within walking distance.

The residence

This residence dates from the late 19th century. Laid out in a U-shape, it comprises approx. 260 m² of living space spread out over two levels, built over a cellar. The second floor, which spans approx. 70 m², awaits renovation. A gate on the road side provides access to the raised ground floor. On the other side, a little door provides a separate entrance. The facade has all the features characteristic of those in the book “Les affolantes des bords de Seine” (follies on the banks of the Seine), constructed at the same time using thin bricks, half-timbering, coloured ceramic tiles and stained glass windows. The walls on the garden side are rendered with brick window framing. The building is flanked on either side by a turret and a square pavilion.

Ground floor
The main entrance opens on to a stairway, forming the backbone of the house. A separate entrance provides access to a first room, illuminated via a wide glazed opening. It is followed by a study via which residents reach a long corridor that leads, left, to a toilet and a lounge, enhanced with an elegant fireplace created by J.B.-Astier-de-Villatte. A few steps then go down to a fully fitted kitchen, laid out in one of the pavilions, under a high ceiling. On the right-hand side, a double living room communicates with a lounge-library.
The floors on this level are covered with herringbone pattern parquet flooring or mosaic tiles. Walls are enhanced with panelling and ceilings adorned with moulding.

First floor
This level comprises a bedroom, a shower room with a toilet, another bedroom with a dressing-laundry room area and a third, large bedroom, with a bathroom and toilet.
Second floor
This level, spanning approx. 70 m², awaits renovation throughout. It has an attic above.
The cellars run the full floor surface area of the house.

Our opinion

This house, fully restored by an architect a few years ago, has been awarded a distinction by the French heritage foundation. It is like a mansion house in a small town, where the name alone is enough to evoke a pleasant way of life just a short distance from Paris. 19th century painters knew what they were doing, especially Sisley who set up his studio here. The residence’s decor goes from the classical, with the horseshoe-shaped stairway of the garden porch way, to strokes of genius like the tall window in the polygonal projection on the road facade topped with a slate fairy hat. The banks of the river Loing still exude their captivating powers when it comes to relaxation.

Exclusive sale

698 000 €
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Reference 763918

Land registry surface area 1264 m2
Main building surface area 260 m2

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

Regional representative

Gilles Baleria       +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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