On the borders of the French department of Seine-et-Marne, some 10 km from Provins, near several hamlets and in a forest. This “timeless” site is reached via a track.
The French capital is a little less than 100 km away.
This rectangular forecourt, spanning approx. 2,500 m², was closed on its three sides (south, north, west) by 7 m high walls, reinforced at regular intervals with buttresses. There was a well, 2 ovens and 2 storerooms. It was entered via carriage gates.
Currently, a gatekeeper’s cottage has been redone like-for-like, the interior of which awaits conversion.
The rectangular castle itself, spanning approx. 2,700 m², is surrounded by dry moats. It was flanked by nine towers that were probably interconnected via a curtain wall.
The entrance was flanked by twin towers whilst the corners were taken up by four partially engaged towers.
Two semi-circular towers reinforced the curtain walls with a pentagonal tower on the east side.
The roofs were covered with slate.
The quarters of the castle owner were no doubt in the north-west corner of the inner courtyard.
The unit formed by this dwelling, the north-west corner tower, complete with its water storage tank, and the neighbouring twin tower no doubt constituted the “defensive centre” of the keep.
The chapel on the north-east side features arched and vertical mullioned windows.
In the south-east corner, a gigantic water storage tower is supported by a clever construction of triangular arches.
A postern is in the east moat. Hypothetically, two others could have existed, one at the foot of the middle tower on the south side and, the other, at the foot of the middle tower on the north side.
The postern set at the foot of the entrance towers comprised an advanced work of two arches, resting on the one hand on the slope of the towers and, on the other hand, on the end of the stationary bridge.
The highly evolved character of this military architecture (watch-towers, a drawbridge, a postern under the drawbridge, a polygonal tower and the twin entrance towers) bears a resemblance to Villandraut or Coca (Spain) according to certain authors, whilst other historians compare it with Dourdan or the Louvre.
This is perhaps a unique occasion to purchase a listed ruin near to Paris for a very good price! The gatekeeper’s cottage, awaiting completion of its conversion, would make it possible to live in this eminently romantic, pastoral spot. The building will lend itself to visits by the general public and to the organisation of events.
The owner of this exceptional witness to the Middle-Ages would be able to take advantage of tax benefits linked to its French historic monument listing. A challenge that is well worth undertaking.
360 000 €
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Prix de vente au-delà de 600 000 euros 5% TTC*
Prix de vente de 400 000 à 600 000 euros 6% TTC*
Prix de vente de 200 000 À 400 000 euros 7% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 200 000 euros 9% TTC*
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Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros 30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
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Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établi sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de 120 Euros TTC*
*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %
|Land registry surface area||10470 m2|
|Main building surface area||2700 m2|
Seine & Marne
Corinne Angeli       +33 1 42 84 80 85
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.