Vendôme is in the Loir Valley in the Centre-Val-de-Loire region, 170 km south-west of Paris via the N10 and the A10 motorway, 42 minutes from Paris via the TGV train, 30 km from Blois and 55 km from Tours. An aerodrome is just a few kilometres away. The once fortified town, bathed by the river Loir and with 17,000 inhabitants, is one of the three biggest towns in the French department of Loir-et-Cher. On the borders of the Perche region, Vendôme is one of the bastions of the Loir Valley which abounds in heritage gems.
The main building
This block layout building with its regular lines was built partially over cellars. It spans four floors. The total floor surface area of approx. 555 m² is delimited on the east and west sides by two perimeter walls and, on the north side, by the river Loir. A small house, between the courtyard and the garden, greatly resembles the Palladian villas. It opens on to a riverside terrace. Extending the facade on the south side is an outbuilding, currently used as a garden shed.
The south-facing facade features wrought carriage doors set in an arcade embrasure. Two openings level with the mezzanine floor have small balconies with wrought iron railings; a first cornice highlights the first floor with its openings topped by pediments with corbels and the top of the second floor has fluted pilasters with Corinthian order capitals and an architraved cornice. The slate roof features a roof dormer and various skylights. Three aligned archways on the north side flank the ground floor windows opening on to the garden. These are topped by a balcony with a stone balustrade, followed by three more windows decorated with shell-shaped scrolls and a raking cornice around a raised pediment.
This mansion house is, unquestionably, one of the most beautiful in Vendôme. Constructed using old-fashioned methods, according to the principles of Vitruve and Palladio, it still has its original appearance, making it very easy to go back in time. It has not yet been included on the French Historic Monument list so its new owners will most certainly have the chance to request this much deserved title.
The town is renowned for its mild climate and its dynamism. The surrounding countryside includes some of France’s most beautiful villages. A pied-à-terre in these premises would be a great privilege. A touch of Place-Vendôme in the provinces: the “Hôtel Marganne” and the illustrious Parisian square where Duke César-de-Vendôme lived, appear to be closely linked courtesy of the architects and craftsmen of the time.
700 000 €
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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*
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|Land registry surface area||511 m2|
|Main building surface area||555 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||68 m2|
Marie-Antoinette de Groulard    +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.