25 km from Gare-Meuse TGV train station with its 58-minute links to the French capital (Gare-de-l'Est). The town is also near the A4 motorway which takes 30 minutes to get to Metz-Nancy-Lorraine international airport (60 km), as well as that of Luxembourg just 80 km away. Verdun is the most heavily populated town in the French department of Meuse, in the Lorraine region, part of the new Grand-Est region of France, with almost 20,000 inhabitants and 500,000 visitors every year.
Although the town, whose name is the epitome of the First World War, was named the World Capital of Peace, Freedom and Human Rights by the UNO in 1987, tourists do not limit themselves to this duty of remembrance if the marina, which is always busy during clement weather, is anything to go by.
The centre of Verdun is predominantly composed of pedestrian streets. They are full of numerous small, original cafes and other starred restaurants, where visitors can experience the particularly rich and inventive Lorraine gastronomy.
The mansion house
This impressive U-shaped, 3-storey building, with its inner courtyard and little side garden, is constructed from dressed stone, half of which is rendered, and topped with an interlocking tile roof.
The facades are interesting to look at as the openings have lost their mullions and one of the gable walls has a surprising window topped with two trilobal openings.
But the feature that takes pride of place, courtesy of its elegance, is without doubt the outstanding finely wrought porch way with its ringed columns, its scallop shells and its triangular pediment bearing the engraving, telling of the visit of the future Pope Julius II. The centre of said pediment has been hammered, probably the result of trying to remove the coat-of-arms at the time of the French Revolution. It is also flanked by chimera, one of which is very badly damaged.
A portico in the courtyard is supported on four columns with an unusual polygonal base. The facades are classified on the French supplementary historic monument list.
This house is undeniably lucky. Cardinal-Giuliano-della-Rovere, who once stayed here, went on to become the great pope of the Renaissance period named Julius II. This current building dates from but a few decades after the famous visit. It is obviously waiting for an enterprising enthusiast of history and architecture. Restored and converted it could constitute an invaluable setting for miscellaneous projects such as an artistic activity, flats, a shop or a restaurant with the major asset of being centrally located in a much visited town. Hence the noble gateway could regain all its splendour of yesteryear.
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|Land registry surface area||370 m2|
|Main building surface area||512 m2|
Aube, Marne Region
Florence Fornara       +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.