religious edifices for sale seine-et-marne department

A 16th century priory, with a turret featuring a candlesnuffer roof,
and outbuildings in a small village in Seine-et-Marne
Provins, SEINE-ET-MARNE ile-de-france 77160 FR


In the French department of Seine-et-Marne, in a village with 350 inhabitants, 90 km from the French capital, 14 km from Provins (with train links to Paris-Gare-de-l'Est), 50 km from Chessy (with a TGV train station, the Euro-Disney attraction park and the Val-d'Europe shopping centre).
The little, picturesque village is on the top of one of the rare hills delimiting the Brie and Champagne regions, along the old royal route that linked Nancy to the French capital. It is an extremely romantic place. This 16th and 17th century priory adjoins Saint-Germain Church of Montceaux-lès-Provins.


Set in the area around the village church, the construction of which was carried out in several stages, beginning with a nave, which has some masonry dating back to the Romanesque era. The apse and the bell-tower, completed at the end of the Middle-Ages or in the Renaissance period, feature a flamboyant gothic-style architecture.
The priory, with its three entrances, is nearby. A wide gateway, with double gates, provides access to the courtyard with outbuildings on the left-hand side and the priory or house on the right-hand side. A porch way separates the priory from a house, used as a workshop and for accommodation for paying guests and friends. Behind the priory which ends on this side with a workshop and a garage, is another square courtyard, flanked by an open barn as well as the guest house and reached via another gateway with double gates. The third gateway, on the other side of the property, provides access to a plot of land.

The priory

This building, spanning two levels, dates from the 16th and 17th centuries. The house is flanked by a tower with a candlesnuffer roof and a square tower. Its facade is made of millstone grit; the roof is covered with local flat tiles. The openings feature small window panes; some of the windows are quite narrow. The narrow robust entrance door is made of oak wood.

Ground floor
The robust front door opens into a vestibule housing a stairway. The ground floor comprises a lounge, the floor of which is paved with brick and its ceiling features exposed beams and joists, an old-fashioned kitchen with a door leading outside, two studies with pinewood parquet flooring which could also be used as bedrooms, and a toilet. The lounge is enhanced with a monumental stone fireplace.
First floor
This level comprises a landing, two bedrooms used by the family, one of which has its own shower room and toilet, and two sumptuous guest bedrooms, one of which features a carved wooden fireplace. Both have their own bathroom and toilet. One of the bathrooms, with old terracotta floor tiles, is in the turret.

The guest house

This 2-storey building, following on from the porch way, is set at right angles. The upstairs is not currently used and awaits conversion. The ground floor is laid out as a dwelling all on a level and can be used as a holiday rental accommodation unit or for friends. The living room, featuring parquet flooring and terracotta floor tiles as well as a stone fireplace, opens on to a terrace. The accommodation also includes a bedroom, a kitchen and a shower room with a toilet. Following on from the building is a 90 m² workshop.

The barns

On the left-hand side of the entrance porch way is a long building divided into three vast adjoining barns, the respective floor surface areas of which are 110, 161 et 75 m². It has an old pigsty at the end.

The open barn

This open barn stands at the end of the second courtyard, behind the priory. It spans a floor surface area of 100 m².

The workshop and the garage

Adjoining the priory are 2 rooms in use as a workshop and a garage. They open on to the second courtyard, reached via a second porch way.

Our opinion

This priory blends beautifully with its nearby church, of great architectural interest. It exudes stateliness without pretention. It has the advantage of comprising miscellaneous buildings with its dwelling between two towers, its half-timbered annex house and its row of barns. Its many areas are obviously ideal for a multitude of projects. The current owners have given themselves a year in which to renounce this place which is so appealing that it will no doubt have would-be purchasers queuing up before then.

598 000 €
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Reference 683771

Land registry surface area 11202 m2
Main building surface area 230 m2
Outbuilding surface area 600 m2

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Regional representative
Seine & Marne

Corinne Angeli       +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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