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A 19th century mansion house with a garden and
a garage near the covered market of Tours
Tours, INDRE-ET-LOIRE center-val-de-loire 37000 FR


In the midst of the Touraine region, well-known as the “Garden of France”, a land of architecture, history, gastronomy and vineyards where heartfelt stories are still being written.
In the heart of its capital, in the “old town”, a historic centre classified as a World Heritage site by Unesco, where the famous pleasant way of living is immediately obvious.
Between the Cher and Loire rivers, in a quiet street, near to all shops and the colourful, odorous markets, all in a joyous atmosphere.
Both near to Paris, via motorway or TGV train, and within easy reach of the Atlantic Ocean.


This mansion house, set in the heart of the old town, in a little street bordered by several similar residences, stands near to the corner of a paved, narrow, no-through road.
A double garage, adjoining the house, can be reached via said narrow road.
The street was originally a private road, created at the end of the first half of the 19th century. It was transferred to the public sector a few years later, in the second half of the 19th century.
This mansion house was, moreover, constructed just after the creation of this street.
A French writer probably stayed here in the second half of the 19th century.
Several residences and mansion houses, reflecting the style of Charles X, border both sides of the street. They were all built around the same time by the same architect who was also a French Historic Monument inspector. Therefore, these houses feature not only the emblematic and stylish quality of the houses of this period but also great homogeneity.
For ten or so years, the architect also lived in one of the buildings in this street with its outstanding, discreet and peaceful character.
This mansion house conceals a small garden opening on to a paved courtyard and, even though it is in the centre of town, this setting is cosy and tranquil, especially as its secret garden, enhanced with vegetation, is out of sight of onlookers.
The residence’s architecture and materials are typical of the period and the region. All the facades, both on the courtyard and the street sides, have been restored in accordance with the style of the times.

The mansion house

This large residence, spanning more than 400 m², with cellars, comprises a spacious entrance hall, with paved flooring and an adjoining vestibule, a cloakroom and a toilet as well as a wide stone and bronze stairway, going upstairs.
This well-laid out, spacious, town-centre property is enhanced with a veranda that looks out over the courtyard and the garden.

Ground floor
On the right-hand side is a first lounge, with wall shelves, followed by a second bigger lounge, opening via double, small-paned, French windows on to a porch way dominating the courtyard and the garden. Both rooms consequently form a double, through reception room with parquet flooring, a stone fireplace, a trumeau mirror topped with a painted motif representing cherubs as well as high ceilings and tall doors.

Following on from the entrance hall, on the left-hand side, another lounge opens via double, small-paned doors on to a veranda. The paved flooring features inlaid decoration.

A stairway provides access to the basement.

On this level, to the left of the veranda, are a storeroom, a kitchen and a back kitchen, with cupboards, as well as a storage area.

First floor
The stairs go up to a landing with a stone floor and a storage area.
It is followed by a lounge-library, with parquet flooring, and two bedrooms, one of which overlooks the garden, with a stone fireplace, as well as a large cloakroom. This level also includes cupboards, a shower room and a toilet.

Second floor
On the top floor, a landing with parquet flooring leads to three bedrooms, one of which has exposed ceiling beams.
There are also cupboards and a stairway providing access to a bedroom on a mezzanine.
One of the other bedrooms, all with parquet flooring, has a bathroom; another has a toilet and a shower. Cupboards.
Also worthy of note is a linen room, with cupboards, a hall area and a toilet.

The predominantly converted basement comprises an original dining room with wall cupboards.
The paved flooring has inlaid decoration. The veranda can be reached via a stairway.
This is followed by a kitchen and another dining room laid out in the vaulted stone cellars.
This level also comprises a cellar, a boiler room and a large, double garage, with a remote controlled door opening on to the no-through road.

Our opinion

The Touraine region is more than worthy of its image as the very essence of the French way of living. This is where its historic heart beats and a contemporary creation centre has just been inaugurated in the town. All the city’s resources are to hand and the street’s tranquillity is striking. It also represents an amazing, homogenous collection of 19th century architecture. This mansion house, one of its best examples, harbours a private, inner garden. Its elegance is unpretentious and its modern-day comforts irreproachable. Its location and its actual assets make it the ideal family home.

1 995 000 €
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Reference 676143

Land registry surface area 333 m2
Main building surface area 450 m2

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Bruno Van Montagu       +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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