In the central street of a small historic market town in the French department of Moselle, located 15 km from the town of Metz, 85 km from Luxembourg and approx. 350 km from Paris via the A4 motorway. Metz-Ville TGV train station with its 90 minute links to Paris is approx. 20 km away.
Although on the edge of Greater Metz, the market town nestles in the hollow of a rural valley with a river, bordered by grasslands and pastures, running through it. The heights flanking the site are covered in large forests, predominantly made up of beech seedlings. Beyond the market town extend the large areas of the Moselle and then the Woëvre hills through to Madine Lake, the main tourist site in Lorraine Regional Nature Park which covers the entire region.
The GR5 (long distance) hiking trail goes through the market town and crosses one of the Compostella pilgrim paths from Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands that makes its way to Langres and then Vézelay.
The Romans had already started harnessing local sources in order to feed the old town, now standing slightly upstream from Metz, via an aqueduct. Since this time, the small town has experienced a rich but little known history. A first Abbey was founded there in the 8th century, and then the oldest Gothic edifice in Lorraine was built there in the 12th and 13th centuries. The construction of an abbey palace was to mark the end of the 17th century.
All these events and monuments were very soon accompanied by the emergence of a small, lively town, the heritage of which can currently be measured by the number of old residences dating from all centuries since the Renaissance which adorn the narrow streets of the market town, itself dominated by its beautiful 12th and 13th century church.
With its efficient road and rail network (direct TGV train to Paris), the residence is particularly well located as it is in the immediate vicinity of Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg as well as near to a large university town.
This house, with its numerous invaluable decorative features such as its spiral stairway, its parquet floors, the Lorraine fireplace and its French ceilings, is part of a long architectural tradition and will immediately charm old stone and history enthusiasts. This point is enhanced by the use of objects carefully selected from local second-hand and antique shops which gives the property an extremely rich appearance. The full range of modern-day comforts that have been added can but reinforce its appeal.
The restoration works that have already been successfully carried out could be finalised through the opening up of a Renaissance fireplace in the large lounge on the first floor looking down on the garden; a project that could prove to be exciting.
In addition to all this, there is the rare privilege of living in a setting that is not only historic but also urban and pastoral courtesy of the superb garden scenery that encompasses the back of the residence.
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Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
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|Land registry surface area||1180 m2|
|Main building surface area||390 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||70 m2|
Gilles Larosée       +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.