A French Château

/A French Château

A French Château

Domaine de Château Blanc, near Avignon in Provence, is for sale!

It is a Renaissance château with numerous outbuildings (guest houses, staff houses, stables, a barn, a garage) on an island in the Rhône River.

The Château and the five other houses count 17 bedrooms!

The domaine is a 100 hectare estate facing the Papal city of Avignon!

Anyone interested?!

The illuminated entrance.

Coat of arms of the Seigneur de Fogasses.

François de Fogasses built the fortifications of Château Blanc in 1573 to the strict specifications of Charles IX, King of France.

It is remarkable to find a Renaissance château, almost 400 years old, in such a good condition and so little changed from its original construction.

Built in the style of an Italian villa, the château benefits from large and numerous openings that permit the celebrated light of Provence to enter its spacious rooms.

Front view.

Night view.

Front view.

The beautiful entrance.

West view.

A well.

The terrace.

The garden.

The orchards.

The stables.

One of the guest houses.

Guest house stairs.

Guest house hall way.

And now we are stepping into the Château!

The foyer.

One of the sitting areas.

Another living room.

A dining area.

Notice the beautiful floor!

Another view of that dining area.

A beautiful detail of a LVX mantelpiece .

Another sitting area on the second floor.

The powder room.

One of the bedrooms.

Another bedroom.

Bathroom maybe for her!

Another marble bathroom, maybe for him?

A coffered ceiling.

Spiral staircase.

The cellar entrance dated 1627 !

The cellar.

I think that you all are agree with me that the château needs some redo as maybe some new furniture and lighting, repainting,….
Wouldn’t you love to get the opportunity to do that? Maybe I would ask Timothy Corrigan to help me with it because Timothy is used to renovate castles in France!
If you want to see or read more about the Château Blanc, please visit the website
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xx
Greet
All images and text of http://www.chateaublanc84.com/
By |2018-07-11T10:57:41+00:00January 4th, 2010|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , |35 Comments

35 Comments

  1. ArchitectDesign™ Monday, January 4, 2010 at 9:02 PM - Reply

    it seems to have a good start on the renovation of the buildling-really beautiful and outstanding.The interior decorations lacks a lot though……what fun it would be!

  2. Acanthus and Acorn Monday, January 4, 2010 at 10:13 PM - Reply

    Beautiful photos of the Chateau…but the gardens are the true beauty…I could live in them. Greet, I love your blog and all the exquisite images that you post. I have just started blogging recently, but have followed yours for a few months now.

  3. La Maison Fou Monday, January 4, 2010 at 10:26 PM - Reply

    What a beauty ……. so pretty!
    Leslie

  4. studioJudith Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 12:08 AM - Reply

    I've been having a difficult time finding just the right spot .. . and this certainly has great possibilities . The gardens are the true treasure. As for the interiors … .
    nothing that couldn't be remedied with a
    blank check to Axel V.
    Thanks for posting the link!
    Judith

  5. little augury Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 2:09 AM - Reply

    ah, just the thought,Yes you would need some help there-though you have a gorgeous start! GT

  6. FrenchGardenHouse Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 2:12 AM - Reply

    sigh. If only I was rich and famous. I'd be redoing that chateau in a flash. Happy New Year Greet! Ik hoop dat je een gezellige tijd hebt gehad, and veel goeds in 2010. xoxo Lidy

  7. doug Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 2:15 AM - Reply

    oh my gosh, how wonderful. agree, the interior needs some work but the outside is so spectacular it would be well worth it.

  8. Renae Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 2:30 AM - Reply

    Greet,
    A beautiful structure indeed, and I am so glad you said what you said about a bit of updating…because I was thinking it was rather plain inside. Oh yes, would I ever love the opportunity to spruce it up a bit!
    xo

  9. vignette design Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 3:19 AM - Reply

    Greet,
    I would be happy with one of the guest houses. What a beautiful property. I love Avignon! Probably out of my price range though! –Delores

  10. DesignTies Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 3:51 AM - Reply

    Thank you for the tour of the château. I agree, it would be so much fun to redecorate the whole place!! The floors and ceilings are perfect as they are, and the terrace and garden are GORGEOUS. The staircase to that guest house could definitely use a railing, though!!

    Best wishes to you for 2010, Greet 🙂

    Kelly

  11. alice Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 5:53 AM - Reply

    I feel like I'm looking into the setting of a gorgeous fairy tale!

  12. Fabulously french Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 6:35 AM - Reply

    If only we could afford it, it is fabulous.

    Leeann x

  13. Anci Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 8:53 AM - Reply

    Yes, that's maybe something for me 🙂 I like it, it looks like a "real" castle.

    Have a wonderful day !!

    xo
    Anci

  14. Brabourne Farm Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 11:14 AM - Reply

    Hi Greet

    Happy New Year! This is such a divine chateau – what a fabulous project it will be for the lucky new owner. Leigh

  15. Julie@beingRUBY Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 12:25 PM - Reply

    HI Greet
    Wouldn't it be wonderful… those entrance doors alone have me sold!
    Thank you for providing the dreams!! x Julie

  16. Vitania Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 2:11 PM - Reply

    Thanks for the amazing tour Greet ! I would love to get my hands on it!! I probably wouldn't stick to anything too traditional though..

    Great start to 2010, Hope this year is fantastic for you Greet..

    Vitania

  17. Cindy Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 2:29 PM - Reply

    How absolutely grand! Words don't properly describe the beauty of such a chateau! I can't imagine having that much space to live in. Thank you for the tour! Hugs, Cindy S.

  18. Maman de trois petit rois Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 4:05 PM - Reply

    bonne annee! I'm off to buy some lotto tickets!

  19. Laura Casey Interiors Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 4:39 PM - Reply

    It's gorgeous!! Thanks for the tour. Happy New Year.

  20. BonjourRomance Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 6:32 PM - Reply

    I'll take it – how gorgeous and Aignon is so pretty. I just found your blog through Chich Provence and have enjoyed going through all your beautiful posts. I'll be following along and will be back soon.

  21. Sarah Klassen Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 6:34 PM - Reply

    This place is to die for, Greet! Last night, my Mom and I spent quite a lot of time looking at real estate in France — we are hoping to make a move on something within a few years. (I'm so excited!!) I will most definitely show her this place — we adore Avignon! It's one of my favorite spots in the south…

    Thank you for your continuous inspiration and beautiful images. I wish I could walk into these images 🙂

  22. Charlotta Ward Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 6:52 PM - Reply

    What a beautiful place! Has such a neat, almost graphic greatness to it with divine clean lines. Even the orchard looks extremely groomed!
    Love the entryway with those orange candles!
    Fantastic find.

    xCharlotta

  23. the.neo.lifestyle Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 7:23 PM - Reply

    Hi Greet,

    What a nice place, love the rooms and some of the furniture 🙂

    David

  24. LenkaLovee Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 7:57 PM - Reply

    oh my. i have died and gone into real estate heaven!!!! seriously!! wow… it would be a dream come true to re-do the place a bit, and live there forever and ever!! its so beautiful!! 🙂 wow.. lovee!!! so stunning.. okay..gotta scroll up and drool over those gorgeous images some more… wow…
    xoxo,
    LenkaLovee.
    p.s. .love your blog! found it via haute design! 🙂 can't wait to get to know you and your blog a little better! 🙂

  25. * Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 8:57 PM - Reply

    Wat een heerlijke serie laat je hier zien, zo anders dan we hier in Zweden gewend zijn. Het ene is nog mooier dan het ander. Dat was even onverwachts genieten hier op de blog bij jou!

    Groet van Bellavien

  26. daniel hale Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 6:28 AM - Reply

    Fell in love with those two towered one room deep small chateau when we lived in Saint Remy. There is one called Fontchateau towards Mas Blanc that is unbelievable. It was in fact redone in the last couple of years. In a manner I think you would approve. Great feature on you in Chic Provence Blog! Daniel

  27. pen.ny Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 1:34 PM - Reply

    I just love coffered ceilings when they are done right…the one you've posted above looks amazing! That cellar is absolutely stunning as well, I still really miss our la cave from living in Belgium.

  28. Gwen Driscoll Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 2:30 PM - Reply

    Greet,

    I love this part of France. I long to go back. Hope you have having a great 2010. These images are divine.

    Gwen
    Ragland Hill Social

  29. Karena Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 3:17 PM - Reply

    Oh of course I am interested! Can I do it? not at this time! Fabulous images Greet!

  30. Mélanie Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 3:58 PM - Reply

    I will love to participate into a " redo project " because I think the architecture os gorgeous but some bathrooms and bedrooms need to be renovated and redecorated

  31. My Notting Hill Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 4:00 AM - Reply

    Love to see these chateaus and castles. As you know, we have nothing like these in the States. The powder room picture was so pretty.

  32. Cote de Texas Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 1:28 AM - Reply

    gorgeous!!!! just gorgeous!

    greet- thank you for your sweet comment, as always – you are such a kind person!

  33. Donna @ dh designs Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 3:50 PM - Reply

    Oh wow – how wonderful would it be to live in a beautiful chateau so full of history. Thanks for the tour!

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