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Moated French Chateau Offers Protection From Medieval Mobs

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There are a lot of castles and Châteaux in France, but most of them are just hanging out in the countryside with no defenses against medieval marauders. This $2.17M French castle, which dates to 1570 and has a four-hectare private park, is special, though. It has a moat and a drawbridge, and both of them are official listed monuments.

This incredible 10,000-square foot, six-bedroom abode is reportedly in "good condition" and has had "substantial renovation work" in the form of a roof reinforcement and an electrical upgrade, with new plastering and insulation, so it is probably not wet or drafty inside (just awesomely King Arthur-esque). The moated Château has a large entrance hall with a coffered ceiling 'a la Francaise', an oak staircase, a "reception room," and, of course, a wine cellar. The listing notes that it "offers good potential for a gîtes or chambres d'hotes business" and has "room for 40 cars." Hear that? One can have a huge Medieval-themed party here.

· Moated Castle, Pas de Calais, France [Moulin Real Estate]
· All Castle Wire posts [Curbed National]