In a world clobbered with heavy-handed faux chateaux in Beverly Hills, Chicago, and every other corner of the U.S. of A., coming across the real deal is like a thick gulp of water after wandering the desert: miraculous and refreshing, something to be both savored and devoured. Such is the case with this 18th-century chateau in southwestern France, a swatch of property that not only includes the building itself (over 16,000 square feet of gold walls, heavy drapes, and wood paneling), but also, according to the brokerbabble, a "beautiful park full of secular trees," a hammam, a gym, stables, an "outdoor arena," and an orchard. The ask? About $6.7M.
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