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Moated Château Where Rihanna Shot a Video Asks $5.7M

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Location: Vigny, France
Price: €5M ($5.69M).
The last time the world laid eyes on the beguiling Château de Vigny in France was back in 2010, when it was featured in Rihanna's video for "Te Amo," which saw the singer cavorting in the neo-Gothic castle with supermodel Laetitia Casta while wearing a PVC bondage outfit. The moated château, just 30 miles from Paris, was built in 1504 for the French cardinal Georges d'Amboise, and comes complete with six turreted towers with battlements, salons with elaborately carved wooden ceilings, and a pair of outbuildings with a professional kitchen and "pastry laboratory." It just hit the market for €5M ($5.69M).

This urban castle was designed by the architect Charles Cazot, and is in the center of Vigny, France across from the town hall. The six-wing complex, which also includes an orangery, stables, two greenhouses, and two bridges, is spread over 37,000 square feet on 18 hectares. Château de Vigny was in a semi-ruined state before it was renovated in 1867, when it received a chapel and a "dungeon square." The castle has been a listed historic monument since 1984, and appears to be in impeccable condition. It is unclear whether Rihanna fans ever make the pilgrimage northwest from Paris to see it.


· Le Château de Vigny [Xavier Attal/Immo Best International]
· All Castle Wire posts [Curbed National]