In the Nièvre, on the edge of the Morvan, viewed from above, the castle appears to be an island of white towers set in an abundance of greenery and foliage. It is located within a 2 hour drive of Paris. The estate was first mentioned in the archives in 1173. Its origins probably date back to the 11th century and is located on 14 hectares. The 14th and 15th century castle consists of a quadrangular enclosure flanked by towers topped with pepper pot roofs. The gunports and the thickness of the walls on the south side recall its defensive function. The castle has 7 bedrooms and is 300 m2. The outbuildings consist of boiler room, a woodshed, a sheep barn and various sheds. The landscape has fountains, ponds and moats, wooded areas, wetlands and a swimming pool. For sale via Patrice Besse for 2 400 000 €. This might be my favourite castle I have featured to date. The simplicity of the exterior is what really does it for me.