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    Default Chateau on the banks of the Saone, SW France

    Banks of the Saône,
    1860 castle
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    On the banks of the Saône, 17.5 miles from Lyon, on the borders of the Dombes and Lyonnais regions.
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    Elegant castle built in 1860, creation and former residence of a 19th century well-known architect from the Lyonnais region.

    Looking down on the Saône, the castle, under its steep-sided slate covered roof, is flanked by a square tower and a round turret. The building, perfectly restored in 2001, is a harmonious blend of stone and brick, forming a unit consistent with the style of Louis XIII. The façade of the north-west tower bears a statue of the Virgin Mary reiterating the affection of its builder for all things religious which would take him as far as to erect the village chapel.













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    Gorgeous building and grounds

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    i hate cigar band pools.
    the château itself is gorgeous, the interior not so much. i do like the floors in the fifth pic.

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    Very nice! Not exactly homey-but I don't think they intended that! Beautiful area.
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    This isn't an exceptional example of this type of property.
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    disappointing.

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    I love the outside of the house!

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    i like the grounds, but that is it.
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    Stunning architecture. I could be very happy there. :-)
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