THE oldest castle in France is on the market for those who want to lead the life of a knight, but have a king’s ransom to pay for it.
Le Donjon du Faucon Noir, in the village of Montbazon near Tours, has been put up for sale by its English owners for just over £1 million.
But you are getting a lot for your money including a restored 100ft-high castle keep, dripping with history, which dates back to 991 and the Count of Anjou.
Although its early history is dramatic the keep has had an equally interesting last one hundred years having been originally rescued by a soldier who saw it during the First World War.
He worked to bring the castle back to its former glory and an English couple, Harry and Jacqueline Atterton from Yorkshire then took on the project.
The castle, and the five-acre site, is currently open to the public whilst the owners live in the keep and enjoy three bedrooms and a private terrace on the roof.
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