You'll want to take a look inside this opulent chateau and hunting estate for sale in Fontainebleau, France. The XVII Century Chateau sits on 700 Hectares and is just 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Paris. This magnificent estate is situated in the heart of a forest on 700 private hectares (approximately 1,730 acres), which encompasses woodland, lakes, and hunting grounds that are stocked with wild boar, deer, and pheasant. The 17th-century chateau property has recently undergone a total and meticulous renovation refitted to highlight the light, space, and well-being of the architectural design. The renovations have used traditional French craftsmanship, artisans, and designers who have carefully preserved the home’s history while adding luxurious modern amenities.
This chateau for sale makes for the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, with the palatial main residence offering more than 1,100 square meters (11,840 square feet) of living space. There are vast bay windows throughout the home which allow the sun to stream through and provide unobstructed views of the forest and countryside. Furthering the allure of this luxurious chateau retreat is a restored period dovecote, which provides additional accommodations as well as a 260-square-meter (2,798-square-foot) wellness center with a swimming pool, sauna, gym, hammam, and an outdoor Jacuzzi with the forest as the backdrop. This beautiful property also features a 1 km (0.62 miles) fitness trail, golf practice course, and tennis courts. This is a truly exceptional hunting estate in a magnificent environment, this chateau property offers a life of pure tranquillity and complete privacy from the outside world.
One of the most popular attractions to visit in Fontainebleau is the Chateau de Fontainebleau where you'll enjoy this palace almost as its inhabitants did in centuries past. This was the preferred residence of French kings and emperors for seven centuries. Francois I, made the palace his permanent residence in 1527, breathing new life into the ruins with origins that date back to 1137. A succession of kings worked to further rehabilitate the castle, which is where Marie de Medici delivered her baby, who later became King Louis XIII. You can also see where Napoleon I addressed his subjects after the French Revolution as you step into the Emperor's Throne Room. Italian artists Rosso and Primatice decorated the interior with frescoes, which you can still view today.
Another popular place to visit is the Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau) spread out across 25,000 hectares (62,000 acres), this is a mecca for climbing, hiking, horseback riding, and biking. The forest has more than 1,600 km (990 mi) of trails, including 300 kilometers (186 miles) of signed trails, where you can choose from the many options specifically designated for mountain bikes, equestrians, and pedestrians. Here you will find Scotch Pine, Oaks, and European Beech comprise the forest, making it a paradise for bird watching.
The Chartres Cathedral is considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic cathedral architectural design. The cathedral still has the majority of original stained glass windows intact, while the architecture has had only minor changes since the early 13th century.
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