A look at 8 historic French real estate gems

The real estate game in France is unlike anywhere else in the world. From castles-slash-wineries in the countryside to luxurious Parisian duplexes, the options for a romantic real estate venture are seemingly infinite.

1. 16th-Century Winery Chateau In Montpellier

With a castle filled with vaulted rooms and a 10th-century Roman chapel on the property, this estate is incredibly luxurious. It was completely renovated, now featuring a tennis court, swimming pool, wine cellar and vineyard.

2. Petit Versailles du Languedoc In Pezenas

On this magnificent 81.5 acres of land, there is a 12th-century Romanesque church (the largest in Languedoc) and an abbatial palace from the 18th century. You’ll also find an operating vineyard and a wine cellar that was converted after the French Revolution.

3. 18th-Century Apartment In Paris

Right around the corner from Luxembourg Gardens, the location of this 18th-century gem could not be better. The apartment is filled with storied details, including soaring ceilings and a maid’s bedroom that is perfect for an office or guest room.

4. Castle Le Rouret In Provence-Alps-Cote D’Azur

An extremely rare 13th-century chateau on the Riviera, this 11-bedroom property is a once-in-a-lifetime purchase. On the grounds you’ll find olive groves, fountains, manicured gardens, and fruit orchards.

5. 18th-Century Chateau In Tours

This 16-bedroom chateau is located in the lush Touraine area, just outside of the city of Tours. It boasts four floors, a chapel, and a number of outbuildings that were once caretaker and staff lodges. An architectural gem, this spacious estate would be perfect for a boutique hotel.

6. Castle Èze In Alpes-Maritimes

Just ten minutes from the Principality of Monaco, this grand castle couldn’t be a better backdrop for luxurious living. Although it needs a full renovation, the historic structure and incredible seaside views are worth it. Plus, it is helipad-ready!

7. 19th-Century Villa In Villefranche-sur-Mer

As if this gorgeous country villa wasn’t stunning enough, it also has panoramic seaside views, a heated pool, and a lighted tennis court. With 12 bedrooms and nine full bathrooms, this circa-1892 home would be a fantastic holiday home for the whole family (and then some!).

8. 1930’s Duplex In Paris

Between the Arc de Triomphe and Faubourg Saint Honoré you’ll find this exceptional two-floor luxury apartment inside a 1930’s building with some of the best views in the city. With three bedrooms, private terraces off of each floor, and an elevator (a rarity in historic buildings like this!), this is the kind of Parisian flat that everyone dreams about.