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Castle home of Louis XIV’s mistress is asking $40M

February 08, 2014 05:00PM

 Elegant European castles are a fixture of the luxury market, but now’s your chance to buy an estate with a truly unique history.

The 16th-century Château Saint-Elix near Toulouse was the home to Madame de Montespan, the mistress to King Louis XIV, according to Curbed. The 20,236-square-foot, five-story castle is asking about $40 million and sits on a private park between the Atlantic and the Pyrénées.

The property is being marketed by Michaël Zingraf of Christie’s International Real Estate and features 10 bedrooms and terra cotta floors. [Curbed]Christopher Cameron