Near Geneva, an idyllic escape full of medieval history lists

The Château de Vétraz witnessed two battles in 1332 and in 1591

TRD New York /
Oct.October 09, 2016 03:00 PM

Worried about the potential results of the November election? Need an international getaway just in case? Then consider this French chateau.

An idyllic estate, known as Château de Vétraz, located in Vétraz-Monthou, France, has hit the market for the first time in decades.

The nearly 14,000-square-foot chateau includes six bedrooms, five bathrooms, two reception rooms, an office library, a wine tasting room and vast storage space in the attic and basement, according to the New York Times. Not bad, considering it is asking just $5.1 million.

While the chateau’s exact age is unknown, the current owner’s independent research indicates that the oldest portion of the dates back to the early 11th century. And various counts of nearby Geneva and Savoy have called the estate home.

There were even battles fought at the estate in 1332 and in 1591, when the house’s military fortification were destroyed. The Evian office of Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing. [NYT] Christopher Cameron


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