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French castle lets you own a little piece of history

French castle lets you own a little piece of history

French castle lets you own a little piece of history

By: Nick Marr -  Category: France - Added: 2012-05-30

It's not every day that you get the chance to own part of a historic French castle.  Now, though, buyers are being given the opportunity to invest in the French hotel market by buying rooms at Chateau de Rethondes, a beautiful and picturesque country property.

Keep reading to learn how you could own a piece of this stunning chateau.

Historic castle was Napoleon's hunting lodge

Chateau de Rethondes is located in the Picardy region of France near the town of Compiegne.  Just 45 minutes from Paris "the most popular capital city in the world" the property is situated within forest land on the banks of the River Ainse.

The chateau was built in the 17th century and was used by Napoleon III as a hunting lodge.  The Armistice was signed in 1918 just 800 metres from the property and the nearby Palace of Compiegne features original 18th century paintings by the artist Jean-Baptiste Oudry.

Excellent investment opportunities on offer

Buyers at Chateau de Rethondes have a choice of two investment packages.  You can choose a 50 per cent share of the room rate or a 10 year 8 per cent rental guarantee.  Investors can also take advantage of 7 days personal use when conferences have not taken over the hotel.

The castle is to be operated in partnership with European conferencing group Chateauform who already operate a number of successful chateaus in France.  The property will operate mainly as a conference centre during the week, optimising occupation and room income.

The restoration of the castle has preserved many original features as well as adding a modern French restaurant, a jacuzzi, Turkish bath, sauna, gym and indoor heated swimming pool.

Nick Marr, director of French property specialist Homes Go Fast, said: "This castle offers buyers an excellent investment opportunity.  The location and facilities of Chateau de Rethondes are sure to make it a popular choice with both tourists and blue chip companies."

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