The lustre of Pézenas

This could just be the most stunning wine-growing property currently for sale in France. SoBARNES takes you on a tour of this 19th century château and its 242-acre estate at the heart of the Languedoc vineyards.

Eric Perenchio of BARNES Propriétés & Châteaux can't hide his awe of this property located in the commune of Pézenas (Hérault): “This château, built in early 19th century and renovated multiple times, is presented in immaculate condition thanks to the 35 years of work undertaken by its current owners. Surrounded by a delectable park planted with box trees, yews, bays, bamboos and cypress trees, as well as a swimming pool, it is a truly extraordinary residence in itself. But with the 173 acres of vines, it has all the makings of the dream life of a gentleman farmer!

Extending over almost 14,000 sq ft, its living rooms are worthy of the front cover of an interior design magazine such is the impression that each piece of furniture, each work of art, each ornament and each tapestry was specifically made to sit just where it does. And how could you not marvel at the Greek-inspired columns of the dining room, added in 1922 when the two wings were built to extend the château and which in fact conceal the RSJs that hold up the ceiling!

The ten suites on the upper floors are flooded with light, and boast the same tasteful fittings and décor. “The care taken with the renovation of the entire property is fairly unique”, says Eric Perenchio. “How many other homes of this size have double glazing on all of the windows and double-skin insulation on all the walls?” 

Sold with its furniture and artworks, this dual-façade château is also home to one of the region’s largest wine-making operations. Labelled under the designation Languedoc Pézenas, it currently uses sustainable agriculture methods but could easily be classed as organic. And it goes without saying that this gem is just waiting to be developed by its new owner.

All that’s left to add is that the elegant Pézenas (the home of Molière and actor-singer Boby Lapointe, may we point out) is just over a mile away, while the Mediterranean as well as the airports and high-speed train stations are all within half an hour’s reach.

The price of this estate that would make for an ideal home office is €6,890,000. Talk about a dream come true...


Contact :

BARNES Propriétés & Châteaux - 22, rue de l'Hôtel de Ville, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine - FRANCE

 Eric Perenchio : +33 (0)6 08 47 44 57 /


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