Château de Farcheville

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The Château de Farcheville is a 14th-century castle in the commune of Bouville near Paris in the département of Essonne.

The castle was built by the Hugues II and Hugues III, Lords of Farcheville and Bouville. The great hall was built in 1291 and the castle chapel was consecrated in 1304. Both father and son were chamberlain to Philip IV of France. The structure possesses a rare northern French example of arched machicolations on buttresses, more characteristic of military architecture in the Languedoc. The castle passed to the family of Châtillon in the fifteenth century.[1]

The castle was once owned by Yellowstone Club founders Edra and Tim Blixseth. Following the Blixseth's 2009 divorce and bankruptcy, the castle was put up for sale by creditors for $57 million U.S. dollars. The castle has its own moat, hunting grounds, 15 bedrooms, 1,000 acres (4.0 km2), and a helipad.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mesqui, Jean (1997). Chateaux-forts et fortifications en France. Paris: Flammarion. pp. 493 pp. ISBN 2-08-012271-1. 
  2. ^ http://offshoreinn.com/international_real_estate_property/castle-for-sale-chateau-de-farcheville/

Coordinates: 48°25′31″N 2°17′16″E / 48.42528°N 2.28778°E / 48.42528; 2.28778