11th Century Castle in Condom, France, for sale

An 11th century castle near the town of Condom, in Gascony, is for sale.  The property belonged to the family of a nobleman, le Seigneur Bertrand de Marreaux, for more than 700 years. It is now being marketed with a €310,000 price tag, after being reduced by some 30 percent.

Close to the market town of Vic Fezensac in the middle of the Gers département, the small, stonghold, which has walls 100 cm thick,  fell into ruin in the 19th century and although it was partly rebuilt in the 20th, it nonetheless requires a considerable amount of tender loving care to return it to its former medieval stature. The property, which boasts an attractive square tower and three-foot thick walls, has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and three reception rooms.

Condom is a beautiful town often called a heart of the Gascony (historic name of the Gers department) in the Midi Pyrenees region. It’s important place on the pilgrimage route which ends in Santiago de Compostella in northwest Spain. There are several historical sight worth to see such as St Pierre cathedral, many Roman architecture churches, the Castle of Puypardin and of course a famous 17th century Musee de l’Armagnac. This town is very lively place with many cultural and sport events running through the year including Bandas y Penas in May which is an international street music festival with over 50 000 visitors. Between the most popular outside sport activities are: hiking, mountain biking, cycling, horse riding, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hunting and golfing with five golf courses in the department. For those looking to buy the high quality fresh local product such as foie gras, wines and confit there are three street markets every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. To reach the nearest international airport in Toulouse it takes about 100mins drive and the airports in Bordeaux and Pau are less than 2 hour drive.

Includes a garden almost one acre in size, and a ruined outbuilding.

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