Elegant Chateau Benefits From Its Location In France’s ‘Golden Slope’ Wine Region

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Brazey-en-Plaine is a village in eastern France’s Côte-d’Or department in the Bourgone-Franche-Comte region.

Côte-d’Or takes its name from the escarpment that is the site of the famed Burgundy vineyards; hence, it is called as the “golden slope.” Besides a reputation as a wine-growing region, the area is known for its grains and potatoes, sheep and cattle farming and Dijon mustard – the countryside is cloaked in yellow blankets of mustard flowers each spring.

This 18th- to 19th-century chateau, set on 6.5 hectares or 16 acres of walled grounds with a pond, a tennis court and a swimming pool, represents the outstanding value of real estate in France, compared to many parts of the world. The 4,360-square-foot chateau is priced at 1.3 million euros or about US $1.4 million.

There’s an additional 1,938 square feet of unheated living space on the top floor, as well as a caretaker’s house of nearly 1,300 square feet, for a total of more than 7,500 square feet or 700 square meters of living space.

A geometric pattern on the roof is a distinctive architectural feature of the region. Steps lead down from a heated conservatory on the back side of the house to the swimming pool area, which is surrounded by lawn and mature trees.

The art nouveau decorated interiors retain many period features including the fireplaces, wood paneling, oak parquet flooring, decorative ceiling treatments and mosaic floors.

Among the 18 rooms are 11 bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Centrally located about 10 minutes from highway access, the property is 30 minutes south of Dijon, known for its varied architectural styles including Gothic and Renaissance, an annual international gastronomic fair and a historic center registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site due the location’s significance in regulating wine production.

Lyon is about 1 hour and 45 minutes away, while Paris is 3 hours and 15 minutes to the northwest.

Eric Louvet, a nearly 20-year veteran of Groupe Mercure, is the listing agent.


Groupe Mercure is an exclusive member of Forbes Global Properties, a consumer marketplace and membership network of elite brokerages selling the world’s most luxurious homes.

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