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Luxurious French chateau that was liberated by George Pattton in World War Two and hosted Charles de Gaulle goes on sale for £1.35million

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 30/11/2019 Phoebe Eckersley For Mailonline

Luxurious French chateau that was liberated by George Pattton in World War Two and hosted Charles de Gaulle goes on sale for £1.35million Luxurious French chateau that was liberated by George Pattton in World War Two and hosted Charles de Gaulle goes on sale for £1.35million

A luxurious French chateau that hosted French president Charles de Gaulle and lies in a village liberated by famous US general in World War Two has gone on the market for £1.35million.

The 19th century Normandy property has 10 bedrooms and is set in 35 acres of manicured parkland, costing the same price as a terraced house in London.

a living room filled with furniture and a large window: A lavish chateau fitted with extravagant chandeliers and statement soft furnishings is on the market for £1.35million in Normandy © Provided by Daily Mail A lavish chateau fitted with extravagant chandeliers and statement soft furnishings is on the market for £1.35million in Normandy

The property is located near to Avranches which is close to the Bay of Mont Saint Michel, and Utah and Omaha beaches where US troops landed on June 6, 1944.

a living room filled with furniture and a large window: A formal dining room has green washed walls which perfectly compliments the pink curtains and mirrors the French patisserie Laduree's colours. It is the most tasteful spot for hosting friends and is open plan, leading to the living room © Provided by Daily Mail A formal dining room has green washed walls which perfectly compliments the pink curtains and mirrors the French patisserie Laduree's colours. It is the most tasteful spot for hosting friends and is open plan, leading to the living room

Saint-Sauveur-Villages, formerly a commune, was then liberated by US general George Patton on 31 July, 1944, and merged into the Avranches on January 1, 2019.  

Charles de Gaulle, Harold Macmillan standing next to a man in a suit and tie: President Charles de Gaulle (pictured left) welcomes British Prime minister Harold Macmillan (centre) and US President Dwight Eisenhower (right) before the Conference at the Elysee Palace on May in Paris in 1960 © Provided by Daily Mail President Charles de Gaulle (pictured left) welcomes British Prime minister Harold Macmillan (centre) and US President Dwight Eisenhower (right) before the Conference at the Elysee Palace on May in Paris in 1960

Former French president Charles de Gaulle is said to have stayed in the lavish property and sprawling grounds when visiting family in the region.

Mr Gaulle fought in Verdun in the First World War and then spent two years and eight months as a prisoner of war.

a chair sitting in front of a building: The property's styling and leafy wallpaper works spectacularly in harmony with its surroundings of 35 acres of manicured parkland in this conservatory-style room © Provided by Daily Mail The property's styling and leafy wallpaper works spectacularly in harmony with its surroundings of 35 acres of manicured parkland in this conservatory-style room

He went to Poland to complete training to join the Supreme War Council and then served in the Rhineland, Poland and Middle East from the mid 1920s. 

a view of a garden: It has imposing cylinders which is a distinctive feature of 19th century French chateau properties. Elaborate towers, spires, and steeply-pitched roofs saw the rise of Châteauesque style which became popularised across the world © Provided by Daily Mail It has imposing cylinders which is a distinctive feature of 19th century French chateau properties. Elaborate towers, spires, and steeply-pitched roofs saw the rise of Châteauesque style which became popularised across the world

The former president most famously made broadcasts to the BBC calling for a rejection by the French against the armistice signed with the Germans in 1940.   

And four storey property where he is said to have stayed, being sold with Leggett Prestige estate agents, includes 12 stables, as well as 8.8 hectares of fenced paddocks, foaling rack, a barn and a cottage, and a basement with a wine cellar.

a room filled with furniture and a fireplace: A dark wood spiral staircase, carpeted with a leaf carpet, is one of its original fittings and winds down the four floors of the luxurious chateau © Provided by Daily Mail A dark wood spiral staircase, carpeted with a leaf carpet, is one of its original fittings and winds down the four floors of the luxurious chateau

It has an entrance hall, office, a formal dining hall and a kitchen on its ground floor.

a building with a metal fence: Twelve stables, 8.8 hectares of fenced paddocks and foaling rack are included in this elegant property on the market with Leggett Prestige estate agents © Provided by Daily Mail Twelve stables, 8.8 hectares of fenced paddocks and foaling rack are included in this elegant property on the market with Leggett Prestige estate agents

The bedroom suites are found on three floors above ground level, and three extra bedrooms and a kitchen can be found in the stone house in the property's garden. 

There is also a thatched summer house overlooking the gardens, which feature a hectare of woodland. 

a living room filled with furniture and a fireplace: Spread across three floors, lies sumptuous bedrooms fitted with Carved Barrel Back Boudoir Chairs in a step back in time to the elegance of the Louis XV era. Lavish tapestry rugs line the wooden floors and the Georgian windows overlook the garden © Provided by Daily Mail Spread across three floors, lies sumptuous bedrooms fitted with Carved Barrel Back Boudoir Chairs in a step back in time to the elegance of the Louis XV era. Lavish tapestry rugs line the wooden floors and the Georgian windows overlook the garden

A Leggett Prestige spokesperson said: 'This delightful chateau estate with equestrian facilities is set in a beautifully manicured floral park.

'It enjoys an imposing, elevated position with lovely rural views.

'Each of the chateau's 10 bedroom suites, decorated in contemporary style, are equipped with generous bathrooms and include an impressive suite rumoured to have been occupied by Charles de Gaulle when visiting family in the region.'

The main reception rooms are 'well proportioned and profit from views over the garden from beautiful, south-facing arched windows'. 

a small clock tower in the middle of a garden: A thatched-roof summer house is hidden away in the vast 35 acres of wild parkland at the Normandy property, offering the perfect hide away

A thatched-roof summer house is hidden away in the vast 35 acres of wild parkland at the Normandy property, offering the perfect hide away
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